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WHATThe National Senior Games Association is an organization that supports healthy active lifestyles for older adults through education, fitness and sports. The National Senior Games is a competition for men and women 50 and over and is the largest multi-sport event in the world for seniors.
WHY To promote active lifestyles, comradery and involvement in sport for older adults.
WHERENational Senior Games Association. (NSGA)
Across the USA.

Program Description

"Its just so incredible to be a part of a group of people who are dedicated to performing at their best and working hard to get there."

source: video: NSGA Spotlight.

In order to participate in the National Senior Games individuals must be at least 50 years old and qualify the year before through a NSGA sanctioned State Qualifying Games.

Sports include:

  • Archery
  • Barebow
  • Badminton         
  • Bowling            
  • Cycling
  • Golf     
  • Horseshoes        
  • Pickleball          
  • Race Walk         
  • Racquetball        
  • Road Race         
  • Shuffleboard      
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis      
  • Tennis  
  • Track & Field: Discus, Hammer, High Jump, Javelin, Long Jump, Pole Vault, Shot Put, Triple Jump
  • Triathlon
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

The National Senior Games Association promotes an active lifestyle for older adults though educational classes at the United States Sports Academy covering topics such as: managing events in the sports industry, coaching, nutrition, along with new fitness programs, videos and tips. 

State senior game organizations are listed below. (A complete list of state organizations with links is available on the National Seniors Games website.)

Alabama Senior Olympics
Alaska International Senior Games Inc.
Arizona Senior Olympics
Arkansas Senior Olympics
California Senior Games
(Colorado) Rocky Mountain Senior Games
Connecticut Masters' Games
Delaware Senior Olympics
Florida International Senior Games & State Championships
Georgia Golden Olympics
Hawaii Senior Olympics
Idaho Senior Games
Illinois Senior Olympics
Indiana State Games
Iowa Senior Olympics
Kansas Senior Olympics
Kentucky Senior Games
Louisiana Senior Olympic Games
Maine Senior Games
Maryland Senior Olympics
Massachusetts Senior Games
Michigan Senior Olympics
Minnesota Senior Games
Mississippi Senior Olympics
Missouri State Senior Games
Montana Senior Olympics
Nebraska Senior Games
Nevada Senior Games
(New Hampshire) Granite State Senior Games
New Jersey Senior Games
New Mexico Senior Olympics
(New York) Empire State Senior Games
North Carolina Senior Games
Ohio Senior Olympics
Oklahoma Senior Games
Oregon Senior Games
Pennsylvania Senior Games
(Rhode Island) Ocean State Senior Olympics
South Carolina Senior Sports Classic
South Dakota Senior Games
Tennessee Senior Olympics
Texas Senior Games
(Utah) Huntsman World Senior Games
Vermont Senior Games
Virginia Senior Games
Washington DC Golden Olympics
Washington State Senior Games
West Virginia Senior Games
Wisconsin Senior Olympics
Wyoming Senior Olympics
National Veterans Golden Age Games   

The National Senior Olympics Organization planned the first National Senior Olympic Games, held in 1987 in St. Louis. In 1990 the organization began working under the name National Senior Games Association.

Watch 'The Age of Champions’ the award-winning PBS documentary following senior athletes who compete for gold at the National Senior Olympics.




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