Residents encouraged to participate in Senior Olympics

Residents over the age of 50 are invited to compete with residents from 17 other Wayne County communities in the annual Downriver Senior Olympics, this year hosted by the city of Southgate on July 22-26.

Communities involved in the Downriver Senior Olympics are: Riverview, Allen Park, Brownstown, Ecorse, Flat Rock, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile, Huron Twp., Lincoln Park Melvindale, River Rouge, Rockwood, Rmulus, Southgate, Taylor, Trenton, Woodhaven and Wyandotte.

Registration forms and event payment must be completed and submitted to the senior center no later that June 30. No late entries will be accepted. No event changes will be permitted and no on-site registrations will be accepted.

The age categories are Cass A (50-59), Class B (60-69), Class C (70-79), Class D (80-84) and Class E (85-plus).

The $7 registration fee will include a t-shirt. Senior Coordinators will receive a confirmation letter for all their participants showing the vents in which they are entered.

Senior participants should check with their Coordinator for rules, t-shirts, maps, event details, banquet tickets and additional information.

There will be a Unity Awards Banquet to recognize Senior Olympic participants, medal winners and sponsors on Friday, July 29 at Crystal Gardens in Southgate. Tickets are $16 each and must be purchased in advance.

Medals will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place finishers. The golf competition will also have medals for the longest drive and closest to the pin.

In case of inclement weather, the Downriver Senior Olympics Board reserves the right to cancel or postpone events. In the case of insufficient registration, and event will be canceled. Participants will be given the option to move down a category of an event canceled due to lack of participation, but they may not move up a division.

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