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"The Long Run" - NSGA's Monthly E-Newsletter

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The Long Run - January 2017

Association News2017 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 pre...
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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 develo...
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The Long Run - November 2016

Association NewsNSGA Names Health and Wellness Manager Andrew M. Walker has joined NSGA as the first-ever Health and Wellness Manager, underscoring our commitment to advocate healthy, active lifestyles for people 50 and over. He will serve as staff liaison to the NSGA Foundation and Member organizations, manage partnerships with like-minded organizations, and will assist with selecting content fo...
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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 athl...
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The Long Run - September 2016

Association News All Covered: North Dakota Senior Games Will Return in 2017 Left to Right: Kali Mork, Fargo-Moorhead Athletic Commission powered by the FMCVB; Dave Klundt, Clay Whittlesey, and Jeff Heisler, Fargo Park District; Stephonie Broughton, Fargo-Moorhead Athletic Commission. Photo: David Hanson NSGA is proud to announce that, after a lapse of ten years...
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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 accol...
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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. Be...
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The Long Run - June 2016

Association News Rocky Mountain Personal Best The 2016 Personal Best initiative took to the road with a presentation to 60-year-old Colorado athlete Tom McAdam at the kickoff event for the Rocky Mountain Senior Games (RMSG) held in Greeley on June 10.    As you will read in Tom McAdam's Personal Best profile linked here, Tom earned gold and silverswimming medals at...
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The Long Run - May 2016

Association News NSGA and Department of Veterans Affairs Ramping Up Non-Ambulatory Sport Clinics Beginning with the 2015 National Senior Games presented by Humana, non-ambulatory event categories for bowling, horseshoes and shuffleboard are now offered to broaden the opportunities for senior athletes of all abilities.   In 2014, NSGA was awarded a grant from the Department ...
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The Long Run - April 2016

   Association News Humana Video Wins Gold Medal! A Humana video entitled "2015 National Senior Games: Inspiring Generations of Better Health" has won the large company category at the 2016 Boston College Corporate Citizenship Film Festival (BCCC). NSGA asked athletes and fans to go vote to nominate the video, and your voices were heard! THANKS!   As the presentin...
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The Long Run - March 2016

Association News Former U.S. Surgeon General Joins NSGA Foundation Trustee Board  We are excited to welcome former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin as a new Trustee for the NSGA Foundation. Benjamin, who served as the United States 18th Surgeon General from 2009-2013, was unanimously approved to join the Foundation board by the NSGA Board of Directors at our recent Annua...
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The Long Run - February 2016

Association News 2016 Annual Conference Increases Excitement for 2017 Games  More than 90 Coordinators and key organizers from NSGA's 51 Member Games gathered at the Sheraton-Birmingham Hotel last month for the 2016 Annual Conference and Board of Directors meetings. The schedule was packed with workshops, committee and regional meetings, special events, and a sneak peek at activiti...
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The Long Run - January 2016

Association News Setting the Stage for a Special Commemoration  The 2017 National Senior Games presented by Humana will be held on the 30th Anniversary of The Games, and planning is well underway to celebrate this landmark.   Starting in December of this year, we will begin distribution of a separate 30th Anniversary monthly e-newsletter devoted entirely to information and feat...
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The Long Run - December 2015

Association News Personal Best Closes Year in Sunny Florida  Ryan Beighley, 90-year-old swimmer and runner, displays his Personal Best certificate above with his wife Marty (also a Senior Games athlete) by his side. He is congratulated by NSGA CEO Marc T. Riker (left) and Florida Senior Games Director (and current NSGA Board Chair) Stephen Rodriguez at the presentation made at the Lo...
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The Long Run - November 2015

Association News NSGA Stays Connected at TEAMS Conference  NSGA staff attended the TEAMS Conference the week of November 9th. TEAMS attracts more than 1,400 attendees including CEOs, executive directors, and event managers from sports organizations as well as representatives from sports commissions and convention bureaus, corporate sponsors, event suppliers and other hospitality indus...
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20 February 2017
Personal Best Featured Athletes
Running in Style - Ann McGowan, 92, Providence, Rhode Island It’s always good to look your best. For Ann McGowan, it’s essential, eve...
20 February 2017
Personal Best Featured Athletes
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...
08 February 2017
News and Events
DALLAS, Texas- By all accounts, attendees to the 2017 National Senior Games Association (NSGA) Annual Conference found a wealth of useful in...
08 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 thro...