Visalia Prepares for Senior Games

 

Last updated 9/4/2023 at 12:36pm | View PDF

The first Visalia Senior Games since the pandemic will include pickleball.

The City of Visalia Parks and Recreation Department has announced that the 2023 Visalia Senior Games will be held over the weekend of November 4-5. The games will be the first since the pandemic.

"We are very excited to welcome back our senior game event for the first time since 2019," said Holly Ellis, recreation coordinator for the City of Visalia Parks & Recreation Department.

"We have received countless emails and calls over the past couple of years and are delighted to say, 'We are back in the game.'"

This year's games will offer competitions in four sports: pickleball, table tennis, disc golf and archery.

Ellis described this year's competition schedule as a limited start to prepare for future senior games.

"Ideally, we will have additional sports added to the senior games in 2024," she said.

The organizing committee needs a few more volunteers to assist with athletic events and socials. Volunteers are needed in each sport to set up and break down equipment, as well as to assist staff with each event and medal ceremony.

Ellis encourages those interested in volunteering to call (559) 713-4365 or email recreation@visalia.city. No previous experience is required to sign up to volunteer.

Volunteers don't even have to be sports fans to sign up, but the minimum age to volunteer is 16. Volunteering for the Visalia Senior Games can fulfill school community service requirements.

Seniors interested in competing should visit http://www.liveand playvisalia.com for registration forms and rules for each event.

For more information about the 2023 Senior Games, call (559) 713-4365.

 

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