Athletes from North Dakota and the surrounding states will converge on Fargo to compete in 20 events during the three-day North Dakota Senior Games, August 17-19, 2017. Open to athletes age 50 and better, the games feature a variety of competitions, both team and individual, to showcase the benefits of making regular physical activity a lifelong pursuit.
It’s been ten years since the games were last held in Fargo in 2007.
“We’re incredibly excited to once again host the North Dakota Senior Games here in Fargo,” said Clay Whittlesey, Director of Recreation and Facilities for the Fargo Park District, “We hope that this encourages people who are ages 50 and better to get out and get active. You’re never too old to be an athlete.”
“Promoting and maintaining an active recreational community is a central part of our North of Normal lifestyle,” included Kali Mork Director of Sports for the Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Senior Games are loved across the nation and we’re excited to bring the state games back to North Dakota.”
From tennis and golf, to archery, softball, basketball, swimming and track and field, the games offer something for practically every interest and ability. With many events as well as registration based at Fargo’s Courts Plus Community Fitness Center, the full slate of events will take place at venues throughout the Fargo area.
Paid registration for the athletes is required, and all events are free and open to the public. Abundant sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available. For more information, visit ndseniorgames.com, or email cbjur@FargoParks.com.