Dear Athletes and Friends:
Happy May 1, 2015.
Today is the first day of the 2015 Bay Area Senior Games. Pickleball kicks off the Games this year, with over 100 pickleball players competing at Milpitas Sports Center — followed on Saturday by Cycling at Ft. Ord, Badminton in Milpitas and Racquetball at California Badminton Academy in Fremont, followed by Lawn Bowling next week at Palo Alto Lawn Bowling.
There is still time to register for swimming and track and field. See the RED BOX for on-line registration here on the website homepage or print out a paper registration and mail it to our office ($15 extra mail in charge). We encourage you to use the on-line registration process which is easy to do. Please tell your friends & teammates to register TODAY so they do not miss their sport deadline. Go to www.bayareaseniorgames.org
2015 BAY AREA SENIOR GAMES
ATHLETES: As of today, 1175 athletes — men and women over 50 will be participating.
Results will be posted on this web site as soon as they are turned in by the sports commissioners.
We still have a need for VOLUNTEERS: Once again, lead by BASG's unflappable Bob Weder, on- line registration for volunteers is open. This is a great way to satisfy community service requirements! Volunteers are so important in keeping the Games running! Have your family & friends sign up to volunteer by clicking on the yellow box on the website home page.
SPORTS COMMISSIONERS: Here are the 2015 Bay Area Senior Games Sports Commissioners — all of whom use their knowledge and love of their sport to ensure the Games provide the best competitive conditions possible!
- Archery: Karen Keating, Dawnell Scott
- Badminton: Jeff & Karen Fishback
- Basketball: Dave Newman, James Houston
- Cycling: Tom Simpson, Frank Scioscia
- Feats of Strength: Dale Harder
- Golf: Dennis Barbata
- Lawn Bowling: Terry Hogan
- Pickleball: Steve Sutton
- Race Walk: Alex Price
- Racquetball: Merijean Kelley
- Road Race: Tom Service
- Rugby: Bob Benson, Frank Merrill
- Soccer: Mike Rohde, Laura Garrett
- Swimming; Michael Moore
- Table Tennis: Dennis Davis
- Track & Field: Leroy Milam
- Triathlon: Stanford Treeathlon
- Volleyball: Alexis Bryce
- Water Polo: Andy Burke
REASON: Demonstrating that "the competition never ends" and that exercise and physical activity are the keys to a long, happy and healthy life.
Mission: To promote healthy lifestyles for seniors through education, fitness and the spirited competition of sports, while inspiring everyone to embrace health and appreciate and enjoy the value of sports related exercise.
I want to share this thought with all of you. "The Senior Games are at the heart of the meaning of the Olympic Movement. Though they inspire us all, it's still true that many people watch the Olympic Games, see mostly younger athletes at the prime of their performance and say "those athletes are amazing, but that's not me..." With the Senior Games, people of all ages, even those who did not think they could swim, run or jump anymore, are inspired to a more active, healthy and fulfilling life...that's the TRUE Olympic spirit and the real meaning of the Olympic Movement, a challenge to all of us to be the best we can be."
See you at the 2015 Bay Area Senior Games... and be sure to check out the story of the Track and Field family — the Michons now posted in the news section of this site.. If you have a story you want to share about your athletic journey, please send me an email... firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair, California Senior Games Association
2015 Bay Area Senior Games Chair
1960 Olympian – USA