Don Dudziak, front, and David Bullock compete in air gun pistol competition at the 2012 Senior Olympic games. Courtesy Photo
SENIOR OLYMPICS News:
Registration is now open at the Family YMCA on Iris Street to participate in the Los Alamos Senior Olympic Games set for April 11 through May 13. Deadline to register is 9 p.m., March 31.
Fees are $20 and include a t-shirt, ticket to the Betty Ehart Senior Center Celebration of Athletes Luncheon, and automatic qualification for State Games (Roswell in July) in all the local sports/events an athlete participates in.
Abel Castillo and Jackie Peckham prepare for shuffleboard singles at the 2012 competition. Courtesy Photo
More than 20 sports are offered and range from air gun and bowling to talent, track and shuffleboard. Competition is in five-year age groups (e.g., 50-54, 55-59…90+) separated for men and women except in shuffleboard where men and/or women can form doubles teams.
Sport rules are available through the State Games website: http://nmseniorolympics.org/rules/
Athletes must be 50+ by Dec. 31, 2014 to compete. Call local coordinator Ann ReVelle for information at 505.662.3526 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.