Updated: May 20, 2022
With nearly 12,000 athletes expected to descend on South Florida from May 10-23, the 2022 National Senior Games presented by Humana will celebrate “A Reunion for the Ages.” The 18th event from the National Senior Games Association (NSGA) marks the first return of the biennial games since 2019, due to postponements and delays as a result of COVID-19.
Founded in 1985, the Games is a 20-sport biennial competition for men and women 50 and over. The Olympic-style event is recognized as the largest qualified multisport event in the world. NSGA CEO Marc T. Riker put it well when he said, “Our athletes crave the social connections as much as the competition, and we knew they were itching to get back into the game.”
Competitions are held in five-year age brackets from 50 to 100+ to allow athletes to compete with their peers for medals. The oldest athlete this year is 103-year-old golfer Lindsay Tise from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The oldest Floridian will be Stanley Corwin, a 97-year-old bowler from Boynton Beach.
The 21 sports offered range from Triathlon to Shuffleboard, and two new sports were added for 2022 – Beach Volleyball and Cornhole. All events are free for the public. People of all ages in South Florida May 10-23 are encouraged to come out for some fun as they cheer on the athletes at their favorite event.
Sticktite is sponsoring the Games this year as an NSGA National Games Partner. The StickTite brand is completely aligned with the NSGA’s mission to provide competitive events for experienced athletes over 50. Experience tells us that continuing to participate in the activities we love in life, from competitive (or leisurely) cycling, to fly fishing, shooting and even golf can become more challenging for some of us after 50. Sometimes leaving work behind and just getting out the door is a challenge!
Since my StickTite Lenses turn my favorite sunglasses into my new favorite readers, I can get out the door with minimal gear and enjoy the day fishing, cycling, or even running without having to stash my bifocals in my pocket.
If as an NSGA partner we can help even one experienced athlete continue to compete, to stay in the game, then we’ve succeeded in furthering our mission as part of the NSGA vision.