On Wed., April 15 more than 300 of Gwinnett’s most athletic seniors gathered together at Rhodes Jordan Park Community Recreation Center in Lawrenceville to celebrate the opening ceremonies of the 2009 Gwinnett Senior Golden Games. A partnership with Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation, this year’s games will mark the ninth annual event and the largest participation the event has seen since its inception in 2000.
The purpose of the Senior Golden Games is to provide seniors ages 50 and older with the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports, meet new people, learn new leisure skills, and become more aware of the recreational opportunities available to senior citizens in Gwinnett. Competitors in each event are broken down into 5 year age groups.
Seniors will participate in an array of sporting events over the next month, including archery, bowling, darts, bowling, tennis, horseshoes, Rummikub, shuffleboard, table games, cycling, table tennis, swimming, field games, bridge, golf, badminton, billiards, holey board, putting.
The games will end with the closing ceremony at Rhodes Jordan Park Community Recreation Center on Wed., May 13, at 10 a.m.
Rhodes Jordan Park Community Recreation Center is located at 100 E. Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. For more information call 770-822-5450 or visit www.gwinnettseniorolympics.org.