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Happy Spring!
2013 Calendar 

February 7 - 10
Palm Desert International Sports Festival and Senior Games 

March 23 & 24
Third Annual California Senior Winter Games, Bear Valley

April 27 - June 9
Bay Area Senior Games, Stanford

May 18 - June 1
San Diego North County Senior Games

August 24 - October 7
San Diego Senior Games/California State Senior Games Championships 


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Update: NSGA Board Meeting January 2013
Congratulations to Cynthia Rosedale who was elected to the NSGA Board of Directors.  IN addition, the NSGA has authorized two qualifying sites in California for the 2015 Summer National Senior Games. Details to follow.

The state of Oregon will host a Games in 2014.  We are delighted to add them to our Western Region.

Agendas and Minutes of Board meetings will now be posted on www. nsga.com
 

 


Registration Now Open For These 2013 Games in California!


Greetings!

On behalf of the California Senior Games Association, I want to wish you "Happy Spring".  The sun is out and the weather is warming up just in time for upcoming Games in April, May and June - Bay Area, San Diego North, Wine Country and Pasadena.

All registrations are now open - see web sites at left to enter.

See the following article for updates for the 2013 Summer National Games in Cleveland and a link to all the latest information about Cleveland. The Cleveland Local Organizing Committee has planned lots of fun activities, check their web site www.nsga.com/2013-national-senior-games

The Palm Desert Games, held in February and the Winter Games held in March, will be posting their results on at  www.californiaseniorgames.org

Finally, this just in, registration information on the special Senior Games division of Stanford's Treeathlon on Sunday, April 28, 2013.

And as usual, we look forward to hearing from you at acribbs@basoc.org with any suggestions and comments. 
awc


Chair - California Senior Games Association

1960 Olympian    

 

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Congratulations to California Athletes Qualified to Compete in Cleveland

To date, over 400 California athletes have registered to compete in Cleveland this summer.  California qualified 1150 athletes, so if you have not registered and want to compete, please visit www.nsga.com to register.  We know California will be well represented and we salute you all!

And if you register between April 15 and May 1, the CSGA will receive a rebate! Let's see if we can send 500 athletes to represent California. 
 
Would you like to represent California's Delegation and carry the Flag at the Celebration of Athletes in Cleveland?  Cleveland logo

It is a National Senior Games tradition, that two athletes - a man and a woman - represent each State and bring that state's flag into the Celebration of Athletes. The Celebration is Friday, July 26, 7:00pm at Quicken Loans Arena.

This year, we will select the athletes based on the following:
1. Tell us what the Senior Games Mean to you.
2. Why would you like to carry the California Flag?
3. How many games have you participated in?

Please email your response to winecountrygames@councilonaging.com

The flag bearers will be announced on May 1, 2013 so please send in your responses by April 20. Thank you!


 
Mangos in April -Totally Good for All!
Nutrition Tip

This just in from Whole Foods Market blog - a sponsor of the Bay Area Senior Games.......Keep close tabs on fruits and veggies as they move in and out of season. As the Sumo tangerine of late winter becomes a fruit of the past, here comes the Ataulfo mango to remind us that warmer weather is right around the corner. April is mango madness time  Here are some favorite facts and tips to get the most out of mango season.

A burst of nutrients: Phytochemicals, antioxidants and vitamins, oh my! Mangoes have a bunch of awesome plant nutrients. A big burst of Vitamin C is available in each fruit, as well as a good dose of fiber and Vitamin A. Don't forget beta-carotene, which gives mangoes their yellow-orange coloring. Fresh or frozen mango adds a burst of sweetness to savory dishes and desserts and gives you a nutrient boost, too.

How to pick a ripe mango: The yellow mangoes that we source from Mexico are called Ataulfo (aht-ah-uhl-foe) mangoes. They have a smaller pit than other mangoes, their flesh is smooth and creamy and the skin is quite thin. Ripeness for the Ataulfo mango is determined by its coloring: green means unripe and deep golden yellow means ripe - plus it'll feel soft when lightly touched.

Peel and pit mangoes like a pro: If you ever struggle with how to get all of the yummy flesh out of every mango, check out this video for an easy method. Whether you are getting out chunks for salsas or slices for a garnish, we've got you covered.

Basic Mango Salsa: Mix 1 diced mango, half a diced small red onion, 1 minced small Serrano pepper, chopped cilantro, and lime juice, then season with a dash of salt. Add diced avocado for a major treat!

For more about Mangos and other great fruits...see www.wholefoodsmarket.com/blog/whole-story

 

9th Annual Stanford Treeathlon - Sunday, April 28, 2013

 

The Bay Area Senior Games has once again arranged a special entry for Senior Games triathletes to the Stanford Treeathlon - 500 m swim/ 200km bike/ 5km run on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Pacific Shores Center, 1600 Seaport Blvd. in Redwood City. To register or get more information see www.treeathlon.stanford.edu