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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!

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The Long Run - March 2014

The Long Run - March 2014
Association News Personal Best: Four New Athlete Profiles Debut  The 2014 Personal Best campaign has begun with an updated webpage at NSGA.com displaying four new inspiring and entertaining senior athlete profiles designed to motivate all adults 50+ to pursue active healthy lifestyles. We hope you will enjoy getting to know Ethel Lehmann, Dr. Granville Coggs (pictured here), Karen Newman and ...
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The Long Run - February 2014

The Long Run - February 2014
  Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Medals are Gold,  And your hearts are too!   Happy Valentine's Day from NSGA to ALL of our amazing athletes, members and volunteers! Association News Unique Campaign With Post Shredded Wheat - Vote Now!  On January 22nd, Ralph "The Karate Kid" Macchio played table tennis with the hosts of the Fox & Friends national morning show and announc...
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The Long Run - January 2014

The Long Run - January 2014
Association News Becky Sewell Joins NSGA Staff   We are pleased to announce that Becky Sewell has joined NSGA as Director of Athlete and Partner Relations. Sewell is no stranger to the Senior Games Movement, having served as Director of the Kansas Senior Olympics since 2000.  She has also distinguished herself on the NSGA Board of Directors serving as West Regional Coordinator, Nati...
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The Long Run - December 2013

The Long Run - December 2013
Association News End of the Year Message from NSGA CEO Marc T. Riker The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) reflects back upon a memorable year. We again thank everyone involved who helped make the 2013 National Senior Games presented by Humana in Cleveland a success; the athletes, coaches, volunteers, officials, staff, media, sponsors, and financial contributors. Each of you were a vital pa...
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The Long Run - November 2013

The Long Run - November 2013
Association News A Family Affair in North Carolina Our final Personal Best event of 2013 brought NSGA to Greenville, North Carolina, and featured two National Senior Games athletes who are also mother and daughter.  The family theme carried beyond their story as we found a strong state organization, committed local partners and a nurturing and supportive atmosphere for and among athletes at t...
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The Long Run - October 2013

The Long Run - October 2013
Association News NSGA Staff, Personal Best Tour Visits Utah's Huntsman World Senior Games The spirit of perseverance, overcoming obstacles and offering a role model to others are key aspects of NSGA's new definition of personal best. These are common traits with most senior athletes, and they show it in a myriad of ways. Case in point: John Morgan, Jr. , the latest athlete featured when the Person...
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The Long Run - September 2013

The Long Run - September 2013
Association News Sue Hlavacek Joins NSGA Staff We are pleased to announce that Susan A. Hlavacek has accepted the position of Director of Events and Programs for the NSGA beginning October 1st.  Sue's experience, professionalism, and personality is a great addition to the NSGA Team.      Hlavacek most recently served as the Director of Sports for the 2013 National Senior G...
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The Long Run - August 2013

The Long Run - August 2013
SPECIAL PHOTO EDITION A Look Back at the 2013 National Senior Games Presented by Humana   There were many words used by our athletes to describe their visit to Cleveland: Surprised. Delighted.  Entertained. Befriended. Excited.  We could share a lot of words about the experience, but we would rather share a few of the images from the games to allow those who attended to reminisce......
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The Long Run - July 2013

The Long Run - July 2013
Association News Personal Best Tour Rocks Chicago, Il and Canton, OH The hits just keep on coming.  What better way to highlight the rock and roll theme of the 2013 National Senior Games Presented by Humana in Cleveland than to recruit a real rock and roll star to help get out our Personal Best message one month before The Games?   Grammy winner Jim Peterik, whose songs represent more th...
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The Long Run - June 2013

The Long Run - June 2013
Association News Personal Best Tour Visits Ft. Jackson, SC and Phoenix, AZ The variety of setting and athlete profiles continued to grow as our Personal Best Tour spotlighted an Army tennis player in South Carolina and a salon owner in Arizona.   On Armed Forces Day we saluted Col. Jamie Houston, a 59 year old Army dentist who recruited an entire base team when he couldn't find anyone to prac...
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The Long Run - May 2013

The Long Run - May 2013
Association News A Memorable Presentation in DC The Personal Best Tour made a splash at the opening ceremony of the DC State Senior Games, held at the historic and recently renovated Howard Theater on May 6.   Sprinter Oscar Peyton, who ran his first ever track meet at age 49 and ten years later is near the top of all time record holders for his age class, was our Maryland honoree.  76 y...
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The Long Run - April 2013

The Long Run - April 2013
Association News Personal Best Tour debuts in San Antonio The opening ceremony of the Texas State Senior Games on April 4 was the setting for NSGA's inaugural Personal Best Tour event, and the presentation was well received.    Marc T. Riker, NSGA CEO with assistance from three time Olympian Bob Nieman recognized  Bill Altman of San Antonio with a Personal Best Award.  Alt...
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The Long Run - March 2013

The Long Run - March 2013
Association News NSGA To Introduce "Personal Best Tour" and Athlete Profiles We are excited to announce a new NSGA health and wellness media initiative will debut in April, and the theme is already turning heads by boldly offering a new definition of what "personal best" means.   The NSGA Personal Best Tour will visit ten locations this year with a goal of raising awareness about the senior g...
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The Long Run - February 2013

The Long Run - February 2013
  Game On! Remember - Early Registration Deadline For Cleveland is February 28, 2013! Hey qualifiers, the 2013 National Senior Games presented by Humana will be here before you know it.  We know you are very busy training and bragging to envious neighbors about how you are going to rock the world in Cleveland, but if you are gearing up to come, why not save yourself a few bucks and regis...
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13 February 2018
News and Events
Press Releases
Every year, the National Senior Games Association (NSGA) hosts an Annual Conference for its Member Games, partners, and vendors.  With the 2...
12 February 2018
Athlete of the Month
Rod McGregor, 61, Hudson, Ohio There’s a saying that “children give you a second chance at life.” Rod McGregor agrees, since he was inspired...
06 February 2018
Personal Best Featured Athletes
Mary Kemp, 95, Boca Raton, Florida The National Senior Games Association has a core mission to promote health and wellness to people over 50...
12 January 2018
Personal Best Featured Athletes
Mike Stacks, 52, Birchwood, Tennessee When Mike Stacks crossed the finish line with the top overall time for the triathlon-by more than two ...