Dear Athletes and Friends:
Happy April and Spring! We are close to 1 month away from the 2015 Bay Area Senior Games. 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. 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.
2015 BAY AREA SENIOR GAMES
ATHLETES: In 2014, 1356, men and women over 50 participated — this year our goal is 1,500 athletes — so tell your friends and help us recruit!
We are very excited about this year's Cycling Event — we are confirmed that Ft. Ord is the site for the weekend of May 2 -3 and all events will be on closed courses without cars! The course map is listed under the sports tab click on cycling icon. We think this is an opportunity to create a very special Cycling Celebration just for Senior Cyclists in California. Please register TODAY as time is running out for cyclists to sign up.
Individual Sports — Archery, Badminton, Cycling, Feats of Strength, Golf, Lawn Bowling, Pickleball, Racewalk, Racquetball, Road Race, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track & Field are open to sign up.
Team Sports — Basketball, Rugby, Soccer, Volleyball and Water Polo
20 Sports Total, plus the Solar Torch Relay, the Pasta Dinner Celebration and a Closing Reception and Celebration.
Note: We welcome Pickleball and it will be held in a new venue the Milpitas Sports Center and a big welcome to our new sports commissioner Steve Sutton
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."
We look forward to seeing you at the 2015 Bay Area Senior Games.
Chair, California Senior Games Association
2015 Bay Area Senior Games Chair
1960 Olympian – USA