Saturday, February 22, 2014

Senior Olympics Information

Sr. Olympics Summer Games
Roswell, NM July 15th – 20th

This is a qualifying year for the 2015 National Senior Games to be held in Minneapolis, June of 2015
Local registration will take place in March, (the local results have to be turned in by May 30th). Please note you must compete locally in order to attend State in July.
Registration Fees and Deadlines
·       Early Bird Registration: April 1 – May 16 - $45.00
·       Regular Registration: May 17 – May 30 - $60.00
·       Late Registration: May 31 – June 16 12noon - $75.00 (NO registrations will be accepted after this day).
How to Register
·       Online – go to beginning April 1, to register online. You will need an NSGA account number (DO NOT create a new account if you already have one), or register as a new participant. Please note: If you already have a member number, you will need to update your password. Payment must be made at the time of online registration with a credit card.
·       Mail in – If you did not receive a booklet in the mail, you can go to and download and print the registration form or call them at 1-888-623-6676 to request one by mail. Payment must be made by check, money order, cashier’s check or credit card only. NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED. You can also pick up registration forms at the Senior Center, Jean Duncan is our local coordinator and she can be found at the Senior Center.
Participants will receive a confirmation after registration is processed at the State Office. Registrations will be accepted through June 16th.
If you have any questions about “qualifying”, you can call the office at 1-888-623-6676 or 575-623-5777 or email at
The tennis will be played at the NMMI Campus Tennis Courts – Wednesday, July 16 – 18th starting at 7am.  Check-In starts on Monday, July 14th at the Convention & Civic Center.
Opening Ceremony is Wednesday, July 16th at 7pm at NMMI Alumni Park
Sports Health Fair will take place during the games, providing health information and free giveaways; some health screenings will be available as well.
Sports Banquet is held on Saturday evening, July 19th at 6pm at the Roswell Convention & Civic Center, all attendees must purchase a banquet dinner ticket in advance.
***There is a new rule concerning participation: Athletes may now qualify at ANY local game site (these can be found on the website mentioned above) with the stipulation an Athlete MUST also qualify in one event at the game site he/she resides in.  This ruling is new; it keeps the existing sites from dying out, so even though the venue is not available at the athlete’s site, the athlete still must participate in something at the home site.
Call Janet Santackas 415-3634 for questions or Jean Duncan 439-4287 at the Sr. Center.

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