Welcome to this year’s Huntsman World Senior Games. Since 1987, the St. George event has been drawing seniors from all over the country. This international senior sports competition founded by Daisy and John Morgan Jr., is a sports event for men and women age 50 and better. The games have been open to all men and women meeting the age requirement. With over 2500 seasonal volunteers and 30 athletic events over a two week. Each October, the Huntsman World Senior Games is an event not to miss. It has brought renowned athletes from Japan to Russia and Alaska to Australia. The games promote health by providing life-saving health and cancer screenings as well as several other volunteer medical screenings and diagnostic services.
Over the course of two weeks, participants and attendees will enjoy concerts, dances, award socials and of course, the sports. Games emphasize the celebration of success for all participants whether or not they win a medal. Thousands of adults, youth, and children donate their valuable time to volunteer for this two-week event.
Sports activities include archery, badminton, bowling, bridge, golf, lawn bowling, horseshoes, road races, racquetball, shotgun sports, shuffleboard, tennis, volleyball, track and even a triathlon just to name a few. There’s something for everyone.
The activities are spread out throughout St. George and because we are located next to the Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon, there is plenty of playground for us all to enjoy. Venues will be set up all over the city with the opening ceremony at the Legend Solar Arena at the Dixie State University on Tuesday, October 10 at 7:00 PM.
Music will kick off on Tuesday, October 17 at 7:00 PM at the Burns Arena. This free concert will feature the Rat Pack. Travel back in time to enjoy Las Vegas’s most entertaining singers.
Many of the events will be held at the Dixie State University check the website for a schedule of events for each game and sport. You can also register online at the Seniorgames.net
Come out, support our seniors, register and join in a few of the events; you’ll be glad you did.