Senior Games Competitions to Continue through May

 

Last updated 5/2/2024 at 11:18am | View PDF

The track and field meet was held at Mt. Whitney High School.

The Visalia Senior Games competitions, which have been held on various weekends since March, will continue through May 25.

The scheduling allows the event planners an opportunity to assess how well each competition is doing along the way.

"We hosted our track and field meet on April 6th and it was quite a success," said Holly Ellis, recreation supervisor for the City of Visalia Parks & Recreation Department.

"Once again, we were able to partner with the Mt. Whitney High School track team and they were amazing to work with," she said. "The students were engaged and involved, and the athletes were excited to have the students cheering them on throughout the competition."

Ellis predicted that when the games are over in late May, the most popular events will be track and field and pickleball.

"But that's just a guess," she added. "There were 35 athletes registered in the track and field meet. Registration is still rolling in for the remaining events."

The games have already attracted a wide range of senior competitors.

"Our oldest athlete so far is 85 years, and we had a competitor in the track and field meet come all the way from Utah," said Ellis.

The remaining 2024 Visalia Senior Games schedule includes:

• Pickleball on the weekend of May 4-5;

• Table Tennis on Saturday, May 18; and

• Cornhole on Saturday, May 25.

A few of the 12 competitors from the Fresno Sikh community participated in the shot put.

A detailed schedule with registration information is at http://www.liveandplayvisalia.com.(Click on "Recreation Special Events" on the left tab and select the Visalia Senior Games link at the top of the page.)

Registration for the competitions can also be done in person Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Anthony Community Center, 345 N. Jacob St., Visalia.

To participate in the Senior Games, but not as an athlete, call (559) 713-4365 and your name will be placed on a volunteer list.

Businesses, organizations or individuals who would like to help sponsor the games should call (559) 713-4365 or email recreation@visalia.city for more information.

To sign up for future recreation events, call (559) 713-4365 or scan the QR code below to add your name and contact information to the interest list.

 

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