Growing Bolder with Joy Upshaw and Damien Leake

Growing Bolder is at The Games! Enjoy their interaction with track and field elites Joy Upshaw and Damien Leake, and watch for more features to come. We also wish Growing Bolder’s Marc Middleton best of luck as he enters swimming competition this week. Talk about being immersed in his story!

Relay Day

They compete their hearts out to beat the other athletes in their age group. But they all look forward to banding together to run as teams for the love of the sport. Pitt reporters David Altman and Isaiah Stewert capture the spirit on the last day of 2023 Track and Field. 

Celebration of Athletes: State Pride and Pageantry With the Pirates

The 2023 Celebration of Athletes at PNC Park last night was a memorable and fun experience for the large gathering of athletes who have come to compete in the 2023 National Senior Games presented by Humana. It was also a powerful display of healthy, active aging for everyone in attendance when more than 3,000 athletes marched in the Parade of States, which covered the entirety of the baseball field in advance of the game between the home team Pirates and the San Francisco Giants. There were more than 5,000 participants in The Games who stayed to enjoy the game.

Athletes were treated to a free ticket to the game and witnessed NSGA CEO Sue Hlavacek and Humana CEO Bruce Broussard tossing the First Pitch, and the 7th inning passing of the torch from Pittsburgh to the city of Des Moines, host of the 2025 National Senior Games. NSGA thanks SportsPITTSBURGH and the Pittsburgh Pirates for their hospitality!

Check out more of the Parade of States and other sport action from yesterday in the 2023 Photo Gallery.

Thank You: UPMC Heart of Well-Being Program

On Saturday, experts from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Heart and Vascular Institute experts set up in The Village at the David Lawrence Convention Center to help our athletes learn their personal health numbers. These data points are key to understanding and monitoring your overall health. 

We are grateful to UPMC for the significant support they have provided to the 2023 National Senior Games presented by Humana.

2025 National Senior Games - July 24 - August 4, 2025 373 Days 10 Hours 32 Minutes 23 Seconds