Registrations Open For Arizona's Senior Olympics
February 1, 2016
Online registrations are now open for the 2016 Arizona Senior Olympic Games, which will be held from Saturday, February 6th through Sunday, March 13th.. Shooters are urged to sign up early, using the website: http://www.seniorgames.org.
The Games are open to anyone over 50, regardless of residency and are held at venues throughout the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, depending on the sport.
Shooting venues consist of the following sports. Times and registration fees vary and may be found online. Questions regarding each of the shooting sports can be obtained by contacting the Commissioner of the respective sport. Each is available on the Sport Info Sheet at http://www.seniorgames.org.
February 6: Sporting Clays at Ben Avery Clay Target Center, Phoenix
February 13: Skeet at Ben Avery Clay Target Center, Phoenix
February 14: Trap at Ben Avery Clay Target Center, Phoenix
March 5: Archery at Paseo Vista Archery Range, Chandler
March 12: Bullseye Pistol at Phoenix Rod & Gun Club
March 12: High-Power Rifle at Phoenix Rod & Gun Club
The Arizona Senior Olympics is celebrating its 35th Anniversary in 2016, and special commemorative t-shirts will be available for senior Olympians. T-shirts are $15 for s, m, l, and xl and $18 for xxl and xxxl. If ordered by March 1st, shirts can be delivered to the athlete's 1st event or picked up at the Arizona Senior Olympics office by appointment.
Opening ceremonies, a "Cavalcade of Sports," on February 20th for the 2016 Arizona Senior Olympics, will be celebrated at Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, AZ. This special event includes breakfast, prizes, and entertainment. It will also be the inauguration of the Arizona Senior Sports Hall of Fame.
The Arizona Senior Olympics (ASO) is a program of the Arizona Lifelong Fitness Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting fitness programs and activities that will keep the person in the second half of life physically, mentally and socially active and fit. ASO is Arizona's leader in senior fitness, and their mission is "Fitness after 50," regardless of whether you are just beginning or you have been active all your life.
ASO is also looking for volunteers to assist with the one of 32 sports offerings and workshops, so for those whom might be timid about competing (or too young), you will be welcome to help in other ways. For more information, please contact Executive Director, Irene Stillwell, at 602-274-7742. Follow ASO on Facebook and Twitter.