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Michigan Senior Athlete Recognized

Michigan Senior Athlete Recognized
ROCHESTER, Michigan, August 14, 2015 – The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) honored 67-year-old racquetball player Sharon Huczek with its Personal Best Award last night at the Michigan Senior Olympics Celebration of Athletes dinner held at Steiny’s Restaurant and Banquet Hall in Shelby that featured Detroit Tigers Hall of Fame legend Willie Horto ton as keynote speaker. NSGA has been prese...
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The list of celebrities and notables who have joined us on our Personal Best tour stops include Olympians, a college football champion quarterback, a Grammy winner, a US Army general, the director of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, and a slew of local and state dignitaries and civic leaders. On this visit, we can add a World Series champion to the list. Detroit Tigers Hal...
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"Nieces and Nets" August 2015 Athlete of the Month

"Nieces and Nets" August 2015 Athlete of the Month
HUMANA Hero: Vickie Campbell, 62, Hillsboro, Missouri Nieces and Nets Volleyball players, like those of any team sport, speak about the way their teams become like family. For Vickie Campbell of Hillsboro, Missouri, this took on a literal meaning when she fulfilled a dream to play in the 2015 National Senior Games presented by Humana with her two nieces. However, the desire to accomplish this was ...
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The Games Daily - July 16, 2015

The Games Daily - July 16, 2015
  2015 Games Photos - 2015 Games in the News - 2015 Games Results   From DQ to Gold: Redemption for Grandma Ceil by Eric Todd   Imagine the scene. It’s the 2013 National Senior Games presented by Humana in Cleveland, Ohio. Twenty-five family members from around the country, all in purple t-shirts, have come out to support you. Your grandchildren are wearing purple t-shirts that read...
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The Long Run - July 2015

The Long Run - July 2015
Lasting Impressions of the  2015 National Senior Games  presented by Humana As we wrap up competitions today, we dedicate this newsletter to you, the athletes, and your memorable performances and experiences while attending The Games.    The 2015 Games Daily News Online - Our thanks to the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Communication for providing the intern r...
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The Games Daily - July 15, 2015

The Games Daily - July 15, 2015
  2015 Games Photos - 2015 Games in the News - 2015 Games Results Teacher Follows Student to Racewalking Gold in National Senior Games Gonzales Wins 1500 Meter Event for Third Time in a Row by Russell Barnes   Donna Gonzales’ race walking career is a storybook, even if the story didn’t begin until she was past 50 years old. She has been competing in the National Senior Games since travel...
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The Games Daily - July 13, 2015

The Games Daily - July 13, 2015
  2015 Games Photos - 2015 Games in the News - 2015 Games Results The Unending Pickleball Honeymoon by Eric Todd What does a 72 year-old retired Air Force pilot and a 57 year-old retired Postmaster have in common? Pickleball...and love.  Self-described lovebirds Larry and Jo Honeycutt from Canyon Lake, Texas, say they met on the pickleball court and “one thing just kind of led to another...
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The Games Daily - July 12, 2015

The Games Daily - July 12, 2015
  2015 Games Photos - 2015 Games in the News - 2015 Games Results An Unusual Eye for Bowling by Matt Oleszczak Who do you normally associate with precision? Jewelers? Tailors? Surgeons? How about an 88-year-old bowler—and she’s 90 percent blind? Mary Northrup from The Villages, Florida, plays with the best despite her visual impairment. She rolled into the 2015 National Senior Games presented...
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The Games Daily - July 11, 2015

The Games Daily - July 11, 2015
  2015 Games Photos - 2015 Games in the News - 2015 Games Results A Celebration of Three Cities Fit for a Parade Bloomington, Minneapolis and Saint Paul officially welcomed the 2015 National Senior Games presented by Humana in last night’s Celebration of Athletes sponsored by AstraZeneca Diabetes, and thousands of senior athletes returned the embrace. The festive event was held at the recentl...
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Senior Games Pioneers Receive Distinguished Service Awards during 2015 National Senior Games presented by Humana

Senior Games Pioneers Receive Distinguished Service Awards
during 2015 National Senior Games presented by Humana
Founders of Games in Maryland and Georgia recognized for contributions to growth of Games ST. PAUL, Minn. (July 10, 2015) - The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) only gives out two service awards, and bestows them only once every two years in conjunction with the National Senior Games, the largest multi-sport event in the world for people age 50 and over. In 2015, pioneers of the Senior Gam...
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The Games Daily - July 10, 2015

The Games Daily - July 10, 2015
  2015 Games Photos - 2015 Games in the News - 2015 Games Results 100 Meter Dashed by Cara Desmond and Dan Piering Bob Whildon had the standout performance among standout performances in the 100 meter events at Thursday’s track and field competition at St. Thomas University as he smashed the NSGA all time record for men’s 80-84 100 meter race with a time of 14.71. The previous high mark of 15...
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The Games Daily - July 9, 2015

The Games Daily - July 9, 2015
  2015 Games Photos - 2015 Games in the News - 2015 Games Results Judge Calls Order on the Court by Amy Adamle - Photo by: Tyler Rocheleau Judge Linda Coburn’s commanding presence in a municipal courtroom in Edmonds, Washington, carries over to the volleyball court. Coburn, 50, calls Set! Spike! or Move! with a firmness unmistakable to teammates, opponents and spectators. Coburn has been...
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The Games Daily - July 8, 2015

The Games Daily - July 8, 2015
  2015 Games Photos - 2015 Games in the News - 2015 Games Results Personal Best Spirit Ripples Through Pool by Amy Adamle Male and female swimmers were off to the races for the backstroke, butterfly, freestyle, and individual medley events early Tuesday morning in the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. DeEtte Sauer, 74, of Houston, Texas, came out of the women’s 65-74 200-yard freestyle ...
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The Games Daily - July 7, 2015

The Games Daily - July 7, 2015
  2015 Games Photos - 2015 Games in the News - 2015 Games Results Running to Recover   by Matt Oleszczak - Photo by Zachary A.M. Kelly Although she had no prior experience with running, Kathy Sueoka, at 55, got started six years ago and quickly progressed to winning national races. But it all came to a crashing halt in February 2012, when Sueoka, while training at the gym, felt...
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The Games Daily - July 6, 2015

The Games Daily - July 6, 2015
  2015 Games Photos - 2015 Games in the News - 2015 Games Results Tri-ple Threats   Senior Athletes Take On Triathlon by Dan Piering - Photo by Erica Jacques The sun was still rising over Lake Phalen in St. Paul Sunday morning, but the senior athletes poised to tackle the triathlon at the 2015 Senior Games presented by Humana were bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as they sprinted into t...
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