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

The NSGA is dedicated to keeping you up to date on all the events and excitement surrounding the National Senior Games and our partners!

Our free e-newsletter will feature stories of inspiration from senior athletes around the country, keep you informed of events occurring at The Games, provide you with new health updates, offer you exciting recipes from our athletes, and so much more. Sign up today!

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The Long Run - September 2014

Association News Personal Best Tour Visits New Mexico and New Jersey  If you follow the "National Senior Games" page on Facebook, this photo of 94 year old cyclist Larry Johnson standing on his head is familiar. Johnson astounded nearly 1,200 attendees to the New Mexico Conference on Aging opening plenary session by showing what is possible if you take care of yourself and exercise. View theK...
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The Long Run - August 2014

Association News VOTE and SHARE - 2013 Games Up For  Best Amateur Multisport Event Award The 2013 National Senior Games Presented by Humana is nominated for "Best Multi-Sport or Multi-Discipline Event" in the 2014 SportsTravel Awards poll hosted by prestigious SportsTravel  Magazine. The SportsTravel Awards recognize excellence in the organization and management of sporting eve...
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The Long Run - July 2014

Association News Show Me State Hosts NSGA Personal Best Tour The NSGA Personal Best Tour traveled to Columbia, MO on June 20 to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Missouri State Senior Games and to spotlight 65-year old Jane Kaiser of St. Louis. Kaiser keeps busy as a clinical nurse and speaker, and has won many medals and ribbons in senior competitions. She has enjoyed lifelong good healt...
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The Long Run - June 2014

Association News NSGA Personal Best Tour Goes Coast to Coast    Portland, Maine - Jerry LeVasseur On May 31, Maine Senior Games held a kickoff luncheon where we recognized 76 year old Jerry LeVasseur with a Personal Best Award. While we recounted his harrowing experience surviving life threatening burns from a famed circus tent fire that claimed 168 lives 70 years ago, and talked about...
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The Long Run - May 2014

Celebrate Older Americans Month 2014 Association News New NSGA Spotlight Video Debuts Visitors to NSGA.com can now view a brief "spotlight video" that explains NSGA's health and wellness mission and promotes the unique status of the National Senior Games as the largest multi-sport event for people 50+ in the world. The video was made possible with cooperation of our Presenting Spons...
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The Long Run - April 2014

Association News NSGA Annual Conference Discovers "Minnesota Nice" More than 90 people dedicated to the Senior Games Movement converged on Minnesota for the NSGA Annual Conference to meet, interact and learn through meetings and workshops designed to help with common topics shared by state games organizers. This year was also an opportunity for states to meet local host organizers for the 2015 Na...
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The Long Run - March 2014

Association News Personal Best: Four New Athlete Profiles Debut  The 2014 Personal Best campaign has begun with an updated webpage at NSGA.com displaying four new inspiring and entertaining senior athlete profiles designed to motivate all adults 50+ to pursue active healthy lifestyles. We hope you will enjoy getting to know Ethel Lehmann, Dr. Granville Coggs (pictured here), Karen Newman a...
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The Long Run - February 2014

  Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Medals are Gold,  And your hearts are too!   Happy Valentine's Day from NSGA to ALL of our amazing athletes, members and volunteers! Association News Unique Campaign With Post Shredded Wheat - Vote Now!  On January 22nd, Ralph "The Karate Kid" Macchio played table tennis with the hosts of the Fox & Friends nation...
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The Long Run - January 2014

Association News Becky Sewell Joins NSGA Staff   We are pleased to announce that Becky Sewell has joined NSGA as Director of Athlete and Partner Relations. Sewell is no stranger to the Senior Games Movement, having served as Director of the Kansas Senior Olympics since 2000.  She has also distinguished herself on the NSGA Board of Directors serving as West Regional Coordinator, Na...
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The Long Run - December 2013

Association News End of the Year Message from NSGA CEO Marc T. Riker The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) reflects back upon a memorable year. We again thank everyone involved who helped make the 2013 National Senior Games presented by Humana in Cleveland a success; the athletes, coaches, volunteers, officials, staff, media, sponsors, and financial contributors. Each of you were a vital p...
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The Long Run - November 2013

Association News A Family Affair in North Carolina Our final Personal Best event of 2013 brought NSGA to Greenville, North Carolina, and featured two National Senior Games athletes who are also mother and daughter.  The family theme carried beyond their story as we found a strong state organization, committed local partners and a nurturing and supportive atmosphere for and among athletes at ...
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The Long Run - October 2013

Association News NSGA Staff, Personal Best Tour Visits Utah's Huntsman World Senior Games The spirit of perseverance, overcoming obstacles and offering a role model to others are key aspects of NSGA's new definition of personal best. These are common traits with most senior athletes, and they show it in a myriad of ways. Case in point: John Morgan, Jr., the latest athlete featured when the Person...
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The Long Run - September 2013

NSGA DarkAssociation News Sue Hlavacek Joins NSGA Staff We are pleased to announce that Susan A. Hlavacek has accepted the position of Director of Events and Programs for the NSGA beginning October 1st.  Sue's experience, professionalism, and personality is a great addition to the NSGA Team.      Hlavacek most recently served as the Director of Sports for the 2013 National Senior...
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The Long Run - August 2013

SPECIAL PHOTO EDITION A Look Back at the 2013 National Senior Games Presented by Humana   There were many words used by our athletes to describe their visit to Cleveland: Surprised. Delighted.  Entertained. Befriended. Excited.  We could share a lot of words about the experience, but we would rather share a few of the images from the games to allow those who attended to reminisce......
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The Long Run - July 2013

Association News Personal Best Tour Rocks Chicago, Il and Canton, OH The hits just keep on coming.  What better way to highlight the rock and roll theme of the 2013 National Senior Games Presented by Humana in Cleveland than to recruit a real rock and roll star to help get out our Personal Best message one month before The Games?   Grammy winner Jim Peterik, whose songs represent more ...
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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...