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NSGA Names Andrew M. Walker as Health and Wellness Manager

NSGA Names Andrew M. Walker as Health and Wellness Manager
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) has named Andrew M. Walker as the organization’s first-ever Health and Wellness Manager, underscoring the commitment by NSGA to advance its core mission to advocate healthy, active lifestyles for people 50 and over. Walker earned a B.S. in health education from the University of Florida, and a master’s degree in public health fr...
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Delaware Senior Athlete Receives National Award

Delaware Senior Athlete Receives National Award
Three others given state recognition at Delaware Senior Olympics annual luncheon DOVER, Delaware– The CEO of the National Senior Games Association (NSGA) came to the Delaware Senior Olympics (DSO) annual awards luncheon on November 5 to present its Personal Best Award to 77-year-old Georgia Billger of Rehoboth Beach. NSGA CEO Marc T. Riker was also the keynote speaker at the event, which was held ...
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Dover, Delaware

Dover, Delaware
Personal Best Tour – November 5, 2016, Dover, Delaware NSGA’s visit to the Delaware Senior Olympics annual award luncheon could not have been better timed. DSO just completed its 25 th anniversary games and wanted to do something special for this year’s gathering. So, in addition to presenting a Personal Best Award to 77-year-old Georgia Billger ( read feature here ), CEO Marc T. Riker was invited...
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The Long Run - October 2016

The Long Run - October 2016
Association News NSGA Website Upgrade Improvements   As reported in the last newsletter, NSGA.com has undergone a modernization that brings faster speeds and a cleaner appearance. There are still some minor tweaks and loading of archived content to complete over the next few weeks, but all current information pages are now functional and up-to-date in time for the opening of athlete registrat...
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"Senior Strider" October Athlete of the Month

"Senior Strider" October Athlete of the Month
HUMANA Hero: Brenda Matthews, 67, Anaheim Hills, California Senior Strider Trackster Brenda Matthews is at the top of her game. Last year, the four-time National Senior Games competitor scored four gold medals at the 2015 Games in the women’s 65-69 50, 100, and 200 meter races, plus the long jump. She also helped her 4x100 relay team earn a silver medal. She was undefeated in all of her 2015 ...
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The Long Run - September 2016

The Long Run - September 2016
Association News All Covered: North Dakota Senior Games Will Return in 2017 NSGA is proud to announce that, after a lapse of ten years, the North Dakota Senior Games will return in 2017 with games in Fargo, August 17-18. Our thanks to theFargo-Moorhead Athletic Commission powered by the FMCVB and the Fargo Park District for their enthusiasm and commitment to produce quality games for seniors....
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Personal Best Tour – September 10, 2016, Milwaukee, Wisconsin   In Photo: Don Hoeppner is congratulated for his Personal Best Award by NSGA CEO Marc T. Riker, along with Wisconsin Senior Olympics President John White (left) and Executive Director Mollie Bartelt.   NSGA visited the swimming competitions for the 2016 Wisconsin Senior Olympics at Shorewood VHE Community Pool to present a Pe...
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85-Year-Old Wisconsin Senior Athlete Receives National Award

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, September 10 – The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) visited the swimming competitions for the 2016 Wisconsin Senior Olympics at Shorewood Recreation and Community Services VHE Community Pool to present a Personal Best Award to 85-year-old Don Hoeppner, who is described as “a man who never met a sport he didn’t like.” Born in Milwaukee and a graduate of the University ...
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"Hot on The Trail" September 2016 Athlete of the Month

"Hot on The Trail" September 2016 Athlete of the Month
HUMANA Hero: John Younce, 68, South Shore, Kentucky Hot on The Trail Just about anyone who golfs has a bucket list of courses they hope to visit while they chase the little white ball and ponder life. There are dozens of individual dream courses such as Pebble Beach, Pinehurst and TPC Sawgrass, but one name on many lists represents a collection of 26 championship courses at 11 locations that span ...
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The Long Run - August 2016

The Long Run - August 2016
Association News Senior Games Video Awards Continue Earlier this year, we shared news that Humana had won a gold medal for a video highlighting National Senior Games athletes in the large company category at the 2016 Boston College Corporate Citizenship Film Festival (BCCC).   Now, Fireside Production, the company that produces videos for both Humana and NSGA, has earned additional accolades ...
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"Medals of Honor" August 2016 Athlete of the Month

"Medals of Honor" August 2016 Athlete of the Month
HUMANA Hero: Jean Davies, 71, Los Lunas, New Mexico Medals of Honor The beaming lady you see here is 71-year-old track and cycling athlete Jean Davies of Los Lunas, New Mexico. She is not just smiling to celebrate winning gold medals in five events at last month’s New Mexico Senior Olympics, where she caught our eye. Jean is also happy that she is sharing some of her medals with the families of fa...
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The Long Run - July 2016

The Long Run - July 2016
Association News 2019 Games Will Be in...Albuquerque!  We are excited to officially announce that The 2019 National Senior Games will head Southwest to be hosted in Albuquerque, New Mexico!   CEO Marc T. Riker and several NSGA staffers attended the press conference on July 12, held on the plaza outside of the Albuquerque Convention Center. Mayor Richard J. Berry and members of the host b...
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Albuquerque Named Host City for 2019 National Senior Games

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (July 12, 2016) – The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) has selected Albuquerque as the Host City for the 2019 National Senior Games. Mayor Richard J. Berry announced the news at a press conference held on the plaza in front of the Albuquerque Convention Center, which will serve as the hub of activity for the massive event coming to The Land of Enchantment. “Sports tourism i...
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"Museum Quality" July 2016 Athlete of the Month

"Museum Quality" July 2016 Athlete of the Month
HUMANA Hero: Fred Winter, 101, Holland Michigan Museum Quality Many recall the epic battle of centenarians in Minnesota last summer at the 2015 National Senior Games presented by Humana. The matches between Fred Winter and John Zilverberg in men’s 100-104 discus, javelin and shot put were hotly contested and caught the attention of many media outlets, including Sports Illustrated and NBC’s TO...
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"Like Father, Like Daughter" June 2016 Athlete of the Month

"Like Father, Like Daughter" June 2016 Athlete of the Month
HUMANA Hero: Jane Katz, 73 New York City, New York Like Father, Like Daughter Dr. Jane Katz has made a lot of waves in her field. She earned her doctorate degree in gerontology and geriatrics from Columbia University and is nationally recognized as an educator, aquatics innovator and author of 14 books on swimming, fitness, and water exercise. She has taught water fitness to thousands at the City ...
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16 March 2016
Athlete of the Month
HUMANA Hero: Harold Vealey, 77, Charleston, West Virginia Most Interesting When the West Virginia Generals men’s 75-79 basketball team won a...
15 March 2016
Personal Best Featured Athletes
A Legacy Honored - Tom McAdam, 60, Greenwood Village, Colorado Whether it’s a lifelong athlete, or a person getting involved in Senior Games...
15 March 2016
Personal Best Featured Athletes
The Great Awakening - Cheryl Cherry, 67, Clermont, Florida T o watch Cheryl Cherry cycle in competition, one would not believe she only took...
15 March 2016
Personal Best Featured Athletes
Sportingly Yours - Don Hoeppner, 85, Whitewater, Wisconsin Will Rogers famously said “I never met a man I didn’t like.” In the case of Don H...