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Kneed for Speed - November 2019 Athlete of the Month

Kathy Meares, 72, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Kathy Meares has never needed to be told to go out and play, and her youth was filled with sports. Growing up before Title IX, the Louisiana native did not have the opportunity to earn an athletic scholarship, but she avidly competed in intramural volleyball and softball at LSU and transitioned to tennis, racquetball and recreational running as an adult. Th...
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The Long Run - October 2019

Association News Another Honor for NSGA - The Sterling Friendship Award The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) was honored to be presented the 22nd Sterling Friendship Award at a gala event held on September 27 in Chicago. CEO Marc T. Riker was on hand to accept the award from Friendship Senior Options President and CEO Stephen Yenchek, and brought along 77-year-old area senior athlete Marga...
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Smoking the Competition - October 2019 Athlete of the Month

James Jackson, 53, Denton, Texas It’s rare for a runner to win best overall times in both the 5K and 10K road races in a National Senior Games. It’s only happened four times in our 32-year history, most recently in 2011. Now, James Jackson of Denton, Texas joins that elite group with his performance at the 2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana. Many runners in North Texas have been readin...
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Another Honor for NSGA: The Sterling Friendship Award

The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) was honored to be presented the 22 nd Sterling Friendship Award at a gala event held on September 27 in Chicago. CEO Marc T. Riker was on hand to accept the award. The Sterling Friendship Award annually honors an individual or group making an extraordinary impact on their community while embodying the highest ideals of aging with grace. The event raised...
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The Long Run - September 2019

Hurry - Last Chance to Vote for SportsTravel Award! As reported last month, the 2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana has been nominated for the SportsTravel Award in the “Best Amateur Sports Event” category. The deadline to vote is TOMORROW September 16th at the link below. If you have not voted yet, PLEASE take a moment to do so to help bring recognition for the Senior Games Movement. T...
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The Long Run - June 2019

See you in Albuquerque!

Nothing Keeps Alice Down

Alice Walker, 87, Chester, South Carolina Editor’s Note: NSGA is a partner to promoting National Falls Prevention Awareness Day each September. Our research on highly active older adults who compete in The Games reveals that they experience falls at one-third the rate of their age peers, and that a larger percentage recover from falls they do experience. Alice Walker is just such an example that p...
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Performing a Lofty Role - August 2019 Athlete of the Month

David Salazar, 69, Cedar Crest, New Mexico NSGA’s official highlights video from the 2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana sought to go beyond action clips and honor the athletes and the people of Albuquerque and New Mexico by selecting a local athlete to represent them in an unusual way. The video titled “Enchanted” (watch it here) features stunning drone video shots of a medal winner pe...
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The Long Run - August 2019

2019 Games Nominated for SportsTravel Award PLEASE VOTE! Every year, SportsTravel Magazine polls industry professionals and the public to select the best sporting events in amateur, collegiate and professional categories. The National Senior Games has won the prestigious SportsTravel Award twice before, and we are thrilled to announce that The Games are nominated again! The 2019 National Senior Ga...
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Renewing a “Rivalry” by Chance - July 2019 Athlete of the Month

Bob Shannon, 66,  Alameda, CA and  Jeff Johanson, 65,  Arnold, CA It’s not that unusual for senior athletes to know others from their youthful sporting days who also participate in National Senior Games. But it’s quite another thing to realize that the guy in the lane next to you is someone you used to compete with-and against-in school who you haven’t seen in 47 years. Bob Shannon, 66 and Jeff Jo...
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The Long Run - July 2019

Game On! Enchanted - 2019 Games Video Recap New Mexico is called "The Land of Enchantment" and those who attended the 2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana know it’s true. Athletes and guests enjoyed great weather, excellent facilities, overwhelming hospitality and volunteerism, and a community spirit summed up in the city's motto of "One Albuquerque." A historically high number of athlet...
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Breaking Good in Albuquerque: 17 American and 185 National Senior Games Records Fall in Spirited 2019 Competition

Track & Field elite Kathy Bergen leads the way with eight high marks ALBUQUERQUE, NM, June 25, 2019 - As the 2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana ends competition today, more than 202 new records have set a higher bar for future competition. In addition to 17 pending new American records, 185 National Senior Games records were shattered by 124 athletes in eight sports including track...
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2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana Boasts Record-High Athlete Attendance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  June 10, 2019  Event will showcase #RealSeniorMoments of healthy, active aging ALBUQUERQUE, NM - New Mexico has 13,712 reasons to be excited this summer. That’s the number of athletes age 50 and over who will compete in 20 medal sports at the 2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana taking place in Albuquerque June 14-25. This represents an all-time high participation ...
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The Long Run - May 2019

NSGA Contact Information NSGA HQ Mailing address: P.O. Box 5630, Clearwater, FL 33758-5630 Main Phone: (727) 475-1187 Association News Biggest. Games. Ever. The largest multi-sport Olympic-style event in the world for seniors just got larger. The 2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana will have the most registered athletes in the 32-year history of the event with 13,712 athletes competing ...
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Pickleball Therapy - May 2019 Athlete of the Month

Kory Kelly, 51, Ogden, Utah Athletes go through struggles on and off the field, but few have faced adversity at a level similar to what Kory Kelly has been through. After serving in Afghanistan as a member of the Air Force and on special assignment to other government organizations, Kelly was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to an extreme level where he would stay at home excep...
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05 November 2019
Athlete of the Month
Kathy Meares, 72, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Kathy Meares has never needed to be told to go out and play, and her youth was filled with sports. ...
07 October 2019
Athlete of the Month
James Jackson, 53, Denton, Texas It’s rare for a runner to win best overall times in both the 5K and 10K road races in a National Senior Gam...
01 October 2019
News and Events
The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) was honored to be presented the 22 nd Sterling Friendship Award at a gala event held on Septemb...
01 September 2019
Athlete of the Month
Alice Walker, 87, Chester, South Carolina Editor’s Note: NSGA is a partner to promoting National Falls Prevention Awareness Day each Septemb...