Registration underway for Senior Olympic Games

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Registration is underway for DeKalb County’s 32 Annual Senior Olympic Games. The competitions, open to seniors ages 50 and older, will be held at various venues on May 2 – 11. The kickoff begins at 10 a.m.,  Exchange Recreation Center, 2771 Columbia Drive, Decatur.

The Olympic-style sports festival will include free-throw basketball, bowling, golf, horseshoes, track and field, billiards, swimming, table tennis and water volleyball. Events will be held at various venues across the county.

Participants are encouraged to compete as a team or enter individual events. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each event. Seniors needing special assistance regarding transportation should call MARTA Mobility at 404-848-5389.

To complete an application, visit www.dekalbcountyga.gov/parks, click on “Programs and Events,” then click on the 2018 Senior Olympic Entry Form link. All applications must be submitted by April 27 to: DeKalb County Recreation, Parks & Cultural Affairs, ATTN: DeKalb County Senior Olympics, 1950 West Exchange Place, Suite 400, Tucker, GA 30084.

The competitions, open to residents of DeKalb and surrounding counties, is part of National Older Americans Month, which is celebrated in May.

For more information, contact Dawn Cribb or LaShanda Davis, Recreation, and Parks and Cultural Affairs, at 404-371-6295 or 404-371-3643.

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