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Senior Games applications are available
   The Thomasville / Davidson County / Lexington Senior Games program is an exciting ten-day sports and arts festival exclusively for men and women age 55 and over. The Games feature 40 events in 18 different sports and 8 creative/literary and performance art competitions. The local games are sanctioned by North Carolina Senior Games, Inc.

   The 2015 Games will be held April 13 – April 24 in Lexington and Thomasville. The competition will include:  Basketball Shoot, Billiards, Bridge, Bowling, Checkers, Croquet, Field events (softball/football throws, long jumps, discus, shot put), Golf, Horseshoes, Race Walking, Silverstriders Fun Walk, Spin Casting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Corn Hole and Track events. The Visual/Heritage/Literary Arts include categories such as photography, painting, woodworking, crocheting, needlework, short stories & poetry writing, just to name a few. Performing Arts categories include dance, line dance, vocal, comedy/drama and instrumental.

   Athletes compete in eight age divisions for men and women: 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99 and 100+. There will be an $8 entry fee; this includes events, a goody bag, an invitation to the “participants-only” opening and closing ceremony banquets, and if you did not compete in the 2012, 2013, or 2014 senior games, you will receive a T-shirt. If you have received a red shirt the last three years and need another shirt, it can be purchased for $7.  

   Special thanks go to the Davidson County, Thomasville and Lexington Recreation Departments and Davidson County Senior Services for presenting this event since 1989. The games have grown from 25 athletes/artists in the first games to well over 225. Cooperative efforts have enabled athletes and artists to continue their dedication to maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle.

   Entry information and applications are available at the Davidson County, Lexington and Thomasville Recreation Departments and Davidson County Senior Centers in Thomasville and Lexington. Seniors may request an application to be mailed to them by emailing Rodney.Queen@DavidsonCountyNC.gov  . Entry deadline is March 27. Late applications will not be accepted.
   For more information on Senior Games call Rodney Queen 474-2755.

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