NOVA Senior Olympics Celebrates 30 Years
Registration is now open for the September games. What’s your sport?
The 2012 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics, set for Sept. 15-26, marks a milestone for the annual games—the 30th anniversary.
Registration is now open for eligible participants—anyone who will be 50 by Dec. 30, 2012 and lives in one of the following jurisdictions: the Cities of Alexandria, Falls Church or Fairfax, or the Counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun or Prince William. The deadline to register is Sept. 1. Register online, at senior centers, community centers and senior residences, or by calling 703-228-4721.
The list of more than 40 events ranges from the high jump and javelin throw to yo-yo and Wii bowling. Most events are divided into age categories and some by gender. Winners receive gold, silver and bronze medals after each event.
Rules can be found here the following events:
- track and field
- table tennis
- miniature golf
- ten pin bowling
- Wii bowling
- duplicate bridge
- men’s 3-on-3 basketball
- men’s basketball free throw
- women’s basketball free throw
- team line dancing
- yo-yo tricks
- eight ball pool
- Frisbee throw
- softball hit and throw
- football throw
- Mexican Train dominos
A $12 fee covers multiple events, but there are additional facility fees for golf and bowling.