Registration for the 2019 Greenville-Pitt County Senior Games is now open! The Local Games are scheduled for April 5 – April 18, 2019, with the deadline for registration set for March 15, 2019. Athletes and artists age 50 and over will have an opportunity to compete in more than 40 sports events, and SilverArts (including visual, literary, performing, and heritage). Sports events include pickleball, horseshoes, walking, swimming, basketball, softball, bicycling, bowling, billiards, table tennis, team sports for softball and 3-on-3 basketball, and much more.
Highlights of the Games include the Celebration of the Games and SilverArts which will be held at the Alice F. Keene Park on April 12. The SilverArts Showcase will open at Noon and remain open until 4:00pm. The Celebration of the Games and Awards Dinner will begin at 4:00pm. A number of events will be held in the Park beginning with the SilverStriders Fun Walk at 11:30am. All are invited to attend and support the artists and the athletes, the Lighting of the Senior Games Torch, and the presentation of the Pioneer Spirit Awards.
The Greenville-Pitt County Senior Games Program is a leading health promotion and well-being program for the citizens in Pitt County. During the Local Games, participants are joined by seniors from Beaufort, Martin, Hertford and Bertie Counties. Participants have year-round opportunities for practice sessions, clinics, and sports competition. Greenville-Pitt County Senior Games is one of 52 local games sanctioned by North Carolina Senior Games. First, second, and third place winners on the local level will qualify to compete in the N.C. Senior Games State Finals this fall.
The Greenville-Pitt County Senior Games are coordinated by Pitt County Community Schools and Recreation with the support and sponsorship of the Greenville Recreation and Parks Department, the ECU Campus Recreation and Wellness Department, the College of Health and Human Performance, and Edward Jones: Gregory A. Weigum. For more information or to register, contact Pitt County Community Schools and Recreation at 252-902-1975.