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by Jessica Waytenick • December 1, 2017

Quad Cities – Nearly 250 athletes from around the Midwest are expected to compete in the second annual Winter Iowa Senior Games, presented by Health Alliance Medicare, in the Quad Cities.  Registration is now open for participants and volunteers.

Hosted by the Iowa Senior Games, this event will be held February 23-25, 2018.  Seven sports are featured and competition will be held on both sides of the river in Iowa and Illinois.  All men and women ages 50 and above are eligible to participate.  Iowa residency is not required to compete.

“The Winter Iowa Senior Games allows us to bring the events to the participants” said Chuck Long, CEO and Executive Director of the Iowa Sports Foundation.  “We’re excited to be back in the Quad Cities this February and we look forward to putting on another great event.”

Sports include billiards, bowling, pickleball, swimming, table tennis, indoor tennis, and an indoor track and field meet. The public is encouraged to attend and cheer on the athletes.  Admission is free.

Ten age groups are offered to men and women, allowing participants to compete against their peers.  Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top 3 individuals in each age group event.

Volunteers are needed to assist with the events.  Opportunities are available for individuals and groups.  No sport-specific knowledge is required.

Registration is $25 through January 22, then $30 until the February 12 deadline.  For more information or to register, visit www.iowaseniorgames.org

About the Iowa Sports Foundation

The Iowa Sports Foundation (ISF) is a nonprofit organization that helps develop amateur sports in Iowa and promote positive lifestyles and physical fitness through athletic events and health initiatives.  The four pillars of the ISF include the Iowa Games, Live Healthy Iowa, Adaptive Sports Iowa and the Iowa Senior Games.

About the Iowa Senior Games

The Iowa Senior Games offers competition for men and women ages 50 and above.  Three regional events are offered around Iowa, with the state event held in West Des Moines in June.  The Iowa Senior Games reaches nearly 1,500 men and women each year from over 20 states and Canadian provinces while providing an opportunity to advance to the National Senior Games and world competition.

Media Contact: Cory Kennedy, Marketing & Communications Director

cory.kennedy@iowasportsfoundation.org

888.777.8881 ext. 106

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