Event for persons ages 50 and older is qualifier for State Championships
Registration will continue through Feb. 1 for the 27th Annual Gulf Coast Senior Games, which will take place Feb. 13-21 at venues throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties, Sarasota County has announced.
The two counties jointly host the event each year in an effort “to promote and maintain health and wellness for their residents” who are ages 50 and older, a news release says.
The Gulf Coast Senior Games is also a local qualifier for the 2016 Florida Senior Games State Championships, which are scheduled to be held in Clearwater Dec. 5-13, 2016, the release notes.
The entry fee is $12 per participant, with an additional payment of $3 per event to compete, the release points out. For archery, bowling, golf and tennis, further fees apply, the release adds. Each participant is given a T-shirt, the release says.
Among the competitive events offered at this year’s Senior Games are the following: archery, basketball shooting, bocce, bowling, cribbage, cycling, golf, horseshoes, pickleball, racquetball, shuffleboard, swimming, table tennis, tennis and track and field, the release adds.
To register for the Gulf Coast Senior Games, visit parksonline.scgov.net or fill out and send in the official entry form to Gulf Coast Senior Games, 2650 Waldemere St., Sarasota, FL, 34239.
For a complete listing of events, locations and times, visit www.scgov.net/parks or call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 861-5000 for more information.