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Florida Sports Foundation Announces Five Qualifying Events for Senior Athletes

19 Oct, 2018


It’s less than 60 days until the opening day of the 2018 Florida Senior Games, presented by Humana. Between now and December 1, there are five chances remaining to qualify for the 2018 Games and compete for an opportunity to represent the Sunshine State in the 2019 National Senior Games taking place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 14-25, 2019.
 
Registration is now open for the 2018 Florida Senior Games, presented by Humana. Entry fees vary by sport as the online registration deadline is November 18. Athletes can also download registration forms at www.floridaseniorgames.com and return the printed forms with payment to the Florida Sports Foundation.
 
Florida athletes, age 50 and over, wishing to compete in one of the sports needing a qualifying performance can contact one of the Local Qualifiers listed below for competition and registration information.  Registration for the Tampa Bay Active Live Games, that begin on Friday, has closed. 
 
Some of the most popular sports of the Florida Senior Games have four qualifying opportunities remaining. Offered at the Cutler Bay Senior Games, Ormond Beach Senior Games, Martin County Senior Games and the Golden Age Games in Sanford are Bowling, Pickleball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis and Track and Field. 
 
The 27th Annual Florida Senior Games, to be held December 1-9 in Clearwater and Pinellas County, are a qualifier for the 2019 National Senior Games.
 
Remaining 2018 Florida Senior Games Qualifiers
 
Tampa Bay Active Life Games (Registration Closed)
October 5-19, 2018
Phone: (813) 310-3508
HCFLGov.net/ActiveLife
Sports offered: 1 Mile Walk/Run, Tennis, Swimming, Shuffleboard, Track and Field, Table Tennis, Golf, Horseshoes, Lawn Bowls, Pickleball, Cycling, Bunco, Bag Toss, Dominos, Bowling, Billiards, Darts
 
Cutler Bay Senior Games
October 15-19, 2018
Phone: (786) 238-4166
www.cutlerbay-fl.gov
Sports offered:Basketball, Bowling, Billiards, Pickleball, Shuffleboard, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis
 
Ormond Beach Senior Games
October 27- November 3, 2018
Phone: (386) 676-3291
Sports offered: Basketball Shooting, 5K Run and Fun Walk, Bocce, Bowling, Golf, Horseshoes, Pickleball, Powerlifting, Shuffleboard, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track and Field
 
Martin County Senior Games
October 27-November 4, 2018
Phone: (772) 221-1419
www.martin.fl.us/SeniorGames
Sports offered: Basketball Shooting, Bowling, Cycling, Golf, Pickleball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track and Field
 
Golden Age Games
November 3-10, 2018
Phone: (407) 688-5129
www.sanfordfl.gov
Sports offered:Archery, Basketball Shooting, Bowling, Golf, Pickleball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track and Field
 
Florida Senior Games, presented by Humana
December 1-9, 2018
Clearwater and Pinellas County locations
Florida Sports Foundation
Phone: (850) 488-8347
Toll-free: (866) 354-2637
games@flasports.com
www.floridaseniorgames.com
Open Sports Not Needing a Qualifying Performance: Archery, Bag Toss, Basketball 3 on 3, Billiards, Lawn Bowls, Powerlifting, Race Walk, Racquetball, Road Race, Tai Chi, and Volleyball.  All other sports require a qualifying performance.
 
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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