CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) From Archery, to Horseshoes… Swimming to Shuffleboard — The Massachusetts Senior Games are fast approaching!
Managing Director Larry Libow and pickleball manager Dave Brower told us more.
Massachusetts Senior Games
Athletic Competition for Active Masters 40 & Over
- Archery: compound fingers, compound release, barebow compound, recurve, barebow recurve
- Badminton: Singles, doubles, mixed doubles
- Basketball: 3-on-3 Half Court – including 40+ teams
- Basketball: Hot-Short & Free Throw # (Click for details)
- Bowling: Singles, doubles, mixed doubles
- Cycling: 5 and 10K Time Trial; 20 and 40K Road Race
- Disc Golf
- Golf: 18 Hole scratch play
- Pickleball: Singles, doubles, mixed doubles
- Pistol Shooting
- Race Walk: 1500, 5000 meter
- Racquetball: Singles, doubles, mixed doubles
- Road Race: 5 and 10K
- Softball: Team – including 40+ teams
- Table Tennis: Singles, doubles, mixed doubles
- Tennis: Singles, doubles, mixed doubles
- Track and Field
- Triathlon: 400m Swim, 20K Cycling & 5K Run
- Volleyball: Team – including 40+ teams
About the Summer Games:
The core sports of the 2015 Massachusetts Senior Games Games will be held at Springfield College, June 13th. Those events include Track & Field, Swimming, Basketball, Tennis, Racquetball, Table Tennis and Volleyball. An assortment of other competitions will be held at various locations around the state. Please see the Registration Page for the full list.
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2015 is NOT a QUALIFYING YEAR for the 2015 National Games which will be held July 3-16 in Bloomington – Minneapolis – St. Paul, MN. One must have competed in the 2014 Games and attained a qualifying time, distance or place in order to compete at Nationals
There is no pre-qualification process to enter the 2015 Massachusetts Games. Anyone age 40* or above, from Massachusetts or any other state or country, may register and participate in the Games. Registration will open in early 2015.
About the Games:
Formed in 1991 by Dr. Jack Neumann of Springfield College, the Massachusetts Senior Games kindled the Olympic spirit and ignited the flame for thousands of older adults across the Commonwealth.
The Games gives them the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities throughout the year. Massachusetts Senior Games began with a “Fun Walk” in Forest Park, Springfield, Massachusetts. One hundred fifty spirited seniors crossed the finish line in the fall of 1991 and the “Games Began!”
The following year 250 senior athletes gathered in June at Springfield College to participate in eleven events in track and field, swimming, tennis, and others. Many qualified for the USNSSO National Senior Sports Classic held in Baton Rouge in May, 1993.
1995 marked the first Winter Games held at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, Princeton, Massachusetts. Over 150 athletes participated in giant slalom, cross country and ice hockey.
The growth of the Massachusetts Senior Games is directly tied to a base of committed sponsors. Bank of Boston was our very first corporate sponsor. Later, the Executive Office of Elder Affairs became a co-sponsor but unfortunately, state support was discontinued many years ago.
Our current Presenting Sponsor is Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts. They have been our Presenting Sponsor for many years now. From the beginning, the host site sponsor, Springfield College, provided superior facilities for the summer Massachusetts Senior Games.
Each year the number of athletes, events, volunteers and supporters grows. Today, more than 1,300 athletes, grouped in five year age categories, may enter a spectrum of multiple summer and winter Games.