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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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The Long Run - February 2017

The Long Run - February 2017
Association News NSGA Annual Conference Highlights By all accounts, attendees to the 2017 NSGA Annual Conference, held In Dallas from January 25-28, found a wealth of useful information, spirited networking opportunities, and renewed energy at our gathering of Senior Games organizers and partners from around the country and Canada. The conference featured stellar presenters and information-packed ...
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2017 NSGA Annual Conference Highlights: Gathering of member games’ organizers produces positive energy

2017 NSGA Annual Conference Highlights: Gathering of member games’ organizers produces positive energy
DALLAS, Texas- By all accounts, attendees to the 2017 National Senior Games Association (NSGA) Annual Conference found a wealth of useful information, spirited networking opportunities, and renewed energy at the gathering of Senior Games organizers and partners at the mid-country meetings held from January 25-28.                        &n...
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"Bringing the Heat" February 2017 Athlete of the Month

"Bringing the Heat" February 2017 Athlete of the Month
HUMANA Hero: Ronnie Lakatos, 56, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Ronnie Lakatos has always promoted physical fitness, both as an individual and through a long career as a coach and parks and recreation manager in south Florida. Five years ago, with retirement approaching, she started talking up the idea of having a senior basketball team with her friend and center Mattie Lenhardt. “Mattie and I had always...
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NSGA Presents Inaugural Male and Female Athlete of the Year Awards

NSGA Presents Inaugural Male and Female Athlete of the Year Awards
DALLAS, Texas- A affable, lifelong multi-sport athlete and a passionate player and advocate of senior women’s basketball were named as recipients of the first-ever male and female Athlete of the Year awards at the National Senior Games Awards Gala. The program was part of the 2017 National Senior Games Association (NSGA) Annual Conference held January 25-28 in Dallas. Richard “Dick” Naslund, 91, o...
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Dr. Kenneth Cooper Addresses NSGA Annual Conference

Dr. Kenneth Cooper Addresses NSGA Annual Conference
DALLAS, Texas- Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper, preventive medicine pioneer and “father of aerobics,” presented a talk at the 2017 National Senior Games Association (NSGA) Annual Conference on Friday, January 27. Attendees were representatives from 53 Member Games that serve as qualifying events for the biennial National Senior Games, as well as partners and vendors of the organization. Dr. Cooper is founde...
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“I Guess I’m a Creature of Habit”

“I Guess I’m a Creature of Habit”
Jordan Wolle, 89, Las Cruces, New Mexico No one loves water more than Jordan Wolle. That could be the setup for a joke, given that he has lived most of his life in arid New Mexico. However, he is quick to state his opinion that there are more good swimmers per capita there than most other states. He is also proud to have represented The Land of Enchantment in every National Senior Games since the ...
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Both Feet on the Floor

Both Feet on the Floor
George Freeman, 86, Foley, Alabama There are just some people in the world that catch you by surprise. When you first meet George Freeman, he doesn’t strike you as an outgoing, gregarious person. He possesses an unassuming and good-natured personality that puts people at ease, and he is a good listener. However, once he starts talking, joking, and telling stories, he has the ability to light up a ...
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The Long Run - January 2017

The Long Run - January 2017
Association News 2017 Message From NSGA As we enter a historic year for NSGA, CEO Marc T. Riker pauses to appreciate how far the organization has come. Make sure to follow the link below to read his entire message.   Happy New Year! To kick off 2017, it is time to reflect on what our organization has accomplished over the past four years, and to look forward to the 2017 National Senior Games ...
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"Banner Year, Bright Future" January 2017 Athlete of the Month

"Banner Year, Bright Future" January 2017 Athlete of the Month
HUMANA Hero: Sue McCarthy, 53, South Portland, Maine Spectators and the media frequently spend more time lauding the accomplishments of our oldest athletes, and they are truly worthy of the attention. On the other hand, there are also equally impressive performances in the youngest sport age divisions. Case in point: Maine sprinter Sue McCarthy, whose first appearance at the 2015 National Senior G...
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2017 Message from NSGA

2017 Message from NSGA
Happy New Year! To kick off 2017, It is time to reflect on what our organization has accomplished over the past four years, and to look forward to the 2017 National Senior Games presented by Humana coming to Birmingham, and the milestone it represents. In 2012, while serving as Director of National Games for the National Senior Games the Board of Directors approached me about taking on the role of...
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Tried and True

Tried and True
Ed True, 85,O'Fallon, Illinois As you read through Ed True’s life history in the conversation below, it becomes clear that the multi-faceted man has never found himself wondering what to do next with his life. It’s also evident that he has made the most from every turn he has taken. His mantra for happiness and success in life is simple: Don’t do anything you don’t enjoy doing. There are a lot of ...
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Go, Dottie, Go!

Go, Dottie, Go!
Dottie Gray, 91, Saint Louis, Missouri When Dottie Gray signed up for the first national sports competition for seniors in 1987, she had no idea how far the road ahead would stretch. In fact, before she was 54, the petite powerhouse had no idea she would even become a runner, or that her example would inspire many others to pursue fitness. Dottie had no competitive sports history growing up, burni...
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The Long Run - December 2016

The Long Run - December 2016
Association News NSGA and ACE Introduce New Fitness Portal Full of Resources In the September newsletter, NSGA announced the formation of a new partnership with the American Council on Exercise (ACE) , a non-profit organization that certifies exercise professionals and health coaches.  We also promised exciting things to come. Link to September story. We are thrilled to release the devel...
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10 November 2016
News and Events
Press Releases
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) has named Andrew M. Walker as the organization’s first-ever Health and...
05 November 2016
Press Releases
Three others given state recognition at Delaware Senior Olympics annual luncheon DOVER, Delaware– The CEO of the National Senior Games Assoc...
05 November 2016
Personal Best Tour Blogs
Personal Best Tour – November 5, 2016, Dover, Delaware NSGA’s visit to the Delaware Senior Olympics annual award luncheon could not have bee...
19 October 2016
Personal Best Featured Athletes
Heart and Soul - Georgia Billger, 77, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Georgia Billger has a competitive heart. This is evident by watching the...