SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University hosts the ninth annual Eastern Shore Senior Games Thursday-Saturday, April 3-5.
Individual events include aquatics, badminton, bowling, cycling, chest press, a 5k run/walk, floor and foul basketball shooting, golf, table tennis, tennis and track and field. Participants also may play team volleyball. Athletes from Maryland, Delaware and Virginia compete in age brackets based on five-year increments, beginning with ages 50-54.
According to the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, 85 percent of senior citizens in the United States do not exercise as much as they should. Other seniors have made staying in shape a social affair, using events like the Senior Games to keep in touch with old friends and make new ones. In recent years, more than 300 have competed in the games.
Competitions are held at the Salisbury University athletic fields and tennis courts, Maggs Gymnasium, Cherokee Lanes and Deer Run Golf Course.
Registration is closed for this year’s games, but the public is invited to attend. For more information call Wood at 410-548-3256 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu/community/seniorgames.