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Against All Odds

Against All Odds - Brenda Talley, 60, Las Vegas, Nevada What happens when life suddenly deals you one bad hand after another? Do you fold, or do you find a way to play it out? Brenda Talley, who was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer in 2008 and has undergone more than 40 rounds of chemotherapy, five surgeries and three recurrences, refused to believe each succeeding doctor's dire prognosis an...
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Las Vegas, Nevada

For the first time, NSGA presented two Personal Best athlete awards in one state visit. The "Las Vegas Double Down" happened because we first selected 60-year-old tennis player and cancer survivor Brenda Talley (left in photo), who is also the director of the Nevada Senior Games. A big reason why she became the games director is tied to her inspirational story. We just had to select Brenda to hono...
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"Aiming for 100" September 2015 Athlete of the Month

HUMANA Hero: Charlie Edwards, 96, Springfield, Virginia Aiming for 100 It's not everyone who can pick up a sport at the age of 92, overcome a last place finish at his first national event and come back undaunted and capture a gold medal two years later. For Charlie Edwards of Springfield, Virginia, it was just another interesting challenge to conquer. Now 96, Charlie took up archery on a whim, hav...
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The Long Run - September 2015

Association News NSGA Enters Marketing Partnership We are pleased to announce a long-term agreement with Rockbridge Sports Group to manage and provide NSGA with a customized multimedia rights platform that will further extend the NSGA brand on a national level.   "We are excited to partner with Rockbridge Sports Group to build NSGA's portfolio of partners and sponsors. "NSGA looks forward...
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National Senior Games Association Partners with Rockbridge Sports Group for Multimedia Rights Management

BATON ROUGE, LA – Following another successful event, the National Senior Games Association (NSGA) announced today a new partnership with Rockbridge Sports Group to manage the multimedia rights of the NSGA and its flagship competition the National Senior Games. In July, the 2015 National Senior Games presented by Humana was held in Bloomington/Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, featuring nearly 10,000 50-a...
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The Long Run - August 2015

Association News Senior Games Pioneers Recognized at Celebration of Athletes NSGA only gives out two service awards, and only bestows them once every two years. In 2015, pioneers of the Senior Games Movement from Maryland and Georgia were given due recognition at the 2015 National Senior Games presented by Humana.    During the 2015 Celebration of Athletes sponsored by AstraZeneca Dia...
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Michigan Senior Athlete Recognized

ROCHESTER, Michigan, August 14, 2015 – The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) honored 67-year-oldracquetball player Sharon Huczek with its Personal Best Award last night at the Michigan Senior Olympics Celebration ofAthletes dinner held at Steiny’s Restaurant and Banquet Hall in Shelby that featured Detroit Tigers Hall of Fame legendWillie Horto ton as keynote speaker. NSGA has been presenti...
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Rochester, Michigan

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

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

 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, “Grandma Gon...
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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 theUniversity of Minnesota School of Journalism and Communication for providing the intern ...
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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 traveling fro...
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The Games Daily - July 14, 2015

 2015 Games Photos - 2015 Games in the News - 2015 Games Results Native American Team Carries Wisdom of “The Ancient Ones” By Russell Barnes The Anasazi Ladies were here to win - on and off the court. Despite the outcome of their afternoon game, they celebrated Sunday night. Team captain Mary Begaye smiled on the sidelines as her three teammates scored the first two shots of their match...
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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

 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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01 April 2017
Athlete of the Month
HUMANA Hero: Julia Hawkins, 101, Baton Rouge, Louisiana As we often say, it’s never too late to get into The Games. It’s also never too...
19 March 2017
Personal Best Featured Athletes
Lee Stadem, 89, Sioux Falls, South Dakota You might say Leroy “Lee” Stadem has a reverence for sports and fitness. He believes that keepin...
19 March 2017
Personal Best Featured Athletes
Hazel Hassen Bey, 93, Montclair, New Jersey In sports, sometimes the story is about amazing feats of skill and glory. Other times, it is ab...
16 March 2017
News and Events
National Senior Games CEO Marc Riker visited Birmingham this week to prepare for the 2017 National Senior Games presented by Humana! He team...