| 2011 Calendar |
Second Annual California Senior Olympic Winter Games, Bear Valley
March 26 - April 3
Bay Area Senior Games / California State Championships, Stanford
May 7 - 22
San Diego North
May 14 - 21
Manteca Senior Games
May 14 - June 5
Pasadena Senior Games
June 3 - June 5
Wine Country Senior Games
June 16 - 30
2011 Summer National Senior Games, Houston
September 1 - 30
San Diego Senior Games
September 30 - October 7
Inland Empire Senior Games
October 26 - November 13
Southland Senior Games
February 3 - 6
Palm Desert International Sports Festival and Senior Games
For more information visit californiaseniorgames.org
We think that the Senior Games may be the best kept secret in town -- and we want to change that. So please help spread the word, join our Facebook page, visit the
website and help to put California Senior Games and senior athletes in the news!
As of March 1, we have 28 friends - and there are almost 10,000 senior athletes on this mailing list. Shall we have a competition? How about this - the 100th person who "friends" the California Senior Games on Facebook, will get a free admission to the 2011 Health and Peak Performance Conference, March 26.
| Accommodations |
A variety of local hotels are holding rooms at reduced rates for the California State Games/ Bay Area Senior Games at Stanford, March 26 - April 3. For more information, please visit bayareaseniorgames.org
| Training Resources|
For Senior Athletes
For a list of training resources for your sport in Northern and Southern California, visit the California Senior Games.
| Pasadena Senior Games Registration Now Open On Line!|
19 years of Senior Games in Pasadena.
announced today that registration is now open. Dates for the Pasadena Games are May 14 - June 12. Two new sports have been added - Disc Golf and Power Walking - bringing the total to 25 Events! See www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org for details.
Registration Now Open for Sonoma Wine Country Senior Games - 8 Sports
The inaugural Sonoma Wine Country Senior Games take place this summer, June 2-5, in venues around Sonoma County. Athletes are invited to participate in soccer, golf, bowling, basketball, trail racing (5K, 10K and walking), swimming, bocce ball, and tennis competitions. Registration is on line at www.winecountrygames.com.
The Council on Aging is hosting this event and is is excited about bringing Senior Games to the area. While this is the first year for the Games in Sonoma County, we are determined to become an annual world-class sporting event for athletes 50 years or better. The Sonoma Wine Country Senior Games will truly be a celebration of life after 50 and redefine a "senior moment."
Volunteers are needed for the event and can sign up at the website www.winecountrygames.com.
In addition to the Games, there will be opportunities to enjoy a wine reception when the athletes are recognized at the opening ceremony as well as a walking tour and, of course, wine tasting in the region.
For more information, contact Dena Lash, Director, Sonoma Wine Country Senior Games at 707 525-0143 x 128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Trading Cards: Just for You!|
We are happy to announce the opportunity to make your own California Senior Athlete trading cards - complete with your phone number and inspirational message about fitness and health.
See this link for more info:www.mytradingcards.com
Pick your best photo and have fun!
The 2011 Senior Games competitions in California have begun. Coming up quickly are the California Winter Games at Bear Valley, March 11- 13 with reports of great snow from the recent storms!
Registrations are coming in for the Bay Area Senior Games/California State Championships. I hope to see you all March 26 to April 3 at Stanford University and other venues in the San Francisco Bay Area. Go to our web site www.bayareaseniorgames.org and sign up by March 14.
Right now we have 20 teams in Soccer, a full rugby tournament and spaces for a few teams in Water Polo and lawn bowling is sold out! In January we held an enthusiastic planning meeting for the California Senior Games Championship commissioners. I want to salute all the sports commissioners at the events, who work so hard to ensure that all the Games - regional and state - are successful.
As we continue to work on the challenge of "Senior Games - the best kept secret in town", we have had some great PR in the last few weeks, including a cover story, in Active Over 50 http://www.activeover50.com/ (print and on line magazine) about a great CA senior athlete and profiles of 4 others who will compete in the State Games. Complete profiles will be posted at www.californiaseniorgames.org. See also news in Second Act.com, Entrepreneur Media blog about our rugby tournament at http://www.secondact.com/2011/02/not-just-a-young boys-sport/ Finally, San Francisco television station KRON TV is helping to promote the State Games, see this psa at http://www.kron4.com. KRON will also feature 2 Senior Games athletes on their upcoming weekend program and I will be on the nightly news with noted sportscaster Gary Radnich. All of this is a start to making sure that Senior Games are not a secret in the future!
Thanks to the Senior Basketball 'Stars", all the UC Berkeley Basketball fans saw a short exhibition of Senior Basketball during the February 26 Cal Men's Basketball Game half-time show.
Check out the opportunity to create your own "Athlete Trading Cards" at www.bayareaseniorgames.org
Be sure to "friend' us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/California-Senior-Games/165837516772359or-Games/165837516772359 I'll report on the 100th friend in the next issue.
We are delighted to welcome Stanford Hospital and Clinics, as a sponsor of the 2011 Championships. Stanford Hospital and Clinics was a major sponsor of the past 2009 Summer National Senior Games.
We continue to recruit new Board Members for the California Senior Games Association and are looking for at-large directors who have expertise in legal affairs, public relations, social marketing and fund development. Recommendations for prospective members, please send email to: email@example.com
We applaud and commend your commitment to exercise -- the key to long, healthy living!
Chair - California Senior Games Association
- both on line and postal mail for 2011 California Senior Games Championships is Almost Here!
On-line registration for the 2011 California State Championships, aka Bay Area Senior Games, from March 26 - April 3 at Stanford, Palo Alto and venues in the San Francisco Bay Area. Please register online (saving $15.00 and paper) at www.bayareaseniorgames.org or download the registration application and mail to the California State Championships/Bay Area Senior Games office, 81 Encina, Upper Floor, Palo Alto, CA, 94301.
Deadline: March 14 at noon for online registration or March 7 for postmarked registration.
Save the Date!
March 26: Health & Peak Performance Conference
The Health and Peak Performance Conference has become a highlight of the Bay Area Senior Games for many in the community. This year's conference on Saturday, March 26, brings together a group of recognized experts on health, aging and fitness to deliver information you can use to achieve your goals. The featured speaker in this update is Rebecca Schultz, soccer player, runner, and biomechanist.
Rebecca Schultz, Ph.D. is a biomechanist and the assistant lab manager at Stanford's Human Performance Lab. The Human Performance Laboratory (HPL) is a center for excellence in sport science providing a unique link between Stanford's prestigious Athletics program, the School of Medicine, and various Academic Departments within the University. The HPL provides the Stanford Community with state-of-the-art approaches for optimizing performance and screening for risk factors associated with injury and illness, while furthering the understanding of sports science through research.
Ms. Schultz's focus has been on the foot kinematics but as the clinical biomechanist at the HPL she conducts investigations into all possible injuries and performance enhancements. Come hear her speak about the latest research about injury prevention and recovery.
BONUS ADDED! All conference attendees will receive a coupon for $25 off an iDXA full body scan at the Stanford HPL. The iDXA scan is the gold standard in assessing body composition delivering an unparalleled analysis of lean body mass versus fat mass. Identifying your body fat percentage is an essential component in maintaining a healthy ratio of functional weight versus non-functional weight and improving general wellness.
Everyone is welcome to attend the 2011 Health and Peak Performance Conference at Stanford University on March 26, 9am to 5pm. Registration is $30 and includes continental breakfast, a healthy lunch and admission to the Athlete reception at 5pm. Register at www.bayareaseniorgames.org.
Cardiovascular Aging Study at Stanford Offered to Senior Games Athletes
Cardiovascular disease remains a major cause of decreased quality of life and mortality in the United States. Screening for early cardiovascular disease plays an important role in prevention.
Dr. Francois Haddad, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University Medical School, has initiated a study with the goal of better understanding the mechanisms of healthy cardiovascular aging.
Participants that qualify for the study obtain a complete cardiovascular assessment including electrocardiogram, vascular ultrasound, stress echocardiography and cardio-pulmonary exercise testing. Blood testing is also done to test for diabetes mellitus, cholesterol, inflammation and sub-acute infections. The total participation time for the study is approximately 3 hours.
If you are interested in participating in the study or for more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and telephone number and you will be contacted.
for Basketball Championships
Organizers of the California Senior Games, working with longtime basketball organizer and aficionado Jon Greenberg who knew Don DeLutis well, are proud to announce an award in DeLutis' honor. Jon will contribute a perpetual plaque to be given to the team or player most exemplifying the spirit of Donald DeLutis. The inscription will read "given in the spirit of Don DeLutis, to the individual or team displaying DeLutis' high energy, enthusiasm, commitment and dedication to the sport of Senior Basketball."
The award will be given annually at the California State Basketball Championships at the end of the 70 plus competition.
| 114 Volunteers Have Registered |
And we still need a few more! The more we have, the better we can take care of the great Senior Athletes. Volunteers are the Heart of the Senior Games. Please register at www.bayareaseniorgames.org. All volunteer positions are now posted. Please sign up and help us make these Games simply the best ever! Thanks so much, we could not do this without you!.
| Get Your Senior Games Gear!|
We are delighted to offer new gear designed especially for California Senior Games athletes, friends and families -- polos, jackets, hats, and training tee shirts with the California State Games logo.Click HERE to view and order.
Now Available: California Senior Athlete Trading Cards. They will be collectors items for sure!
See you at the 2011 Bay Area Senior Games/California Senior Games Championships!