SARASOTA COUNTY – The 2019 Gulf Coast Games for Life returns Saturday, Feb. 2, throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties.
This 30th annual event, which is sponsored by Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources, Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources, and the City of North Port Parks and Recreation, is a qualifying site for the Florida Senior Games State Competition, which will be held Dec. 7-15, 2019.
The 2019 Gulf Coast Games for Life events are open to amateur athletes 50 years and older as of Dec. 31, 2019. The age divisions are: 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80-84; 85-89 and 90+. Events include bag toss, basketball shooting, bocce ball, bowling, cribbage, cycling, golf, horseshoes, pickleball, racquetball, shuffleboard, swimming, table tennis, target shooting, track and field, and volleyball. Medals are awarded in the Gulf Coast Games for Life to the top three athletes in each event, for each age category as first, second and third place finishers. The top five athletes in each age category qualify to compete in the Florida Senior Games State Competition. For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or visit www.scgov.net/parks.
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