SARASOTA COUNTY – Register now through Feb. 1 for the 27th Annual Gulf Coast Senior Games, which take place Feb.13-21 at venues throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties.
The two counties hold the event in conjunction each year as an effort to promote and maintain health and wellness for their residents who are 50 years and older. The Gulf Coast Senior Games is also a local qualifier for the 2016 Florida Senior Games State Championships that are scheduled to be held in Clearwater, Dec. 5-13, 2016.
Competitive events offered at this year’s Senior Games include:
- Archery, Basketball Shooting, Bocce and Bowling
- Cribbage, Cycling, Golf, Horseshoes
- Pickleball, Racquetball, Shuffleboard and Swimming
- Table Tennis, Tennis and Track & Field
To register for the Gulf Coast Senior Games, visit parksonline.scgov.net or fill out and send in the official entry form to Gulf Coast Senior Games, 2650 Waldemere St., Sarasota, FL, 34239.
Entry fees are $12 per participant, with an additional fee of $3 per event to compete. Some events such as archery, bowling, golf and tennis have an additional fees. Each participant is given a T-shirt as part of their registration fee, and the deadline to register is Feb. 1.
For a complete listing of events, locations and times, visit www.scgov.net/parks, or call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000 for more information.