May 2015 - The Sports Connection: 37th Annual NM Senior Olympics Summer Games


Athletes from all over New Mexico will be qualifying at local Senior Olympic Games in their respective age divisions and in the Sport/Event they plan to compete in, culminating at the New Mexico 2015 Senior Olympics State Summer Games in Roswell, NM. Executive Director, Acosta stated: “New in 2015 is the ‘Seniors Got Talent’ 50+ entertainment talent show production to be held at the Pueblo Auditorium on Saturday June 6th at 1:00pm, which is free to the athletes and spectators.

The games will attract 800 senior athletes and over 500 of their families and friends from 90

communities throughout New Mexico. Most sporting events have age divisions for both men and women are 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; … 90-94. The competition is held in 26+ different sports including: Archery, Air Gun, Badminton, Basketball, Billiards, Bowling, Cycling, Dance, Disc Golf, Horseshoes, Golf, Race Walk, Racquetball, Softball, Shuffleboard, Swimming, Tennis, Table Tennis and Track & Field events at sport venues located throughout the City of Roswell and the New Mexico Military Institute campus. NMSO Games will include an Opening Ceremony Wednesday, June 3rd at 7:00 p.m. on the NMMI campus and will be open to the Public.

A benefit from the games is the boost to Roswell’s economy with 300+ hotel nights, meals for five days, fuel, shopping and recreation for over 1300 athletes and their families (match above 800/500).

The closing program is a Rock “n” Soul Show, plus a tribute to Roy Orbison on Saturday, June 6th beginning at 8pm at the Roswell Civic Center. The event is free to the registered athletes.

New Mexico Senior Olympics Inc. is the event producer of the largest multi-sporting event in the State of New Mexico for active older adults. The mission of the NMSO organization is to motivate seniors 50+ to be involved in regular exercise for improved health and fitness. NMSO is dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles for all seniors through education, fitness and sporting events. To learn about this event visit www.nmseniorolympics.org.

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