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"The Long and Short of Bob Lida" Athlete of the Month December 2017

"The Long and Short of Bob Lida" Athlete of the Month December 2017
Bob Lida, 81, Wichita, Kansas One of the names that appears repeatedly in National Senior Games track & field sprint records is Bob Lida. His name also appears next to age division world records and other high marks in masters track events, which has landed the Kansas native in the USA Track & Field Hall of Fame and earned a 2012 Best Masters of the World award from the International Assoc...
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2017 National Senior Games Earns Two Awards

2017 National Senior Games Earns Two Awards
Sports tourism industry recognizes excellence in event’s 30 th anniversary year BATON ROUGE, La. (November 28, 2017) -The 2017 National Senior Games Presented by Humana, has earned two prestigious awards in less than one month. The Games, held this past June in Birmingham, Alabama, won the 2017 SportsTravel Award in the category of "Amateur - Best Multi-Sport or Multi-Discipline Event.” The winner...
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"Thirty Years Through Alice’s Looking Glass" November 2017 Athlete of the Month

"Thirty Years Through Alice’s Looking Glass" November 2017 Athlete of the Month
Alice Carroll, 85, Syracuse, New York In a way, Alice Carroll wishes she was one year older. The 85-year-old retired nurse from Syracuse, New York has participated in all National Senior Games since they began…well, almost. She wanted to go to the first gathering in St. Louis in 1987, but there was a problem. “I was only 54 in 1986, and you had to be 55 to qualify and get in at that time,” she exp...
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2017 National Senior Games Earns Coveted Sports Travel Award

2017 National Senior Games Earns Coveted Sports Travel Award
Voted by industry as best of its kind for the fourth time in awards history NSGA is excited to announce that the 2017 National Senior Games presented by Humana, held this past June in Birmingham, Alabama has earned a prestigious 2017 SportsTravel Award in the category of "Amateur - Best Multi-Sport or Multi-Discipline Event.” The results of the voting were revealed at the TEAMS 2017 Conference hel...
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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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14 December 2017
Athlete of the Month
Bob Lida, 81, Wichita, Kansas One of the names that appears repeatedly in National Senior Games track & field sprint records is Bob Lida...
21 November 2017
News and Events
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Sports tourism industry recognizes excellence in event’s 30 th anniversary year BATON ROUGE, La. (November 28, 2017) -The 2017 National Seni...
09 November 2017
Athlete of the Month
Alice Carroll, 85, Syracuse, New York In a way, Alice Carroll wishes she was one year older. The 85-year-old retired nurse from Syracuse, Ne...
07 November 2017
News and Events
Voted by industry as best of its kind for the fourth time in awards history NSGA is excited to announce that the 2017 National Senior Games ...