Senior Classic seeks senior athletes for summer eventWritten by Kristen Criswell | | firstname.lastname@example.org
While summer may seem far off for some, the Area Office on Aging (AOoA) is gearing up for its fifth annual 50+ Sports Classic in June.
The AOoA encourages anyone older than 50 to sign up and participate in the day’s events.
“Exercise is one of the best ways for seniors to stay healthy and live long healthy lives,” said Justin Moor, vice president of communications and operations for the AOoA. “This event really provides an opportunity for seniors to have fun and meet people who enjoy doing the same activities they do, so they can continue doing them throughout the year.”
Competitions are divided among age groups so individuals may compete against their peers. Brackets for competition are ages 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80-84; 85-90; 90+.
The classic will feature a wide range of events for individuals to choose from, including track and field, swimming, tennis and table tennis, bowling, softball, 3-on-3 basketball, horseshoes and golf. Participants can sign up for as many sports as they wish.
Winners will receive medals for their events.
The 50+ Sports Classic is June 11 at St. Francis High School, 2323 W. Bancroft St., with the opening ceremony starting at 9 a.m. Early registration is $20.
Those interested in signing up can fill out the form on page A19 of the Feb. 13 issue of Toledo Free Press and mail it to the AOoA. More information about the event can be found online at www.areaofficeonaging.com.