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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

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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Tucson Proclaims “National Senior Games Day”

TUCSON, Arizona (November 14, 2016)- The mayor of Tucson proclaimed this day “National Senior Games Day” to help welcome visitors from the National Senior Games Association to the “Old Pueblo City.” Mayor Jonathan Rothschild issued the proclamation to commemorate the visit by an NSGA team to capture interviews with key local organizers of the 1997 National Senior Games (then called the National Se...
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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

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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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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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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Tennessee Senior Athlete Receives National Award

FRANKLIN, Tennessee, June 27, 2016 – The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) visited the 36th Tennessee Senior Olympics State Finals to present a Personal Best Award to 80-year-old Eleanor Pendergraft of Johnson City at the annual athlete dinner attended by more than 400. Since 2013, NSGA's Personal Best program has profiled athletes with wide-ranging stories that will inspire and motivate pe...
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Colorado Senior Athlete Tom McAdam Receives National Award

GREELEY, Colorado, June 10, 2016 – The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) visited the Celebration of Athletes kick-off event for the 2016 Rocky Mountain Senior Games and recognized 60-year-old athlete Tom McAdam of Greenwood Village with a Personal Best Award. NSGA has been presenting the awards to a handful senior athletes each year who epitomize the positive qualities of fitness, persevera...
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Former U.S. Surgeon General Joins National Senior Games Foundation

BATON ROUGE, La. (March 15, 2016) - The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) is pleased to welcome former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin as a new Trustee for the NSGA Foundation. Benjamin, who served as the 18th United States Surgeon General from 2009-2013, was unanimously approved to join the foundation board by the NSGA Board of Directors at its recent annual meeting. The NSGA Foun...
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Senior Athlete, 90, Recognized for Health and Fitness

CLEARWATER, Florida, December 5, 2015 – The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) visited the kick-off ceremony for the 2015Florida Senior Games and recognized 90-year-old runner and swimmer Ryan Beighley of The Villages with a Personal Best Award. The opening ceremony also honored the Florida Senior Games’ 2014 Games Athletes of the Year, Walt Deal and Danuta Kubelik. Both are past N...
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National Senior Games Association “Doubles Down” in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, October 4, 2015 – The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) honored 60-year-old tennis player and cancer survivor Brenda Talley and 64-year old elite badminton medalist Debbie Lorenzo with its Personal Best Award last night at the Nevada Senior Games Celebration of Athletes dinner held annually during the state competition. NSGA has been presenting the award to a ha...
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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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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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Senior Games Pioneers Receive Distinguished Service Awards during 2015 National Senior Games presented by Humana

Founders of Games in Maryland and Georgia recognized for contributions to growth of Games ST. PAUL, Minn. (July 10, 2015) - The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) only gives out two service awards, and bestows them only once every two years in conjunction with the National Senior Games, the largest multi-sport event in the world for people age 50 and over. In 2015, pioneers of the Senior Gam...
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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...
10 March 2017
Athlete of the Month
HUMANA Hero: Whitman “Pete” Cross, 85, Charlottesville, Virginia During this 30th anniversary year, NSGA has asked athletes to send in ...