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"The Long Run" - NSGA's Monthly E-Newsletter
The NSGA is dedicated to keeping you up to date on all the events and excitement surrounding the National Senior Games and our partners!Our free e-newsletter will feature stories of inspiration from senior athletes around the country, keep you informed of events occurring at The Games, provide you... with new health updates, offer you exciting recipes from our athletes, and so much more. Sign up today!
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The Long Run - June 2018

Association News We've Moved! NSGA has relocated its headquarters office to Clearwater, Florida! The move is the result of years of discussion and research. Last year, a process narrowed down our best options, and the City of Clearwater near Tampa Bay has welcomed us with open arms. For more details, read our recent news release.   Please make note of our new contact information: Mailing address: ...
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The Long Run - May 2018

Association News New Business Manager Joins NSGA NSGA is pleased to welcome Gary Gryncewicz as our new full-time Business Manager. Gryncewicz brings more than 30 years of financial management experience with privately held companies, performing in key leadership roles for the past two decades. "We selected Gary because he has demonstrated capabilities as an organizer, strategic planner, decision-m...
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The Long Run - April 2018

Association News Media Stories Promote The Games In recent years, NSGA has made a year-round effort to promote the Senior Games Movement to traditional and online media outlets. In the past, we always enjoyed media attention around the National Senior Games, but coverage was slim during the "off year" when a lot of the action centered around the qualifying games being held all over the country. Wh...
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The Long Run - March 2018

Association News NSGA Visits City Hall On March 13, NSGA CEO Marc T. Riker, right, presented Mayor Tim Keller with an official plaque recognizing Albuquerque as host city for the 2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana. "We are excited that Albuquerque will be the destination for more than 10,000 senior athletes, their families and friends," said Mayor Keller. "Our city can't wait to cheer ...
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The Long Run - February 2018

Association News Albuquerque Wows 2018 NSGA Conference Attendees Every year, NSGA hosts an Annual Conference for its Member Games, partners, and vendors. With the 2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana coming to Albuquerque next year, NSGA held the meetings there to give the host city a chance to put its best foot forward to show what athletes can expect. To use a sports phrase, they knock...
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The Long Run - January 2018

Association News Transitions: Becky Wesley to Retire after 20 Years of Service The new year is bringing a big change for NSGA as Becky Wesley, our Vice President of Association Relations, will be retiring in March after 20 years of truly distinguished service. Wesley, a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, joined the NSGA staff in 1997, the year that Tucson hosted The Games. In 1999, she became Execu...
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The Long Run - December 2017

Association News 2017 Games Earn 2nd Sports Industry Award! Last month, we were excited to report that The 2017 National Senior Games presented by Humana had won the 2017 SportsTravel Award in the category of "Amateur - Best Multi-Sport or Multi-Discipline Event." We were proud to top the voting again, having previously won the same award in 2007, 2011 and 2013. This month, we are ecstatic to shar...
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The Long Run - November 2017

Live Your Healthiest Life Start with Healthy We would like to take a moment to personally thank you for being part of the Senior Games movement. Because of people like you, these incredible events have inspired the world and demonstrated that achievement is limitless for active adults who lead a healthy lifestyle. That's why we're proud of our National Senior Games sponsor Humana, one of the natio...
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The Long Run - October 2017

Association News NSGA Mourns Passing of Co-founder Ken Marshall The Senior Games Movement has lost one of its founding pioneers. Ken Marshall, who organized the first National Senior Olympics in 1987 with Harris Frank, passed away on September 16 in St. Louis at the age of 90. A detailed obituary can be read here. The team of Marshall and Frank was essential to engage St. Louis for support, and to...
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The Long Run - September 2017

Community Caring The NSGA hopes and prays that the many people who suffered from the aftermath of the recent hurricanes will have a speedy recovery. We encourage you to do what you feel is appropriate to help communities recover. The individual who gathers and presents the news usually is in the background. Del Moon, NSGA Media and Communications, manages the monthly e-newsletter with informative ...
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The Long Run - August 2017

Association News Time to Vote Again! 2017 Games Nominated for Industry Award NSGA is excited to announce that the 2017 National Senior Games presented by Humana held in Birmingham, Alabama has been nominated for the SportsTravel Award in the category of "Amateur - Best Multi-Sport or Multi-Discipline Event" and for the "Best Sports Event of the Year." The SportsTravel Awards program bestows honors...
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The Long Run - July 2017

Association News NSGA Gives Highest Awards at The Games The 2017 Celebration of Athletes produced many high points and memories, and we want to make sure two very important people receive their due recognition with our membership. Every two years, NSGA presents its most prestigious awards for service to the Senior Games Movement. On stage this year, Kate Amack, NSGA Board Chair, received the Warre...
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The Long Run - June 2017

DOCUMENTING A MOVEMENT National Senior Games 30th Anniversary National Senior Games 30th Anniversary Mini-Documentary We 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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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 Athlete C...
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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 better...
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13 September 2018
Athlete of the Month
Bonnie Strang,75, Millsboro Delaware Softball has the second-highest athlete participation of all sports in the National Senior Games. Since...
16 August 2018
Athlete of the Month
Ken Mink, 83, Maryville, Tennessee An often-heard joke among senior athletes after a good performance is, “Too bad you don’t have any colleg...
14 August 2018
Personal Best Tour Blogs
Nearly 300 athletes and friends gathered for the 2018 Idaho Senior Games (ISG) kickoff BBQ held on August 2 nd at scenic Julia Davis Park in...
25 July 2018
Personal Best Featured Athletes
Dick Johnson, 78, Boise, Idaho When pickleball players see Dick Johnson ’ s name on their match bracket, they know they are in for a challen...