The Tennessee Senior Olympics urges seniors to register soon for the open events, regardless of participation or qualification in earlier district competitions. The 2012 state-wide Tennessee Senior Olympics will be held July 13-19 in Williamson County.
Open registration events include: archery, 5K and 10K road races, cycling, the fitness walk, racquetball, the triple jump, and pole vaulting. Seniors 50 and older who did not participate or qualify in the district games are welcome to register to compete in the open events. Participants who are 49 years old are eligible to compete as long as they turn 50 before the end of 2012.
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, presenting sponsor and longtime supporter of the Tennessee Senior Olympics, helped established the games in 1981."For 32 years the Tennessee Senior Olympics have promoted healthy and active lifestyles and increased quality of life among Tennessee's seniors," said Christine Dewbre, executive director of the Tennessee Senior Olympics. "All seniors, regardless of skill level, age, or district participation are encouraged to participate in the open events."
The deadline for open event registration is June 22. Entry forms may be obtained by contacting the state office at 615/200-8760 or firstname.lastname@example.org.