|By PR Newswire||
|July 31, 2014 03:59 PM EDT||
MINNEAPOLIS, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The final registration numbers are in for the 2014 Minnesota Senior Games and they are impressive! This year's games will feature 1,522 athletes from 28 states and one competitor from Canada. In 2013, 372 senior athletes from Minnesota competed, and in 2014, there will be 1,320 competitors from the Gopher State, an increase of 255%! Following Minnesota's lead are 66 Wisconsin senior athletes, 23 from Iowa, 18 from North Dakota and 17 from South Dakota.
The Senior Games will begin Friday, Aug. 1, with an opening ceremony at the University of St. Thomas' O'Shaughnessy Stadium in St. Paul. Competition will run through Saturday, Aug. 9.
Events at this year's Games include 5k and 10k races, archery, badminton, basketball, billiards, bowling, cycling, disc golf, golf, horseshoes, pickleball, racquetball, shuffleboard, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track & field and volleyball. Please visit mnseniorgames.com for the full schedule.
Minnesota Senior Games competitors can qualify for the 2015 National Senior Games (presented by Humana), to be held in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Bloomington July 3-16, 2015! The National Senior Games is the largest multi-sport event in the world for adults 50-and-over, with 13,000 athletes and more than 30,000 fans expected to attend.
The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) is a nonprofit member of the United States Olympic Committee that promotes health and wellness for adults 50-and-over through education, fitness and sport. NSGA governs the 2015 National Senior Games presented by Humana, the largest multi-sport event in the world for seniors. NSGA sanctions member state organizations across the country that host Senior Games or Senior Olympics to provide seniors with quality sports activity. Visit NSGA.com for more information.
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SOURCE Minnesota Senior Games