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Registration Now Open for New Hampshire Senior Games! 2018 Marks 31st Year of Healthy Competition

Posted by on Sunday, July 1st

The New Hampshire Senior Games is pleased to announce that registration for the 2018 games is now open.

“We’re excited to announce that we are now accepting registrations for the 2018 New Hampshire Senior Games,” said Jim Eddinger, Board Chair for the New Hampshire Senior Games.  “Starting later this month with our Candlepin Bowling Tournament and ending on Labor Day with a 5k road race, we’ll be offering 17 different events throughout New Hampshire over the next three months.” 

Now celebrating its 31st year, the games provide a blend of competitive sports and social interactions for active older adults. Mr. Eddinger said that over the years, thousands of athletes from New Hampshire and throughout New England have taken part.  “Our slogan - ‘where fun and fitness meet’- truly embodies the spirit of the games,” he said.  “Whether one is a competitive athlete or trying a sport for the first time, we offer something for everyone.”

For the most part, the games are held each Friday – Sunday from late June through Labor Day.  The games offer individual sports, doubles competition in sports such as tennis and pickleball, and three on three basketball.  The games are open to age groups 40- 44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89 and 90+.

Sports and events include:

Archery
Badminton
Basketball (3 on 3)
Bowling (Candlepin and Ten pin)
Cornhole (bean bag toss)
Disc Golf
Golf
Pickleball
Power Walking
Race Walking
Racquetball
Road Race (5k)
Shuffleboard
Swimming
Table Tennis
Tennis
Track and Field


Online registration is now open.  Athletes can register online up to one week before their event.  Same day sign up is available for selected events and can done via check or cash.  To learn more or sign up for the 2018 games, please visit www.NHseniorgames.org.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield is the major sponsor of the games.

 

Other sponsors include: Executive Health and Sports Center, Havenwood Heritage Heights, John Castelot Financial Planner, Frank DiDonato/Keller-Williams Realty, Lamprey Healthcare, AARP-NH and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.  New England Blast is serving as a contributing sponsor

For more information about the games, please contact Chris Dugan, Director of Community Relations at chris.dugan@nhseniorgames.org.

About the New Hampshire Senior Games

The mission of the New Hampshire Senior Games (NHSG), formerly known as the Granite State Senior Games (GSSG) is to promote, organize and effectively develop physical challenges, as they relate to the NH Masters Athlete and the 50+ population of the state of New Hampshire, undertake related activities benefitting the well-being of adults as appropriate and focusing on the development of active and healthy lifestyles.  Our mission is accomplished by encouraging fitness and by providing athletic competition in a variety of sports, clinics and creative pursuits.

Founded in 1987, Granite State Senior Games, Inc. is a not-for-profit (501c-3) all volunteer sports and fitness organization governed by a Board of Directors. The Granite State Senior Games' (GSSG's) sporting events are now known as the New Hampshire Senior Games (NHSG).  We are New Hampshire’s premier multi-sport event for the 50+ population. NHSG is the only New Hampshire organization in the state to be sanctioned by the National Senior Games Association (NSGA) to qualify senior athletes for participation in the National Senior Games held every two years.

To learn more, please visit www.nhseniorgames.org.

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About the New Hampshire Senior Games

The mission of the New Hampshire Senior Games (NHSG), formerly known as the Granite State Senior Games (GSSG) is to promote, organize and effectively develop physical challenges, as they relate to the NH Masters Athlete and the 50+ population of the state of New Hampshire, undertake related activities benefitting the well-being of adults as appropriate and focusing on the development of active and healthy lifestyles.  Our mission is accomplished by encouraging fitness and by providing athletic competition in a variety of sports, clinics and creative pursuits.

Founded in 1987, Granite State Senior Games, Inc. is a not-for-profit (501c-3) all volunteer sports and fitness organization governed by a Board of Directors. The Granite State Senior Games' (GSSG's) sporting events are now known as the New Hampshire Senior Games (NHSG).  We are New Hampshire’s premier multi-sport event for the 50+ population. NHSG is the only New Hampshire organization in the state to be sanctioned by the National Senior Games Association (NSGA) to qualify senior athletes for participation in the National Senior Games held every two years.  To learn more, please visit www.nhseniorgames.org.