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Southern Arizona Senior Games
March 1, 2016 @ 8:00 am - March 30, 2016 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
Southern Arizona Senior Games Registration Begins January 6
Contestants invited to participate in 32nd annual event sponsored by GVR Foundation
The GVR Foundation, in partnership with Green Valley Recreation, Inc. (GVR) and Kino Landing, is inviting all adults 50 years and older to register for one or more of the 30 events in the 32nd Annual Southern Arizona Senior Games. Registration begins January 6 for the month long, multi-sport games March 1-30 in Green Valley, Ariz.
The Southern Arizona Senior Games annually hosts more than 1,000 participants hailing from nearly 40 states and Canada who compete in 30 athletic, intellectual and “just for fun” events at GVR recreation and wellness centers and other venues in Green Valley.
Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded to winners of events, which include tennis and pickleball tournaments, card games, swimming, volleyball, chess, powerlifting, golf skills, a 5K run and 2K walk, and a modified triathlon, among many others.
Entry fees per event range from $5-$10 in addition to the registration fee, which includes an event t-shirt. Registration booklets and forms are available at all GVR centers. Participants may register in person at any one of GVR’s staffed centers or by mail by completing and returning the registration form along with their check payable to GVR Foundation. The deadline for registration is Feb. 18.
The GVR Foundation and GVR will welcome contestants with a kickoff event from 9-11 am on Tuesday, March 1 at GVR’s West Center, 1111 W. Via Arcoiris. The games conclude on March 30 with a closing recognition event at 1 pm at GVR’s Desert Hills Center, 2980 S. Camino del Sol.
This year, the GVR Foundation became the parent organization for the senior games. Kino Landing is the 2016 contributing sponsor, providing financial underwriting to support costs associated with presenting the games.
Additional Senior Games sponsors include:
Copper Level-Country Fair White Elephant
Gold Level-Arroyo Gardens, Arizona Oncology, CareMore, and Santa Rita Outpatient Therapy
Bronze Level: Acra Construction, Bill’s Home Service, Green Valley Heating & Cooling, Green Valley Plumbing, Green Valley/Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce and Home Watch Care Givers. KGVY Radio and the Green Valley News are our 2016 Media Sponsors with extended coverage of all of the events and happenings.
Senior Games requires hundreds of volunteers to help support the event. Persons interested in volunteering will receive training, instruction and an official senior games volunteer t-shirt, and are invited to call Karen Rans, senior games organizer, at (520) 838-0153 or email [email protected]
GVR, Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation that owns and operates 13 recreational facilities for its 23,000 members in Green Valley, Ariz., a premier 55+ active adult community. Founded in 2015, the GVR Foundation’s mission is “to enrich the lives of GVR members and community residents through advocacy, programs and financial support that promote health and wellness in Green Valley, Ariz.”