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2016 Senior Games & Senior Olympics in the U.S.

2016-senior-games-USLatest update: June 11, 2016

Here is a comprehensive list of state and local senior games (often called “senior Olympics”) for women and men aged 50 or better. Events offer individual and team athletic competitions (such as archery, basketball skills, track and field, and volleyball) and games (such as blackjack, bridge and cribbage). Some games include unique competitions such as Cowboy Action Shoot!

The events welcome participants of all abilities and experience level, and most are open to out-of-state athletes. A few may require qualification, meaning the senior athlete must meet certain criteria in order to compete.

How the Listings are Organized

  • The states are listed in alphabetical order
  • The first event listed is the state’s qualifying event for the National Senior Games Association’s biennial competition (which 2016 is that year!). These are noted as (NSGA).
  • Other senior games organized by counties, cities or civic groups are then listed, followed by event dates, location, and contact information such as website or phone number.

Be sure to call or visit the event’s website for the latest information including signing up for their email alerts and e-newsletters. Dates, sports, games, and other event aspects may change at any time and at their discretion.

Please bookmark this page as it will be updated as information is received by events’ organizers. Let me know of any additions, changes or corrections, too!

Alabama

  •  Alabama Senior Olympics, Apr. 13-May 4. Greater Birmingham area, AL. Visit their website here. (NSGA)
    • Triathletes may qualify for National Senior Games in one of three races, Apr. 16, May 21, and June 11.

Alaska

  •  Alaska International Senior Games, Aug. 12-21. Fairbanks, AK. www.AlaskaISG.org (NSGA)

Arizona

Arkansas

  • Arkansas Senior Olympics, Sept. 28-Oct. 2. Hot Springs, AR. www.SRSports.org (NSGA)
    • 3 on 3 basketball, Mar. 17-20 and softball June 2-5

California

  • California Senior Games: this is the state’s umbrella organization that coordinates regional events for athletes seeking to qualify for the National Senior Games Association’s biennial Summer Games. Various dates (see below). www.CaliforniaSeniorGames.org (NSGA)
  • The following senior games are qualifiers for the California Senior Games:

Colorado

Connecticut

  • Connecticut Masters’ Games, May 14 & 15. Greater New Britain area, CT. www.CTMastersGames.org  (NSGA)
    • Softball June 11-14

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

  •  Hawaii Senior Olympics, various dates. Honolulu, HI.  kahoomiki.org (NSGA)

Idaho

Illinois

  • Illinois Senior Olympics, July 30 – Oct. 20. Springfield, IL. www.ilsenoly.org or phone (217) 528-4035, ext. 130 (NSGA)

Indiana

  •  Indiana State Games (formerly Indiana Senior Games), May  18-27 & June 4-6. Evansville, IN. indiana.fusesport.com (NSGA)

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

  •  Louisiana Senior Olympics, Apr. – Nov. Various locations in Jefferson Parish, LA. www.lsog1.net (NSGA)

Maine

  •  Maine Senior Games, June 12 – Oct. 16. Portland, ME. www.MaineSrGames.org (NSGA)
    • Special note: open to athletes 45 years or better but must be 50+ in 2017 to compete in National Senior Games

Maryland

Massachusetts

  •  Massachusetts Senior Games, summer & winter games, various locations. www.MASeniorGames.org (NSGA)
    • Special note: open to athletes 40 years or better but must be 50+ in 2017 to compete in National Senior Games

Michigan

Minnesota

  •  Minnesota Senior Games, May 19-22. Bloomington, Minneapolis & St Paul, MN. www.MNSeniorGames.org (NSGA)

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

  •  Montana Senior Olympics, summer games (June 16-18) in Helena & winter games (Feb. 27) in Bozeman, various dates. www.MontanaSeniorOlympics.org (NSGA)

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

  • New Hampshire Masters Games (formerly Granite State Senior Games), July 31 – Sept. 5, various locations. www.NHMastersGames.org (NSGA)

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

  • North Carolina Senior Games, various dates and locations. www.NCSeniorGames.org (NSGA)
    • The state also has 53 local senior games that invite qualifiers to compete in the fall senior games finals in Raleigh. That list is available for downloading as a PDF.

North Dakota

  •  None

Ohio

Oklahoma

  •  None

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

  •  Rhode Island Senior Olympics (formerly Ocean State Senior Olympics), June 3-5, Rumford, RI. www.RISeniorOlympics.org (NSGA)

South Carolina

South Dakota-

Tennessee

Texas

  •  Texas State Senior Games, Apr. 7-17. San Antonio, TX. www.TSGA.org (NSGA)

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

  •  Wyoming Senior Olympics, summer (Aug. 3-6), Sheridan, WY & winter (Feb. 18-21), Cody, WY. www.WYSeniorOlympics.com (NGSA)

National Veterans Golden Age Games, July 10-14, 2016, Detroit, MI

The United States Veterans Administration produces this premier senior adaptive rehabilitation program that is the only national multi-event sports and recreational seniors’ competition  program designed to improve the quality of life for all older veterans, including those with a wide range of abilities and disabilities. If you served in the Armed Forces, then check this out! www.VeteransGoldenAgeGames.va.gov

Sources: National Senior Games Association, partner links on senior games’ websites, & Google search
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