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Athlete of the Month
Each month, NSGA selects an interesting athlete to highlight from the vast diversity of people who participate in National Senior Games. These stories demonstrate the spirit of The Games and the benefits of fitness, fun and fellowship that athletes enjoy through their competitive efforts. Everyone has a story to share -... what's yours?
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"Where in the world is Ron Snipe?" June 2013 Athlete of the Month

Ron Snipe, 69, Port Angeles, Washington Senior athlete Ron Snipe loves geography. He made it his college major, studying in Mexico City and earning degrees at the University of Utah and Utah State, where he played on the varsity soccer team. A large portion of his career has been as a sales rep, consultant and research geographer for a major education publisher. The Port Angeles, Washington reside...
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"Trying Something New" May 2013 Athlete of the Month

Marie Neaves, Townsend, Delaware Marie Neaves of Townsend, Delaware may have a career working in a library, but she is no mere bookworm. Marie is not one to shirk a challenge, and she's had her share. Trying something new got her involved in sports after she became a senior, and it's been one thing after another ever since. The tragic loss of her husband to cancer in 2003, followed by her son bein...
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"A True Team Player" April 2013 Athlete of the Month

Helen White, 59, Arlington, Virginia Spectators at the recent NCAA Division 1 women's basketball regional semi-finals at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia were treated to a special halftime show at games featuring Notre Dame vs. Kansas and Duke vs. Nebraska. You might say it was "one for the ages" as members of the NOVA United Senior Women's Basketball Association and guest players from...
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"Senior Games are Keeping Me Alive" March 2013 Athlete of the Month

Hazel Trexler-Campbell, 90, Salisbury, North Carolina Sports have always been a saving grace for Hazel Trexler-Campbell of Salisbury, NC. "If I hadn't played basketball in high school I would have flunked out. It kept me interested and active and helped me stay involved until I graduated. I still wear my class ring today." The 90 year old will compete in shot put, discus and long jump in the Natio...
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"Persistance, Thy Name is Rick Muth" February 2013 Athlete of the Month

Rick Muth, 63, Orange County, California Rick Muth of Orange County, California is a runner. Boy, is he a runner. Muth, 63, missed the California Senior Games but was determined to qualify for the National Senior Games. He had business in Charlotte, NC so he figured he would take a tree hopper to Charleston, WV where the West Virginia games were taking place. His perfect plan went awry when the fl...
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01 August 2016
Athlete of the Month
Jean Davies, 71, Los Lunas, New Mexico The beaming lady you see here is 71-year-old track and cycling athlete Jean Davies of Los Lunas, New ...
12 July 2016
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01 July 2016
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Fred Winter, 101, Holland Michigan Many recall the epic battle of centenarians in Minnesota last summer at the 2015 National Senior Games pr...
30 June 2016
Athlete of the Month
Jane Katz, 73 New York City, New York Dr. Jane Katz has made a lot of waves in her field. She earned her doctorate degree in gerontology and...