October and fall is officially here – we are looking forward to the final Senior Games of the 2015 season – coming right up are the inaugural Senior Games (October 21 – 25) in Visalia and the Inland Empire Games (October 9 – 16) in San Bernadino.
We’ve completed Palm Desert Senior Games (Feb.), Bay Area Senior Games (May), Wine Country Games (May – June), Pasadena Senior Games (June), San Diego Senior Games (September) and San Jose Senior Games (October) are now in the record books…and results are being posted on both this web site and the individual games web sites.
The results for the 2015 Summer National Games in Minneapolis are posted at www.nsga.com.
The CSGA Board and Games Coordinators are busy confirming dates for the 2016 Games. Our deadline for dates and venues to be posted on this site is November 1, 2015. As you know, it takes a big juggling act to confirm facilities and dates, avoid conflicts with other Games and National Championships and confirm that we are able to obtain great officials and referees – so please be patient!
2016 is a qualifying year for the 2017 Summer National Senior Games in Birmingham, Alabama. California’s State Championship will be in Pasadena, in the usual June time frame. We are also planning a second qualifying event in early November in Northern California – the Encore Games and as soon as we are able to confirm venues, we will make an announcement.
Studies continue to prove that folks who exercise daily enjoy the benefits – you are all living proof of these studies who encourage everyone to exercise, train and find a sport they love! Regular exercise produces good health, great enthusiasm and positive attitudes – all contributing to “loving life.”
I’ll be sharing some stories of our California athletes –love your feedback and comments.. and if you have a candidate for a story, please send it to me at .
We continue to search for new Board members for the CSGA. If you are interested in serving on the Board, please contact me at: . We are especially interested in identifying finding board and committee members in the areas of sponsorship, fundraising, political advocacy and visibility!
Finally, the California Facebook Challenge is still on.. We have grown from 273 friends to 344 in the last few months.. BUT we can do better.. We have over 15,000 California Senior Athletes on our mailing list.. Lets get to 1000 “likes” by January 1! Go to www.facebook.com, type in California Senior Games in the search bar and “like” the page. Thanks!
Thanks to all for your energy, enthusiasm and commitment to Sport!
Happy training... and Enjoy the Games!
Anne Warner Cribs
Chair, California Senior Games Association
1960 Olympian Swimming