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Get Your Bid On: 2025 National Senior Games

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Mar 23, 2022 | By: Mary Helen Sprecher
Photos courtesy of the National Senior Games Association

Who WOULDN’T want this one? The 2025 National Senior Games, the largest sports event for seniors, is seeking a host. This multi-sport event runs for nearly two weeks and brings in more than 10,000 male and female athletes age 50 and up – plus as additional 15,000 guests, family members and spectators. Oh, it also generates more than $38 million in economic impact. If you have the venues and a welcoming spirit for an event that brings in more than $38 million, read on.

Very quickly, though: Don’t delay on this one. Letters of intent are due April 29, with final bid on July 22.

Events offered include the following. Note: Because multiple divisions and disciplines are offered, it makes up a total of more than 800 medaled events.

Archery Badminton Basketball
Bowling Cornhole Cycling
Golf Pickleball Powerwalk
Race Walk Racquetball Road Race
Shuffleboard Soccer Softball
Swimming Table Tennis  Tennis
Track & Field Triathlon Volleyball

Preferred months for the National Senior Games are June, July, and August. Secondary months are May and September.

The RFP can be downloaded here. In addition to describing the event, it contains essential information on insurance, proposal fees, venues, hotels and other hospitality, industry, travel and business aspects of the Games.

People who attend the National Senior Games are interested in the social and vacation aspects of the experience, as well as the athletic competition. They are likely to take tours of the host community and partake of its entertainment opportunities. They also enjoy having multi-generational experiences with children and grandchildren visiting to watch them compete. Restaurants and bars will experience a significant bump in business during the nearly two weeks of the Games, with residual activities taking place as athletes spend extra days visiting with friends and family.

To learn more about the National Senior Games Association, go to the organization’s website here.

Contact Marc T. Riker, CEO at mriker@nsga.com, 727-475-4699 for more information and the RFP.

Reminder: Letters of Intent to bid are due on Friday, April 29, 2022. Final bids are due on Friday, July 22, 2022.

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