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Florida Senior Games Announces Details of Event

6 Nov, 2018


The 2018 Florida Senior Games, presented by Humana are held December 1-9 in Clearwater and Pinellas County.
 
Senior athletes, age 50 and over, can find registration and competition information for the 24 sports of the 27th Annual Florida Senior Games at www.floridaseniorgames.com.  Entry fees vary by sport as the online registration deadline is set for November 18. Individual event information can be accessed in the 2018 Registration Booklet or can be requested by sending an email to games@flasports.com.  
 
A qualifying performance at the Florida Senior Games Series qualifier is necessary for state of Florida athletes wishing to compete in Basketball Shooting, Bowling, Cycling, Golf, Horseshoes, Pickleball, Shuffleboard, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, and Track & Field. 
 
Multiple Florida Senior Games Series Qualifiers have already taken place this past spring.  This past week, the Pensacola Senior Games kicked off the fall calendar’s slate of 10 qualifier events, setting the road to Clearwater’s championships in December.
 
Open sports of the Florida Senior Games not requiring a qualifying performance include Archery, Badminton, Bag Toss, Basketball (3 on 3), Billiards, Team Bowling, Dominos, Lawn Bowls, Powerlifting, Power Walk, Race Walk, Racquetball, Road Race, Tai Chi, and Volleyball.
 
Dominos will be held in the Florida Senior Games for the first time in 2018. Dominos has been played as a Sunshine State Games event since 2014.  For its first time in the Florida Senior Games, the St. Lucie Cricket & Sports Association in South Port St. Lucie will act as the host on Saturday, December 1.
 
“The annual Florida Senior Games continues to provide athletes age 50 and over the opportunity to challenge themselves in a sport or event of their choice and lead an active lifestyle,” said Marvin E. Green, Jr., Vice President of Amateur Sports and Events.  “The Games also give athletes the chance to renew old friendships they’ve made over the years during competitions and share the camaraderie sports provide.”
 
The 2018 Florida Senior Games will be in Clearwater and Pinellas County for the fourth consecutive year and serve as a qualifier for the 2019 National Senior Games, to be held June 14-25 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
 
The 2017 Florida Senior Games attracted over 2,500 athletes during the nine days of competition.  Since the Games inception in 1992, nearly 50,000 senior athletes have competed in the Florida Senior Games.
 
Schedule of upcoming Florida Senior Games Series Qualifiers

Palm Coast & the Flagler Beaches Senior Games 
September 7-23, 2018 
Phone: (386) 986-2321 
bmcdermott@palmcoastgov.com
www.palmcoastgov.com/events/senior-games 
 
Pensacola Senior Games
September 9-24, 2018
Phone: (850) 426-2562
cfox@cityofpensacola.com
LeagueLineUp.com/PensacolaSeniorGames
 
Gainesville Senior Games 
September 21-30, 2018 
Phone: (352) 338-9300 
khouseknecht@gainesvillesportscommission.com
www.gainesvillesportscommission.com 

Jacksonville Senior Games 
September 28-October 6, 2018
Phone: (904) 630-4670 
stacys@coj.net
www.jaxseniors.net

Broward County Senior Games 
October 1-31, 2018 
Phone: (954) 934-5385 
info@bpvservices.com
www.seniorgamesbroward.com

Tampa Bay Active Life Games 
October 5-19, 2018 
Phone: (813) 310-3508 
mcdonaldda@hillsboroughcounty.org
https://bit.ly/2N32zTh

Cutler Bay Senior Games 
October 15-19, 2018 
Phone: (786) 238-4166 
mblaylock@cutlerbay-fl.gov
www.cutlerbay-fl.gov

Ormond Beach Senior Games 
October 27-November 3, 2018 
Phone: (386) 676-3291 
srgamesob@gmail.com

Martin County Senior Games 
October 27-November 4, 2018 
Phone: (772) 221-1419 
dgladdin@martin.fl.us
www.martin.fl.us/SeniorGames

Golden Age Games 
November 3-10, 2018 
Phone: (407) 688-5129 
www.sanfordfl.gov
 
The Florida Senior Games Rules of Competition are prepared for the Florida Senior Games and based upon the rules set forth by the National Senior Games Association (NSGA), Florida Sports Foundation, and the recognized National Governing Body for each sport.
 
For the Senior Games, however, some sport rules have been modified and/or revised in the best interest of the competitors. These rules of competition have been approved by FSF and NSGA.
 
To register for the 2018 Florida Senior Games, click here.
 
About the Florida Sports Foundation: Florida’s Sports Industry creates over $57.4 billion in economic impact for the Sunshine State, provides over 580,000 jobs for its citizens, and attracts over 16 million out of state visitors each year. All of which deservingly make Florida the “Sports Capital of the World”. The Florida Sports Foundation, Inc. is a 501(C)3 non-profit corporation, serving as the Sports Industry Development Division of Enterprise Florida, Inc. The mission of the Florida Sports Foundation is to:

 

  • Assist Florida’s communities with securing, hosting and retaining Sporting events and sports related business that generate significant economic impact and Sports Tourism for the state of Florida through the Foundation’s grant programs, legislative initiatives and Industry Partner service, recognition and development.

  • Provide the citizens of Florida with participation opportunities in the Sunshine State Games and Florida Senior Games events.

  • Serve as Florida’s leading resource for Sport Tourism research and facts.

  • Assist in the promotion of targeted leisure sports industries in Florida.

  • Assist National and Florida State Governing Bodies to promote amateur sport development through the Sunshine State Games and hosting events in Florida.

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