Los Alamos athletes at Friday’s luncheon include, front row from left, Carmen Gill, Jackie Peckham, Dave Delanoy, Terry Goodwin, Susan Krohn, Ernie Bryant Ann ReVelle: Back row from left, Roy Cope, Bob Gill, Mike Benelli, Laura McClellan, Selmo Jaramillo, Abel Castillo, Jackie and Duane Marr and Ted Williams. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos athlete’s with their state medals, front row from left, Carmen Gill, Jackie Peckham, Dave Delanoy, Terry Goodwin, Susan Krohn, Ernie Bryant and Ann ReVelle. Back row from left, Roy Cope, Bob Gill, Mike Benelli, Laura McClellan, Selmo Jaramillo, Abel Castillo, Jackie Marr, Duane Marr and Ted Williams. Courtesy photo
A Celebration Luncheon for the Los Alamos Senior Olympic Athletes was held Friday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.
In March and April, 30 local athletes 50+ qualified for the State Senior Olympic Games June 3-6 in Roswell. Twenty athletes competed in 14 sports at the State games. Results are pending certification by the NMSO Board, but events range from Basketball, Bowling and Dance to Horseshoes, Huachas and Pickleball with Disc Golf, Track & Field, Race Walk, Road Race, Shuffleboard, Swimming and Table Tennis.
To compete, athletes must be residents of New Mexico and 50 by the end of the year. Registration for local games next year will be the month of March at the Family Y on Iris Street. All local participants qualify to compete at the State Games in Roswell the end of July.
At the State games in 2016 athletes will be qualifying for the National Games in Birmingham, Ala., in 2017. Local athletes are welcome to join the team, which has the motto: If You are 50+ … Come Play with US!
For information, contact Assistant Coordinator Ann ReVelle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505.662.3526.