The 2019 Delaware County Senior Games being held June 10-21
Delaware County senior athletes will have the chance to showcase their athletic skills in the Delaware County Senior Games, being held June 10-21 at venues throughout the county.
More than 700 athletes will compete for medals in a variety of Olympic-style sports including golf, bowling, table tennis, horseshoes, pickleball, and track & field. This year’s theme is “Compete, Connect, Conquer” and residents 50 years and older of every skill level are encouraged to participate.
Physical activity, even moderate, can help seniors by improving mental capacity, preventing disease, improving healing, increasing balance, and increasing life expectancy. The games encourage older residents to stay socially and physically active throughout the year and achieve their personal best. The games also foster friendships among the athletes.
The 2019 Senior Games will kick off with Bocce on June 10, at Rose Tree Park. This year, the Community YMCA of Eastern Delaware County is again partnering with the Delaware County Senior Games by not only hosting the swimming events at Ridley High School; but is also offering athletes a free one-month membership at one of two local YMCA’s to help prepare for the games.
The Delaware County Senior Games are sponsored by Delaware County Council, the Department of Parks and Recreation, Destination Delco, and the County of Delaware Services for the Aging (COSA). Co-chairs for the 2019 Senior Games are Marc Manfre, Director of Parks and Recreation, Denise V. Stewart, Director of COSA and Steve Byrne, Executive Director of Delaware County’s Tourism Bureau Destination Delco.
Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded in every age category and all participating seniors and volunteers receive a free Senior Games T-Shirt. A Winner’s Circle luncheon celebration is held in July.
Registration for the games is $15 and is open to all Delaware County residents 50 and older. Registration is required for all events. Registration forms, schedules and more information on the games are available at the Parks and Recreation Office in Rose Tree Park, at local libraries and senior centers and online: www.delcoseniorgames.org
People can also call the Senior Games hotline: (610) 891-4663.
8:30 a.m. Pickleball Doubles - BYC’s O’Donoghue Fieldhouse, Concordville
9:30 a.m. Bocce - Rose Tree Park, Media
8:30 a.m. Pickleball Mixed Doubles - BYC’s O’Donoghue Fieldhouse, Concordville
9:00 a.m. Singles Bowling - Sproul Lanes, Springfield (3 games for $6, free shoe rental)
8:30 a.m. 9-Hole Golf - Clayton Park Golf Course, Concordville ($5 greens fee, players provide clubs)
9:30 a.m. Singles Billiards - Drexeline Billiards Club, Drexel Hill
9:30 a.m. Doubles Billiards - Drexeline Billiards Club, Drexel Hill
9:00 a.m. Horseshoes/Cornhole Exhibition - Veterans Park, Marple Township
10:00 a.m. Table Tennis - Upper Darby Senior Center, Upper Darby
9:00 a.m. Wii Bowling - Redwood Community Center, Upland Park
12:30 p.m. Swimming - Ridley High School, Ridley
9:00 a.m. Shuffleboard – Ridley Township Swim Club, Folsom
Singles Women 9:00 a.m., Men 12:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. Darts- Redwood Community Center, Upland Park
7:45 a.m. 18-Hole Golf - Paxon Hollow Golf Club, Broomall ($30 greens fees, cart included)
1:30 p.m. Doubles Bowling – Sproul Lanes, Springfield (3 games for $6, free shoe rental)
8:30 a.m. Mini Golf - Putt-Putt Golf Course, Clifton Heights ($2)
1:30 p.m. Team Bowling - Sproul Lanes, Springfield (3 games for $6, free shoe rental)
8:30 a.m. Track and Field – Garnet Valley High School, Glen Mills