30th Annual Polk Senior Games Begin February 25
Some 40 Competition Events Offer Something For Almost Every Skill
Last updated 11/10/2022 at 2:58pm
The 2023 edition of the Polk Senior Games are scheduled for February 25 – March 11. The Games offer a two-week series of athletic and recreational Olympic-style events for 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.
Events, held at various locations throughout Polk County, include Archery, Basketball Shooting, Basketball 3 on 3, Billiards, Bocce, Bowling including Team Bowling, Bridge, Chess, Cribbage, Ballroom and Social Dancing, Darts, Euchre, Field Events, fishing, Golf 18 Hole Singles, Mixed Doubles & Putt & Chip, Horseshoes, Lawn Bowling, Pepper, Pickleball, Punt Pass Kick, Racquetball, Road Race 5K, Scrabble, Senior Smarts, Shooting – Pistol, Rifle, Skeet, Sporting Clays & Trap, Shuffleboard, Softball, Sudoku, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track, and Walking.
Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded in each event and age division.
Registration begins the first week of January. The individual entry fee is $12 for the first event and $5 for each additional event up to a maximum of $37. Team fee for Softball is $125. Some events also have a facility fee. Everyone receives a specially designed T-shirt.
Polk Senior Games is a non-profit organization sanctioned by the Florida Sports Foundation to qualify participants for advancement to the annual Florida Senior Games, which leads to the National Senior Games.
Medal Sponsors are: Silver Sponsors – Publix Super Market Charities, Homer & Annette Thompson Legacy; Bronze Sponsors – James W. Sikes Family, CPS Investment Advisors and Humana + Max Health.