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"Out with the Old, In with the Newsom" July 2017 Athlete of the Month

HUMANA Hero: Wanda Newsom, 77, Taylor, Texas Birthdays seem to bring extra luck for Wanda Newsom. She won her first archery gold medal at the 2005 National Senior Games on her 65th birthday, and by happy coincidence, she earned another gold as the Texan celebrated her 77th birthday at the 2017 National Senior Games presented by Humana in Birmingham. “It was also my 7th National games, and I w...
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142 Records Set at 2017 National Senior Games presented by Humana

World, American masters records among new National Senior Games marks set in Birmingham     BATON ROUGE, La. (June 21, 2017) – The 30th anniversary gathering of the National Senior Games made its own history, with athletes producing at least four new world records and eight American Masters track records among the 142 new entries into The Games’ record books. Hollyce Kirkland, 98, o...
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The Long Run - June 2017

DOCUMENTING A MOVEMENT National Senior Games 30th Anniversary National Senior Games 30th Anniversary Mini-DocumentaryWe are proud to have honored three decades of the Senior Games Movement. "The National Senior Games: 30 Years of Fitness, Fun and Fellowship" made its debut at the Celebration of Athletes, and is now part of our special 30th section at NSGA.com that is archived for the ages. Our th...
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2017 National Senior Games presented by Humana to Mark 30th Anniversary

More than 10,500 Senior Athletes Will Compete in 19 Sports in Birmingham  BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (May 30, 2017) – Every National Senior Games is special, but this year’s 30th anniversary gathering in the Magic City will add an extra layer of pageantry and nostalgia as athletes and organizers celebrate three decades of fitness, fun and fellowship. Everyone can join the party, as all competitions an...
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The Long Run - May 2017

Game On! Birmingham is abuzz with anticipation for the 2017 National Senior Games presented by Humana. Our official count is 10,517 registered athletes! As you prepare to travel, here's some important and helpful information and reminders:   Remember to Check In Before You Check It Out!  All participants are REQUIRED to check-in and pick up their Athlete Credential at Ath...
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"Plus Factor" May 2017 Athlete of the Month

HUMANA Hero: Dick Lane, 87, Livonia, Michigan  An exciting new development for the 2017 National Senior Games presented by Humana is the addition of the 85+ age division for men’s basketball. This five-year shift upwards means that there will be now an 80-84 age group of teams under this new age threshold. One of the main forces helping to make this happen is 87-year-old hoopster Dick La...
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The Long Run - April 2017

Association News NSGA Represents at Conference Every year, NSGA attends several conferences that serve the sports, tourism and events industries. These are great opportunities to network with other event organizers and with representatives from cities that are interested in bidding to host big events like National Senior Games. It's also a great way to continue to learn how to do what we do be...
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National Senior Games Association Launches New Microsite to Celebrate 30th Anniversary

Site showcases history of premier event; puts 2017 National Senior Games presented by Humana on display BATON ROUGE, La. (April 3, 2017) – The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) today unveiled a new microsite to honor the 30th Anniversary of the National Senior Games, the world’s largest multi-sport championship event for people ages 50 and over.  “For the last ...
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"Triple-Digit Comeback" April 2017 Athlete of the Month

HUMANA Hero: Julia Hawkins, 101, Baton Rouge, Louisiana As we often say, it’s never too late to get into The Games. It’s also never too late to set and pursue goals. This year, NSGA’s poster child for these axioms is 101-year-old Julia Hawkins, who decided to try competitive running at the 2017 National Senior Games presented by Humana after she crossed the century mark last year. The retired...
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Spirited Competitor

Lee Stadem, 89, Sioux Falls, South Dakota You might say Leroy “Lee” Stadem has a reverence for sports and fitness. He believes that keeping active is a necessary component to living a full life mentally and spiritually, and he considers himself a humble example for others to follow. A big reason for this modesty is because Lee served as a Lutheran minister for more than six decades in and around h...
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Still Rollin'

Hazel Hassen Bey, 93, Montclair, New Jersey In sports, sometimes the story is about amazing feats of skill and glory. Other times, it is about how an athlete overcomes obstacles to persevere in an inspiring display of courage. Frequently, such challenges come off the field of play, as in the case of Hazel Hassen Bey. Of eight athletes who have competed in every National Senior Games since 1987, Ha...
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Activity is Building In Birmingham

National Senior Games CEO Marc Riker visited Birmingham this week to prepare for the 2017 National Senior Games presented by Humana! He teamed up with local athlete Jan Hinson to promote the Games on Talk of Alabama: ABC 33/40. Interested in volunteering? Visit nsga.com/volunteer #seniorgames2017 CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL CLIP

The Long Run - March 2017

Association News NSGA Engages Another New Health and Wellness Partner - Go4Life NSGA is pleased to announce formation of another new health and wellness partnership with Go4Life, a national outreach campaign from the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that promotes exercise and physical activity.   Go4Life is designed to help people fit exercise and p...
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"Motivated by a Memory" March 2017 Athlete of the Month

HUMANA Hero: Whitman “Pete” Cross, 85, Charlottesville, Virginia During this 30th anniversary year, NSGA has asked athletes to send in their favorite “Memories of the Games” to share on our website and on our National Senior Games Instagram and Facebook pages. One came from a brand-new competitor whose memory goes back to 1987. An excerpt: “I never realized until recently that I ha...
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Running in Style

Running in Style - Ann McGowan, 92, Providence, Rhode Island It’s always good to look your best. For Ann McGowan, it’s essential, even when she’s competing as a senior athlete. That’s because Ann was a hairdresser, cosmetology instructor and salon owner for more than 40 years. As a youngster, she discovered her love and aptitude for hair styling when she was inspired by glamorous stars in the...
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11 July 2017
Athlete of the Month
HUMANA Hero: Wanda Newsom, 77, Taylor, Texas Birthdays seem to bring extra luck for Wanda Newsom. She won her first archery gold medal ...
21 June 2017
Press Releases
World, American masters records among new National Senior Games marks set in Birmingham     BATON ROUGE, La. (June 21, 2017) ...
30 May 2017
Press Releases
More than 10,500 Senior Athletes Will Compete in 19 Sports in Birmingham  BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (May 30, 2017) – Every National Senior Game...
07 May 2017
Athlete of the Month
HUMANA Hero: Dick Lane, 87, Livonia, Michigan  An exciting new development for the 2017 National Senior Games presented by Humana ...