Senior Games coming to Twin Falls Aug.
Magic Valley events for 50-plus
The Wood River Valley has more than its
share of 50-something men and women who are in good shape.
And that makes Wood River a fertile
recruiting area for the inaugural Idaho Senior Games of Magic Valley, open to
all men and women over the age of 50.
The purpose of the Senior Games, scheduled
for Aug. 20-24 in Twin Falls, is to provide an opportunity for friendly
competition and to encourage seniors to stay active, according to organizer Bill
Hart of Buhl.
Events in the first-ever Magic Valley
Games are track and field, golf, tennis, bicycling, swimming, bridge and
bowling. All participants must be 50 as of Aug. 18, 2003.
Gold, silver and bronze medals will be
awarded in all age groups for all the events. Major funding is provided by Team
Magic Valley Senior Games is not a
qualifying event for the National Senior Games to be held in 2005. Qualifying
for nationals will be done at the Idaho State Senior Games in Boise in Sept.
Remember, you may enter more than one
sport in Twin Falls if they donít overlap. Registration fees are nominal, only
$10. Late registration after Aug. 12 costs $15.
Pick up registration forms at the Idaho
Mountain Express office in Ketchum, or call Bill Hart at 208-543-4451, e-mail
Here is the schedule:
Wednesday, Aug. 20: Party bridge at
6 p.m. at Twin Falls Bridge Center.
Thursday, Aug. 21: Duplicate bridge
at 7 p.m. at the bridge center.
Friday, Aug. 22: Bowling at 7:30
p.m. at the Bowladrome.
Saturday, Aug. 23: Tennis and
cycling at 9 a.m.; swimming at 1 p.m. at the YMCA/city pool; and track and field
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Twin Falls High Schoolís Bruin Stadium.
Track events are javelin and long jump,
1500 meters, 5k race walk, high jump and discus, shotput and softball throw, 100
meters, 800 meters, 400 meters and 200 meters.
Planned Saturday is a social stroll at
11:30 a.m. on the high school track followed by the picnic/social at 12 noon at
the YMCA/city pool.
Sunday, Aug. 24: Golf 9 a.m. at
Clear Lake Country Club near Buhl.