Three FSG Series Qualifiers left in 2018 – compete now!
TALLAHASSEE — The registration deadline for Florida Senior Games, presented by Humana, is a month away for the 2018 Florida Senior Games, presented by Humana, that are being held December 1-9 in Clearwater and Pinellas County.
The online registration deadline is November 18 and entry fees vary by sport. Senior athletes, age 50 and over, can find registration and competition information for the 24 sports of the 27th Annual Florida Senior Games at www.floridaseniorgames.com. Individual event information can be accessed in the 2018 Registration Booklet or can be requested by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As of October 18, nearly 800 athletes have registered to compete since online registration opened on September 15.
A qualifying performance at the Florida Senior Games Series qualifier is necessary for state of Florida athletes wishing to compete in Basketball Shooting, Bowling, Cycling, Golf, Horseshoes, Pickleball, Shuffleboard, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, and Track & Field.
Open sports of the Florida Senior Games not requiring a qualifying performance include Archery, Bag Toss, Basketball (3 on 3), Billiards, Team Bowling, Dominoes, Lawn Bowls, Powerlifting, Power Walk, Race Walk, Racquetball, Road Race, Tai Chi, and Volleyball.
Dominoes will be held in the Florida Senior Games for the first time in 2018. Dominoes has been played as a Sunshine State Games event since 2014. For its first time in the Florida Senior Games, the St. Lucie Cricket & Sports Association in South Port St. Lucie will act as the host on Saturday, December 1.
“The annual Florida Senior Games continues to provide athletes age 50 and over the opportunity to challenge themselves in a sport or event of their choice and lead an active lifestyle,” said Marvin E. Green, Jr., Vice President of Amateur Sports and Events. “The Games also give athletes the chance to renew old friendships they’ve made over the years during competitions and share the camaraderie sports provide.”
Schedule of the remaining Florida Senior Games Series Qualifiers
Ormond Beach Senior Games
October 27-November 3, 2018
Phone: (386) 676-3291
Golden Age Games
November 3-10, 2018
Registration Deadlines vary by sport and competition date
Phone: (407) 688-5129
The Games will be in Clearwater and Pinellas County for the fourth consecutive year and serve as a qualifier for the 2019 National Senior Games, to be held June 14-25 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The 2017 Florida Senior Games attracted over 2,500 athletes during the nine days of competition. Since the Games inception in 1992, nearly 50,000 senior athletes have competed in the Florida Senior Games.
To register for the 2018 Florida Senior Games, click here.
About the Florida Sports Foundation
Florida’s Sports Industry creates over $57.4 billion in economic impact for the Sunshine State, provides over 580,000 jobs for its citizens, and attracts over 16 million out of state visitors each year. All of which deservingly make Florida the “Sports Capital of the World”. The Florida Sports Foundation, Inc. is a 501(C)3 non-profit corporation, serving as the Sports Industry Development Division of Enterprise Florida, Inc. The mission of the Florida Sports Foundation is to:
- Assist Florida’s communities with securing, hosting and retaining Sporting events and sports related business that generate significant economic impact and Sports Tourism for the state of Florida through the Foundation’s grant programs, legislative initiatives and Industry Partner service, recognition and development.
- Provide the citizens of Florida with participation opportunities in the Sunshine State Games and Florida Senior Games events.
- Serve as Florida’s leading resource for Sport Tourism research and facts.
- Assist in the promotion of targeted leisure sports industries in Florida.
- Assist National and Florida State Governing Bodies to promote amateur sport development through the Sunshine State Games and hosting events in Florida.