The Games Daily
Welcome to the Games Daily News archive! Here you can find daily news pages from 2019, 2017 and 2015 that capture the spirit of competition and cameraderie that the National Senior Games is famous for.
Enjoy the memories with links for each day’s edition. You can also use the search box to enter keywords to find athletes by name or year for events or athlete names mentioned in the Games Daily. See you in 2022!
Florida Feature by Nick Gandy, Florida Senior Games Hubie Kerns, a swimmer newly relocated to Fort Lauderdale from Pacific Palisades, California, dove in the Plantation Central Park Pool this morning and swam 400 yards in a combined five minutes and 29 seconds to win a pair of gold medals. That’s a pretty big deal for
Basketball is the fourth largest sport at the 2022 National Senior Games presented by Humana with over 1,200 participating athletes. Each team and individual player brings their own unique story to The Games, weaving together a dynamic fabric of life experiences. Wallace Lewis, founder of the Wazee Warriors basketball club, is one of these special
Athletes were doing a double take at the track and swimming competitions this week. Who is that with all those cameras? Isn’t that tennis legend Mary Carillo interviewing people over there? Yes, it was Mary Carillo with a crew from HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel prowling those and other venues preparing a major feature
Our Reunion For the Ages reaches a fever pitch TONIGHT at 7 pm with the 2022 Celebration of Athletes sponsored by Ageility at Las Olas Intracoastal Park, located just one block west of where the Flame Arrival Party took place. Highlights include the ceremonial Parade of Athletes, special presentations and the passing of the flag
Sawgrass Lanes erupted in wild cheers as Pamela Jones bowled the final frame of her 749-point series and clutched gold for the women’s 65-69 singles category. As fellow bowlers streamed over to congratulate Pam on her exceptional performance at the 2022 National Senior Games presented by Humana she met each one with a giant hug.
Athletes competing in Pickleball at this year’s National Senior Games have a legend in their midst, 91-year-old Joyce Jones, to thank for the tournament’s existence. As we shared in Joyce’s 2021 Personal Best Feature, she organized a multi-year effort to get Pickleball added to the National Senior Games officially in 2012. 10 years later, 1,500+
Florida Feature by Nick Gandy, Florida Senior Games You don’t find too many folks like Jack Cason. First of all, he was the only athlete entered in the 2022 National Senior Games, presented by Humana, Compound Release Archery event 90-94 age group Sunday at Miramar Regional Park. He’s also a native Floridian, born in 1932,
The 10K Road Race, held at Vista View Park yesterday, offered a completely different environment from the Hollywood Beach routes used for the 5K. The longer race displayed more of the Florida scenery found in the interior of the state. Nearly 200 runners pushed themselves to the limit in their quest for medals or a
The white sands, towering palm trees and light breeze of Fort Lauderdale Beach provided the perfect setting for the debut of Beach Volleyball at the National Senior Games. Athletes eager to test their skills in this new open sport will play in women’s and men’s 2v2 and 4v4 divisions through May 18, 2022. Beach Volleyball
Everyone can claim a part of a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS just by showing up at Las Olas Intracoastal Park Monday, May 16, at 5:45 pm before the Celebration of Athletes sponsored by Ageility. Join us right before the Celebration of Athletes on Monday at 5:45 pm as we attempt to break the GUINNESS WORLD