6 April 2016
The Ocean State Senior Olympics celebrates its 39th Anniversary in 2016. The traditional opening weekend is scheduled for June 3,4 & 5 with the games signature event, Track & Field set for Sunday, June 5th at Conley Stadium, Providence, RI.
The scheduled events include Archery, 3x3 Basketball, Ten Pin Bowling, Cycling, Golf, Pickleball, 1500 Meter Race Walk, 5K Road Race, Shuffleboard, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Track & Field, Triathlon and Volleyball.
The RI Senior Games offer men and women over the age of fifty a sporting experience that emphasizes fun, fellowship and friendly competition at some of the outstanding athletic facilities in the state. The games are targeted at encouraging older adults to develop and maintain good physical fitness through regular participation in exercise, recreational activity and sporting competitions.
Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded in each sport, event and age group. The sporting competitions are held within five year age increments, beginning with 50-54, 55-59, 60-64 and continuing thru the oldest participant.
Registration for the Ocean State Senior Olympics can be done by printing out a registration form on www.riseniorolympics.org and mailing it in. There will be no online registration this year.
The Ocean State Senior Olympics is a member of the National Senior Games Association and is the only sanctioned qualifying event in Rhode Island for the national competition. The National Games are held bi-annually with the next national games scheduled for next summer, June 2- 15, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama.
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