Chattanooga District Senior Olympics To Host Pickleball Clinic

Monday, January 24, 2011

The Chattanooga District Senior Olympics will host a clinic for those who are interested in learning more about the game of pickleball on Saturday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The workshop will be held at the Francis B. Wyatt Recreation Center located at 408 Colville Street in Chattanooga.

For more information call the Francis B. Wyatt Recreation Center at 757-5443 or call Ginny Stone, Alexian Brothers Senior Neighbors Chattanooga Senior Olympics district coordinator at 755-6114.

The Chattanooga District Senior Olympics will be held May 2-7 in locations across the Chattanooga area. Call 755-6114 to request that a registration form be mailed to you. Registration for the Chattanooga District Senior Olympics ends April 1.

This year’s Senior Olympics will feature: swimming, basketball free throw, bowling, volleyball, track and field, pickleball, tennis, horseshoes, table tennis, softball throw, softball, ballroom dancing, 5K run, cycling, golf, power walk, shuffleboard, badminton, basketball 3-on-3, weightlifting and racquetball. The games are open to anyone who is 50 or older and who lives in the state of Tennessee. Residents of Alabama or Georgia who live within 30 miles of the Hamilton County/Marion County, Tennessee state line are also eligible to participate. Participants who are 49 years old are eligible to participate if their 50th birthday occurs before Dec. 31.

The Chattanooga District Senior Olympics will begin with a torch relay through downtown Chattanooga on May 2. The torch relay will begin at the Alexian Brothers Senior Neighbors building at 250 E. 10th Street at 11 a.m. and end at the First Tennessee Pavilion where the Opening Ceremony will begin at 12 p.m.

The Tennessee Senior Olympics began in 1981 with a mission that has continued for over 25 years: to promote healthy lifestyles for senior adults through fitness, sports and an active involvement in life. The Senior Olympics encourages older adults to stay active, and gives them a reason to renew past skills or learn new ones. Key goals are to: maintain and improve the health and wellness of Tennessee’s seniors, provide a competitive athletic, recreational and creative experience and to provide an opportunity for socialization for seniors from across the state.

The Chattanooga District Senior Olympics are organized each year by: Alexian Brothers Senior Neighbors and the Chattanooga Parks and Recreation Department. The Chattanooga District Senior Olympics are sponsored by: Alexian Brothers Senior Ministries and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

For more information on the Chattanooga District Senior Olympics, call 755-6114 or visit www.AlexianSeniorNeighbors.org.



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