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Seniors Still Got It

Idaho Senior Games show age is all attitude


I have 233 words to wax on about the Idaho Senior Games, coming up Saturday, Aug. 8, and continuing Aug. 14-16 and 20-23. And that's not a lot of space to describe how incredible the event is.

Here's the rundown: Athletes age 50 and older, divided into 11 age divisions, compete in 16 different sports and activities, including 8-ball pool, basketball, golf, handball, pickle ball, racquetball, softball, tennis, tae kwon do, volleyball, bowling and a range of track and field events.

Competitions take place in and around Boise and are free to attend. But for those seniors who have never lost what it takes to win, the registration deadline isn't until Friday, Aug. 7. Registration fees are $25 per person plus $5 per event with the exception of golf, which is $55 but includes lunch. A $5 late fee will be added for deadline stretchers.

Similar games take place all over the country, with regional and national games drawing big crowds. Whether you're competing or just a fan, the Senior Games are an amazing way to smack Father Time upside the head and show that age is all about attitude.

Check the Web site,, for information, a full schedule of events and locations or to download registration forms. If you need more help, call Jack Ward at 208-344-5502, Ext. 317.