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Dates Set For 2017 Henderson County Senior Games

Dates Set For 2017 Henderson County Senior Games

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

August 9th, 2017

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34th Annual Senior Games – September 7-14
HENDERSON, KY, August 9, 2017– The 34th Annual Henderson County Senior Games will take place on September 7-14, 2017. The opening ceremony will be held on September 7, 9:30AM, at The Gathering Place (1817 N. Elm St). The closing ceremony and medals presentation will be on September 14, at 2PM, also at The Gathering Place. Light refreshments will be served at both opening and closing ceremonies.
Executive Director Jeremy Lear said, “We’re trying a few new things this year. The first is having the opening and closing ceremonies at The Gathering Place. We have such a wonderful facility and I want to show it off to as many people as possible. I hope the entire community joins us for our biggest event of the year.”
Lear added, “We’ve added two new games this year – bingo and Texas Hold ‘Em. I’ve heard a lot of suggestions and thought this would be a fun way to change things up a bit.”

Unlike years past, events will not be broken down by age group. Each event will award one male and female gold, silver, and bronze medals. “The biggest complaint I’ve heard was how confusing it was to register by age group. We’ve done away with age categories, which will make the entire process easier for everyone to understand”, said Lear.

To be eligible, an individual must reside in Henderson County and be 50 years of age prior to September 7, 2017. Any person who competed professionally, in any event offered, will not be eligible to participate in that event.

Each senior participating in Senior Games will be given one t-shirt to be worn while participating in events. Shirts may be picked up at The Gathering Place after September 1.

In case of weather, outdoor events will be postponed by 8AM. Call The Gathering Place the day of the event for updates. All indoor events will be held regardless of weather conditions.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017
9:30A OPENING CEREMONIES – The Gathering Place
10AM WASHERS – Atkinson Park
10AM HAND & FOOT – The Gathering Place
1PM BOWLING – Echo Lanes
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017
9AM POOL, 8-BALL – The Gathering Place
10AM BASKETBALL (FREE THROW & HOT SPOT) – YMCA
1PM TABLE TENNIS – The Gathering Place
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
8:30A ONE MILE WALK – Atkinson Park, Hays Boat Ramp
9AM POOL, 9-BALL – The Gathering Place
12:30P BRIDGE – The Gathering Place
1PM CORN HOLE – The Gathering Place
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
9AM POOL, 9-BALL BANK – The Gathering Place
10AM CROQUET – Atkinson Park
1PM HORSESHOES – Atkinson Park
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
9AM DARTS – The Gathering Place
12PM PINOCHLE – The Gathering Place
1PM LAWNBOWLING – Atkinson Park
2PM TEXAS HOLD ‘EM – The Gathering Place
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
9AM LAWN DART TOSS – Atkinson Park
9:45A SOFTBALL THROW – Atkinson Park
10:30A FOOTBALL THROW – Atkinson Park
12PM BINGO – The Gathering Place
2PM CLOSING CEREMONY & MEDALS PRESENTATION – The Gathering Place

The mission of The Gathering Place is to improve the lives of Henderson County seniors.
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