Online registration is now open for the 2017 Florida Senior Games, to be held December 2-10, in Clearwater and Pinellas County.
Senior athletes, age 50 and over, can find registration and competition information for the 24 sports of the 26th Annual Florida Senior Games at www.floridaseniorgames.com. Entry fees vary by sport and the online registration deadline is November 19.
The Florida Senior Games Softball competition will be held August 19-20 at R.O.C. Park, in Madeira Beach, and registration is currently open for both men’s and women’s teams.
Besides the online registration opportunity, athletes may visit www.floridaseniorgames.com and download registration materials and return the completed forms to the Florida Sports Foundation office in Clearwater. Information can also be requested by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling toll free 1-866-354-2637.
A qualifying performance at the Florida Senior Games Series qualifier is necessary for state of Florida athletes wishing to compete in Basketball Shooting, Bowling, Cycling, Golf, Horseshoes, Pickleball, Shuffleboard, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis and Track and Field.
A listing of Florida Senior Games Series Qualifiers can be found at www.floridaseniorgames.com. The Pensacola Senior Games kicks off the fall calendar of 10 qualifiers September 9.
Open sports of the Florida Senior Games not requiring a qualifying performance include Archery, Badminton, Bag Toss, Basketball (3 on 3), Billiards, Team Bowling, Lawn Bowls, Powerlifting, Power Walk, Race Walk, Racquetball, Road Race, Tai Chi and Volleyball.
“The Florida Senior Games Series in December continues to provide athletes age 50 and over the opportunity to challenge themselves to find their game and lead an active lifestyle,” said Stephen Rodriguez, Sr. Vice President of the Florida Sports Foundation. “The Games also give athletes the chance to renew old friendships they’ve made over the years during competitions and share the camaraderie sports provide.”
The 2017 Florida Senior Games will be in Clearwater and Pinellas County for the third consecutive year and the Games will return to the area in 2018 and serve as a qualifier for the 2019 National Senior Games, to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The 2016 Games in Clearwater attracted over 3,000 athletes age 50 and over during the nine days of competition. Since the Games inception in 1992, nearly 50,000 senior athletes have competed in the Florida Senior Games.
Schedule of upcoming Florida Senior Games Series Qualifiers
Pensacola Senior Games
September 9- 24, 2017
Palm Coast & the Flagler Beaches Senior Games
September 14- 24, 2017
Gainesville Senior Games
September 22- 30, 2017
South Florida Senior Games
September 23 – October 1, 2017
Jacksonville Senior Games
October 2-7, 2017
Tampa Bay Senior Games
October 2-20, 2017
Cutler Bay Senior Games
October 16-20, 2017
Ormond Beach Senior Games
October 21-28, 2017
Martin County Senior Games
November 3-11, 2017
Golden Age Games, Sanford
November 4-11, 2017
2017 Florida Senior Games
December 2 – 10, 2017
Clearwater and Pinellas County