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DeKalb County to Host Senior Olympic Games

05/02/18 10:00 am - 05/11/18 10:00 am

The 32nd Annual DeKalb County Senior Olympic Games will be held May 2 – 11, for ages 50 and older. The kickoff for the games will be 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2, at Exchange Recreation Center, 2771 Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA 30034.

The Olympic-style sports festival will include free-throw basketball, bowling, golf, horseshoes, track and field, billiards, swimming, table tennis and water volleyball. Events will be held at various venues across the county.

Participants are encouraged to compete as a team or enter individual events. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each event. Seniors needing special assistance regarding transportation should call MARTA Mobility at 404-848-5389. 

To complete an application, visit www.dekalbcountyga.gov/parks, click on “Programs and Events,” then click on the 2018 Senior Olympic Entry Form link. All applications must be submitted to: DeKalb County Recreation, Parks & Cultural Affairs, ATTN: DeKalb County Senior Olympics, 1950 West Exchange Place, Suite 400, Tucker, GA 30084, by April 27.

The DeKalb County Senior Olympic Games, which is open to all residents of DeKalb County as well as residents from surrounding counties, is part of National Older Americans Month, which is celebrated in May.

For more information, contact Dawn Cribb or LaShanda Davis, Recreation, and Parks and Cultural Affairs public relations specialists, at 404-371-6295 or 404-371-3643.

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