Clearwater, FL – In 2017, The National Senior Games proudly celebrated its 30th Anniversary. As the largest multisport event in the world for seniors looks forward to the next 30 years, its national governing body is moving to new headquarters in Clearwater, Florida.
The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) originated in St. Louis, Missouri in 1987, and moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1997. According to NSGA CEO Marc T. Riker, there have been board level discussions in recent years about finding the most advantageous location for the national office, and a search process was established to evaluate more than a dozen criteria that would make for an ideal home for the organization.
The search identified 15 target communities, which were then narrowed to three. Riker said the city of Clearwater, located in Tampa Bay, checked the most boxes for desirability. “It’s close to one of the best airports in the country, and the region offers many benefits, from access to services to quality of life for our staff,” Riker said. “Clearwater is also renowned for providing recreational programs and facilities to serve seniors, and we wanted NSGA to be in a community that also advocates for healthy, active lifestyles.”
Riker said the city, led by their parks and recreation department, identified an ideal location on the bay on the Courtney Campbell Causeway, the main road connecting Tampa with Clearwater. The two-story office building is owned by the Florida Department of Transportation but has not been in use in recent years. The property was made available to Clearwater, and NSGA will occupy the second floor.
“Over the years Clearwater has become a top destination for hosting sporting events nationally and internationally,” Clearwater Parks and Recreation Director Kevin Dunbar said. “The National Senior Games Association relocating their headquarters to Clearwater is just another example of how sports organizations see Clearwater as the ideal place for athletic events and to do business. We take pride in our world-class athletic facilities, and are happy to welcome NSGA to the neighborhood.”
“We are thankful and appreciative for our time in Baton Rouge,” Riker said. “We now look forward to being part of the Clearwater community, and to continue to produce our iconic event and promote health and wellness to individuals 50 and over through education, fitness, and sport.
NSGA’s new mailing address is P.O. Box 5630, Clearwater FL 33758-5630. The physical address is 3204 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater FL 33759. The new general phone number is (727)475-1187.
The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) is a nonprofit Multi-Sports Council member of the United States Olympic Committee that promotes health and wellness for adults 50 and over through education, fitness and sport. NSGA governs the biennial National Senior Games, the largest multi-sport championship event in the world for seniors. NSGA is comprised of 54 Member Games across the country and in Canada who conduct competitions which serve as qualifying events for the National Senior Games. The 2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico from June 14-25, 2019. For more information, please visit www.NSGA.com.
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