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"Service With a Smile" October 2017 Athlete of the Month

"Service With a Smile" October 2017 Athlete of the Month
HUMANA Hero: John White, 66, Milwaukee, Wisconsin John White takes his sports seriously, make no mistake about it. But we’ve noticed that even in the heat of a triathlon, he’s always the one who waves and manages to beam a smile as he makes his way by spectators. The more you learn about the lifelong Milwaukee resident, the more you appreciate that he wants nothing more than for others to join him...
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"Daughter Inspires Mom to Get Back in the Saddle" September 2017 Athlete of the Month

"Daughter Inspires Mom to Get Back in the Saddle" September 2017 Athlete of the Month
HUMANA Hero: Candace Kennedy-Hess, 63, Kintnersville, Pennsylvania Six years ago, Candace Kennedy-Hess thought her cycling days were long over. The challenges of a single mom raising kids, earning a master’s degree at NYU, and pursuing a successful sales and marketing career had relegated her custom bike to be a garage wall hanger for 16 years. “I grew up on the Jersey Shore and rode bikes a lot,”...
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"On Top of The World" August 2017 Athlete of the Month

"On Top of The World" August 2017 Athlete of the Month
HUMANA Hero: Curt Davison, 92, Kirkwood, Missouri Curt Davison is not known to throw his weight around, other than on the field of play at Senior Games. But when he does, he really lets it fly, and it has landed him in the record books. After 35 years in Senior Games, he now holds a world record. The 92-year-old from Kirkwood, Missouri participates in multiple running and field events, and at...
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"Out with the Old, In with the Newsom" July 2017 Athlete of the Month

"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

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 30 th 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,...
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2017 National Senior Games presented by Humana to Mark 30th Anniversary

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 30 th 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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"Plus Factor" May 2017 Athlete of the Month

"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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National Senior Games Association Launches New Microsite to Celebrate 30th Anniversary

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 30 th  Anniversary of the National Senior Games, the world’s largest multi-sport championship event for people ages 50 and over.  “For the...
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"Triple-Digit Comeback" April 2017 Athlete of the Month

"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

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'

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

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 ath lete 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

"Motivated by a Memory" March 2017 Athlete of the Month

"Motivated by a Memory" March 2017 Athlete of the Month
HUMANA Hero: Whitman “Pete” Cross, 85, Charlottesville, Virginia During this 30 th  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...
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Running in Style

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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Roy's Run

Roy's Run
Roy Englert, 94, Springfield, Virginia For a man who didn’t start running until after he was 50, Roy Englert has made up for lost time. In fact, the level of fitness he has achieved as a senior athlete has undoubtedly added to his time on earth. At 94, the retired U.S. Treasury employee isn’t contemplating anything but continued running and competing to achieve his Personal Best. Roy was not an at...
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03 October 2017
Athlete of the Month
HUMANA Hero: John White, 66, Milwaukee, Wisconsin John White takes his sports seriously, make no mistake about it. But we’ve noticed that ev...
25 September 2017
Athlete of the Month
HUMANA Hero: Candace Kennedy-Hess, 63, Kintnersville, Pennsylvania Six years ago, Candace Kennedy-Hess thought her cycling days were long ov...
01 August 2017
Athlete of the Month
HUMANA Hero: Curt Davison, 92, Kirkwood, Missouri Curt Davison is not known to throw his weight around, other than on the field of play...
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 ...