Polk Senior Games Registration Opens Jan. 2
Last updated 1/8/2020 at 10:49am
Registration for the 28th Annual Polk Senior Games begins Jan. 2. The Games, scheduled for Feb. 29 to March 16, offer a two-week series of 98 Olympic-style events in 38 athletic and recreational sports. They attract nearly 2,500 men and women, 50 and over, with a variety of skills - the serious competitor, the fun at heart, the seasoned athlete, the late bloomer, and the physically challenged.
The purpose of the Games is to promote friendly competition, fellowship, health and wellness, an active lifestyle, and volunteerism.
Competition, held at various locations throughout Polk County, is offered in Archery, Bag Toss, Basketball Shooting, Basketball 3 on 3, Billiards, Bocce, Bowling, Team Bowling, Bridge, Checkers, Chess, Cribbage, Ballroom and Social Dancing, Darts, Euchre, Field Events, fishing, Golf - 18 Hole Singles and 18 Hole Mixed Doubles and Putt & Chip, Horseshoes, Lawn Bowling, Pepper, Pickleball, Powerlifting, Punt Pass Kick, Racquetball, Road Race 5K, Scrabble, Senior Smarts, Shooting – Pistol, Rifle, Skeet, Sporting Clays and Trap, Shuffleboard, Softball, Sudoku, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track, and Walking.
Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded in each event and age division.
The individual entry fee is $10 for the first event and $3 for each additional event up to a maximum of $28. Fees for team sports are $125 for Softball, $50 for Basketball 3 on 3, and $36 for Team Bowling. There are also facility fees for Golf, Archery, Shooting and Bowling. Everyone receives a specially designed T-shirt. Entries must be received by Friday, Feb. 14. A free Closing Celebration for participants, family and friends is held at the RP Funding Center on Monday, March 16 and includes goody bags, health fair, special awards, door prizes and entertainment.
Medal Sponsors are: Gold and Founding Sponsor – Publix Super Market Charities; Silver Sponsor – Homer & Annette Thompson Legacy; Bronze Sponsors – James W. Sikes Family, CPS Investment Advisors and Humana + Best Value HealthCare.