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2019 National Senior Games Presented by Humana Smashes Athlete Participation Record

13,712 registrations exceed 2017 number by 30 Percent ALBUQUERQUE – The largest Olympic-style multisport event for people over 50 just got larger. The 2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana, which will be held in Albuquerque June 14 – 25, has the most registered athletes in the 32-year history of the event. Additionally, New Mexico is the number one state for athletes registered. With all ...
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The Long Run - April 2019

NSGA Contact Information NSGA HQ Mailing address:  P.O. Box 5630, Clearwater FL 33758-5630 Main Phone:  (727) 475-1187 Association News Greater Fort Lauderdale Named 2021 Games Host On March 19, Greater Fort Lauderdale was announced as host of the 2021 National Senior Games presented by Humana at a gathering of media and supporters at the Greater Fort Lauderdale and Broward County Convention Cente...
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Chama the Charmer - April 2019 Athlete of the Month

Debbie Klecan,  64, Edgewood, New Mexico Debbie Klecan is a multi-talented person - masters swimmer, photographer, illustrator, art teacher and expert dog trainer. Her best attribute, however, is how she has met extreme physical challenges brought on by a horrific car accident 18 years ago with a smile and more determination to live life to the fullest. “I’m a different swimmer after the accident ...
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Greater Fort Lauderdale Announced as Host For The 2021 National Senior Games presented by Humana

Significant economic impact expected from massive Olympic-style event FORT LAUDERDALE, March 19 – Greater Fort Lauderdale, Florida has been awarded the bid to host the 2021 National Senior Games Presented by Humana, the largest multi-sport championship event in the world for adults 50 and over. The announcement was made today at a gathering of key supporters, media and local senior athletes held a...
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The Long Run - March 2019

NSGA Contact Information NSGA HQ Mailing address: P.O. Box 5630, Clearwater FL 33758-5630 Main Phone: (727) 475-1187 Association News Personal Best Features Two New Mexico Athletes This year, we decided to feature one male and one female athlete from our host state to add more "local flavor" to our Personal Best athlete profiles as we all prepare for The Games in Albuquerque. We asked New Mexico S...
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Quiet Courage

Bonnie Coleman, 64, Bernalillo, New Mexico “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston S. Churchill When we asked New Mexico Senior Olympics to recommend a female athlete who exemplifies the journey to persevere through obstacles and challenges to enjoy their own optimum health and wellness, Bonnie Coleman was their immediate choice. She was n...
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“When I walk, I think about my tribe - I think about the youth”

Ralph Paytiamo, 81, Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico Ralph Paytiamo is proud of his heritage. With history dating back 2,000 years, New Mexico’s Acoma Pueblo is said by many to be the longest continuously inhabited community in America. While many traditions and cultural practices have survived and there are many strong and wise members to carry their ways forward, the tribe also struggles with many chall...
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Competing from Z to A - March 2019 Athlete of the Month

Zoltan Zsohar, 71, Dallas, Texas What makes for a competitor? There are many possible answers to that, but for cyclist Zoltan Zsohar, it might just have started with his name. “I was last kid in line in a lot of situations,” he explains. “When I started college they assigned seats in alphabetical order. Because the classes were overbooked at first, I ended up standing in the back of the class. So,...
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The Long Run - February 2019

NSGA Contact Information Reminder In May 2018, the NSGA HQ relocated to Clearwater, Florida. Please make note of new contact information. Mailing address: P.O. Box 5630, Clearwater FL 33758-5630 Main Phone: (727) 475-1187 Association News 2019 NSGA Annual Conference News More than 100 attendees converged on the historic Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky last month for the NSGA 2019 Annual Confer...
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For Jersey Strong, it’s Deja Vu in ABQ - February 2019 Athlete of the Month

Sue Benjamin, 57 Karen Strittmatter, 58 Diane Pevny, 59 Jersey Strong 50+ Softball   It’s hard to imagine any athletes being more excited to be going to the 2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana than three special teammates on the Jersey Strong women’s 50+ softball team. That’s because for them the road to Albuquerque this year went through Albuquerque more than three decades ago. Sue Ben...
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2019 Annual Conference Energizes Association

Gathering learns and shares about improving Games, promoting health and wellness The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) hosted its 2019 Annual Conference from January 23-26 in Louisville, Kentucky, providing a central location for its Board of Directors, Member Games, partners, and vendors to gather, learn and exchange ideas in advance of June’s 2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana...
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Family Matters

Hope Casias, 76, San Antonio, Texas Sports offers the individual many rewards through setting goals, training and competition. It provides exercise with a purpose, and brings the added benefit of camaraderie among athletes who share the same experiences. Team sports provide an even deeper connection and the added satisfaction that comes from working together. For Hope Casias, playing volleyball is...
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Love Finds A Way to Hit the Mark

Ron Gauvin, 60 & Patti Gauvin, 58, Milton, New Hampshire When Ron Gauvin enters an archery competition, it’s quickly noticed that something special is going on beyond shooting arrows. Despite balance challenges and a paralyzed right arm, Ron manages to get to the line and let fly using a stabilizer bar and a special strap attached to the string that allows him to release using his mouth. Click...
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The Long Run - January 2019

NSGA Contact Information Reminder NSGA HQ relocated to Clearwater, Florida in May 2018. Please make note of our current contact information. Mailing address: P.O. Box 5630, Clearwater, FL 33758-5630 Main Phone: (727) 475-1187 Association News "A Hand Up From Humana" 2019 Games Scholarship Announcement Do you know someone who deserves a "hand up" to attend the 2019 National Senior Games presented b...
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A Message of Hope

Don Wright, 78, Stillwater, Minnesota Don Wright is literally running for his life. The Minnesota native enjoyed many successful years as an engineer, attorney and father of three. He ran cross country in high school, but career demands kept him from regular exercise and his weight grew as he approached 60. His brother-in-law and wife were runners who got Don’s wife Ardis involved, and in turn she...
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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...