VISALIA, CA - The 2020 Visalia Senior Games, the Central Valley’s only Senior Games, are returning to Visalia on March 21-22 and 28-29. This year’s games are presented by Kaweah Delta Health Care District.
Senior Games is an Olympic-style event for adults ages 50 and better (age on December 31, 2020). The inaugural event was held in October 2015, attracting 237 athletes from 50 California cities as well as some traveling from as far as Oregon and Texas. The event has continued to grow, as the 2019 event saw a total of 550 athletes representing a total of 86 California Cities. Event organizers with the City of Visalia Parks & Recreation Department expect the number to increase this year as well.
“We’re excited to host the 2020 Visalia Senior Games and with a variety of sporting events offered this year, we are expecting to see hundreds of athletes from this region as well as throughout the state and even from additional states,” said Maggie Kalar, City of Visalia Parks and Recreation Supervisor.
The 2020 games have a full list of events slated over the two weekends, which bring back such favorites as: Archery; Bowling; Cycling; Disc Golf; Golf; Horseshoes; Pickleball; Softball; Swimming; Table Tennis; Track & Field and Trap Shoot. New to the games this year will be Racquetball.
Registration is now open for all events and those interested in competing in the Senior Games can register in person at the Anthony Community Center (345 N. Jacob Street) or online at www.visaliaseniorgames.com. Friday, March 6 is the registration deadline for most events, however, some events allow registration through check-in on the day of the event as space allows.
Businesses or organizations that would like to partner with the games can become an event sponsor.
“We look forward to bringing businesses together with our athletes as this is a great opportunity for local businesses to connect with a large captive audience,” Kalar added. Various sponsorship opportunities are available for any business size and budget.