The opening ceremonies for El Paso Parks and Recreation Department’s El Paso Senior Games get underway this weekend on the city’s Westside.
Co-sponsored by United Healthcare and Urgent Care Home Health Inc., the ceremony starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, February 22 at the Polly Harris Senior Center, 650 Wallenberg Drive.
The El Paso Senior Games began in 1982 with the purpose to promote healthy lifestyles for adults 50 and over through fitness and sport.
The games are scheduled for late February through May and offer a variety of competitive sporting events and games for people 50 years of age or older. Events include team basketball, volleyball, and bowling, as well as individual events such as race walking, tennis, swimming, and track and field.
Registration is ongoing for people who want to participate and compete in the games. The registration fee for events is $15, which includes two events and an official Senior Games T-shirt, and $5 extra for each additional event.
Participants can pay $45 which includes the cost for all of the Senior Games competitive events. Registration for the games is available at any of the City’s Senior Centers or online at the Parks and Recreation website.
An awards banquet is scheduled on May 14 at the Wellington Chew Senior Center at 4430 Maxwell Avenue.