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Florida Lists Senior Games Qualifiers

24 Jan, 2020


2020 Series Qualifier Schedule | 2020 FSG Series Qualifier Event Listing

The 2020 Florida Senior Games presented by Humana Series Qualifiers are under way as athletes from throughout the Sunshine State begin to compete for spots in the state championships in December. With a Top 5 finish in their respective age group at the Local Series Qualifiers, athletes will move on to the next level, representing their communities in a variety of 24 sports, vying for state titles, record-setting performances, and an opportunity to qualify for the 2021 National Senior Games.

In total, the 22 individual locations that comprise FSG’s series qualifying events hold competitions through November. The 2020 Local Series Qualifiers opened competition this past Saturday in Sarasota with the 31st Annual Gulf Coast Games for Life. The Gulf Coast Games for Life, which consists of 19 competitive sports, started with a 5K Road Race on January 18 and continues with the remaining 18 events February 1-9. Next up on the calendar are the Heartland Senior Games and Lee County Senior Games.

The Heartland Senior Games welcome residents of DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands and surrounding counties and feature 13 events, highlighted by pickleball, track & field, swimming, and tennis.  A complete schedule for the 2020 Heartland Senior Games can be accessed here.

The Lee County Games run from January 31-March 14 and provide competition in 10 sports, including archery, bag toss, billiards, bowling, horseshoes, pickleball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, and the 5K run/walk. Registration and other information about entry fees, venue locations, and schedules can be accessed here.


“The local series qualifiers are the starting points for our 50+ aged athletes on their road to the 2021 National Senior Games,” said Marvin E. Green, Jr., Florida Sports Foundation Vice President of Amateur Sports. “After qualifying with a Top 5 finish in their respective age groups at the local qualifiers, athletes move on to the Florida Senior Games in Broward County in December where they will compete for a spot in the National Games in 2021. We are excited and proudly support the efforts of all of the local communities who provide this starting point for our Florida Senior Games’ participants.”

New to the Games in 2020 will be the Village of Pinecrest Senior Games, making its debut in Miami-Dade County November 2-6. The 2020 events conclude with the 46th Annual Golden Age Games. The Golden Age Games are recognized as the first Senior Games event in the country, dating back to 1974.
A complete listing of the 2020 FSG Series Qualifiers are listed below.

2020 Florida Senior Games Local Series Qualifier Events
Gulf Coast Games for Life
Now through February 9, 2020
Diana Finnegan
6700 Clark Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34241
Phone: (941) 861-7275
parksonline@scgov.net
www.scgov.net/parks 

Heartland Senior Games
January 31-February 28, 2020
Deborah Gutierrez
South Florida Community College
600 W. College Dr.
Avon Park, FL 33825
Phone: (863) 784-7032
communityeducation@southflorida.edu
http://www.southflorida.edu/community/community-education/heartland-games-active-adults

Lee County Senior Games
January 31-March 14, 2020
Jen Hamil
3410 Palm Beach Blvd.
Ft. Myers, FL 33916
Phone: (239) 839-7062
jhamil@leegov.com
www.leeparks.org

Good Life Games of Pinellas County
February-November, 2020
Walt Deal
The Long Center
1262 Brookside Drive
Clearwater, FL 33764
Phone: (727) 441-9463
waltdeal@aol.com
www.goodlifegames.org

Delray Beach Senior Games
February 28-March 6, 2020
Danielle Beardsley
50 NW 1st Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Phone: (561) 243-7277
beardsleyd@mydelraybeach.com
www.MyDelrayBeach.com

Polk Senior Games
February 29-March 16, 2020
Deena Wilbur
515 East Boulevard St.
Bartow, FL 33830
Phone: (863) 533-0055
Polkseniorgames50@gmail.com
www.polkseniorgames.org

Charlotte County Fit For Life Senior Games
March 1-22, 2020
Willie Vails
6961 San Casa Drive
Englewood, FL 34224
Phone: (941) 681-3760
willie.vails@charlottecountyfl.gov
www.charlottecountyfl.gov

Capital City Senior Games
March 5-16, 2020
Cindy Mead
912 Myers Park Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: (850) 891-3875
Cynthia.Mead@talgov.com
www.talgov.com/seniorgames

Port Orange Senior Games
March 19-28, 2020
A.T. Marucci
4655 City Center Cir.
Port Orange, FL 32129
Phone: (386) 506-5932
amarucci@port-orangeorg
www.port-orange.org/parks

Lake Senior Games
April 4-September 27, 2020
Gary Perigo
PO Box 121437
Clermont, FL 34712
Phone: (352) 356-6544
lakeseniorgames@hotmail.com
www.lakeseniorgames.com

The Villages Senior Games
April 18-26, 2020
Lisa Parkyn
1200 Avenida Central
The Villages, FL 32159
Phone: (352) 753-1716
lisa.parkyn@districtgov.org
www.thevillagesseniorgames.com

Gainesville Senior Games
September 11-20, 2020
Emily Grissom
300 East University Ave., Suite 100
Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: (352) 338-9300
egrissom@gainesvillesportscommission.com
www.gainesvillesportscommission.com

Pensacola Senior Games
September 11-27, 2020
Cheryl Fox
3200 East Lakeview Ave.
Pensacola, FL 32503
Phone: (850) 426-2562
cfox@cityofpensacolacom
https://www.cityofpensacola.com/2529/Pensacola-Senior-Games

Palm Coast & the Flagler Beaches Senior Games
September 12-20, 2020
Jared Dawson
305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE
Palm Coast, FL 32187
Phone: (386) 986-2516
jdawson@palmcoastgovcom
www.palmcoastgov.com

Jacksonville Senior Games
September 25-October 3, 2020
Stacy Sanders Amparan
117 West Duval St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: (904) 255-5667
stacys@coj.net
www.jaxseniors.net

Broward Senior Games
October 1-14, 2020
Verna Malcolm
3338 NE 34th St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Phone: (954) 934-5385
info@bpvservices.com
www.bpvservices.com

Tampa Bay Active Life Games
October 5-15, 2020
Dana McDonald
1605 E Sligh Ave.
Tampa, FL 33617
Phone: (813) 744-5595 x2
Recreation_Admin@HCFLGov.net
HCFLGov.net/ActiveLife

Cutler Bay Senior Games
October 19-23, 2020
Gabriela Blaylock
10720 Caribbean Blvd., Suite 225
Cutler Bay, FL 33189
Phone: (786) 573-5502
mblaylock@cutlerbay-fl.gov
www.cutlerbay-fl.gov

Ormond Beach Senior Games
October 24-31, 2020
Gus Sotir
PO Box 1948
Ormond Beach, FL 32175
Phone: (386) 676-3291
srgamesob@gmail.com

Martin County Senior Games
October 24-November 1, 2020
David Gladding
2401 SE Monterey Rd.
Stuart, FL 34996
Phone: (772) 353-9234
dgladdin@martin.fl.us
www.martin.fl.us/seniorgames

Village of Pinecrest Senior Games
November 2-6, 2020
Gloria Zoghbi
5855 Killian Dr.
Pinecrest, FL 33156
Phone: (305) 284-0900
gzoghbi@pinecrest-flgov
http://pinecrest-fl.gov

Golden Age Games
November 6-15, 2020
Kim Parmelee
P.O. Box 1788
Sanford, FL 32772
Phone: (407) 688-5129
Kim.Parmelee@sanfordfl.gov
www.sanfordfl.gov

Florida Senior Games
December 4-13, 2020
Location: Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Co.
Florida Sports Foundation
Phone: (850) 577-7200
games@playinflorida.com
www.floridaseniorgames.com

About the Florida Senior Games presented by Humana - The Florida Senior Games presented by Humana are presented annually by the Florida Sports Foundation (FSF), the state’s lead sports promotion and development organization, and a division of Enterprise Florida, Inc. The Foundation works in conjunction with a variety of local sports industry partners to present the different competitions. The Florida Senior Games, presented by Humana, an annual amateur sports tradition in Florida, is part of the state’s $57.4 billion sports industry that accounts for 580,000 jobs statewide.

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