36 annual “Senior Games” starts

Mayor Henry plays disc golf on Courthouse Green.
Mayor Henry plays disc golf on Courthouse Green.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  The 36th annual “Senior Games” kicked off Monday with the help of Mayor Tom Henry lighting the torch during the opening ceremony at the Courthouse Green.

The Senior Games is hosted by the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department Community Center and is for adults 50 years and older. It has a variety of events for seniors to participate in during the three week event.

“Seniors in our community play an integral role in the positive momentum that we’re experiencing in Fort Wayne,” said Mayor Henry. “I’m encouraged to see the commitment and dedication to health and wellness. The Senior Games is a great way for residents to engage in activities that promote the excellent quality of life opportunities in our City.”

Events include golf, bowling, cornhole, table tennis, card games and even a fishing derby.

The competition began in 1979 to promote the benefit to remaining active and physically fit.

There’s still time to sign up for some of the events, contact Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation or the Community Center. The cost to participate is $2 per event.

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