TOPEKA — The registration deadline for the 2016 Kansas Senior Games has been extended to Friday, Aug. 26.
Formerly known as the Kansas Senior Olympics, the 2016 Kansas Senior Games will take place Sept. 9-18 in Topeka. The Kansas Senior Games has been accepted as a full member of the National Senior Games Association, and will be a qualifying event for the 2017 National Senior Games set to take place in Birmingham, Ala.
The Kansas Senior Games is open to not only Kansans, but out-of-state residents as well. The event will consist of 17 different sports for ages 50 and over.
Events include the following: badminton, basketball, bowling, cycling, golf, horseshoes, pickleball, racquetball, race walk, road race, shuffleboard, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track & field and volleyball. A finalized schedule, complete event information and registration procedures can be found online at kansasseniorgames.fusesport.com.
Prospective participants are encouraged to register using the online registration portal. Paper forms will be accepted as well and can be printed from the Kansas Senior Games web site. The deadline to register for the 2016 Kansas Senior Games is now Friday, August 26th.
The 2016 Kansas Senior Games will officially kick off with the Celebration of Athletes Dinner on Friday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. The event will take place at the Big Gage Shelter House in Topeka and recognize award winners from 2015, as well as current sponsors, supporters and volunteers of the event.
The Sunflower State Games is a non-profit organization based in Topeka that is committed to providing opportunities for Kansans to increase their health and wellness through participation in its multi-sport competitions. For more information, please visit www.sunflowergames.com.