BIG NEWS - The Florida State Senior Games have been awarded to Pinellas County for 2015 and 2016. The Good Life Games will be the host for this event and is actively seeking volunteers and sponsors for the State and Local games. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information.
Don't forget, the 2013 State Senior Games are coming up in December in Lee County. Please reference the Good Life Games on your application. Good Life Games last year were awarded a trophy for outstanding performance by its qualifying participants in the state games.
Special Event Planned for November
Good Life Games 20K and 50K Road Races Sunday, November 16, 2014
The Pinellas Good Life Games, is offering Florida bicyclists another 50+State Qualifying Senior Games Cycling Road Race, at Ft. De Soto Park in St. Petersburg on the morning of Sunday, November 16, 2014.
These road races will provide a “tune up” race for those already qualified, as well as provide an additional opportunity for more bicyclists to qualify for the Florida International Senior Games & State Championships to be held in December, 2014. Everyone who qualifies from those races will be invited to race in the July 2015 National Senior Games, St. Paul, Minnesota!
While the ultimate goal is sending the best cyclists age 50+ to the Nationals, the best part is the safe, scenic and challenging 10 mile looping course at Ft.De Soto, with a finish in Tierra Verde. Fort De Soto offers a great venue for racing along with the social opportunity for cyclists age 50+, of all levels, and from across Florida, to meet and socialize. An awards luncheon will immediately follow the races.
For race application and information go to goodlifegamescycling.com.
The Games are complete, the picnic food has been eaten, and the awards have been presented.
Check out our new GAMES PHOTOS page for some cool pictures from the 2014 games
Good Life Games, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) registered Florida CH22531 charitable organization that promotes healthy lifestyles and encourages adults 50+ to enhance the value and vitality of their lives through athletic and recreational competition, social events, volunteerism and other activities. It is a countywide public/private partnership of cities, centers, agencies, organizations and clubs, media and corporate sponsors, and volunteers joined together physically and financially to present the events. The 2014 Good Life Games of Pinellas County is sanctioned by the State of Florida to qualify the top 5 competitors (individuals or teams) to participate in the Florida State Senior Games held in December in Polk County. Rules for Florida State Senior Games Qualifying events can be found online at www.flasports.com ; Click on Senior Games. The National Senior Games are held every two years. .The 201 National Senior Games will be in Cleveland, Ohio, for the 2012 State Qualifiers. Check WWW.NSGA.Org for updates.
Who is eligible? Anyone age 50 or older by 12-31-2013, including non-Florida residents is eligible to participate in the Good Life Games. Age groups for most events are in five-year increments, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94 and 95+. Some of the events will feature ten–year age-group feature competition. Some events allow playing down in age. Doubles and team events are determined by the age of the younger/est partner /player/teammate. Most events have separate divisions for Men and Women.
Professional Athletes are not eligible to compete in the sport in which they received money or other significant compensation, as a primary source of income, within the last 20 years. Persons who compete in a sport in which minor amounts of money are given are not deemed professionals. An individual whose primary activity is teaching a sport, but occasionally plays for a minor amount of money is also not considered a professional. Anyone may participate in a sport in which he/she has not competed professionally.
How many events within any category may I register? You may enter as many events within each category as you wish, except for Swimming where only 6 events are permitted. In Cycling, you may enter only one of the three classes within the 5 K event and only one of the three classes within the 10 K event.
Event Check-in. Arrive at your event prepared to show proper identification to verify your age. Any player who is unable to produce the required credentials may be unable to compete until he/she can produce them. Medical/Health Insurance is the responsibility of each participant. Every participant should have proof of insurance. All Participants will receive a T-Shirt, Goody Bag, and other pertinent information when they check-in for their first event.
General Rules. The Event Director reserves the right to alter the listed format as needed for greater efficiency of the Events. It is the responsibility of the participant to familiarize him/herself with the rules and requirements of The Good Life Games events. Go to The Good Life Games web site for additional information: www.goodlifegames.org.
The 2014 Good Life Games is produced through a partnership of cities, businesses, organizations and individuals. Financial and in-kind support, dedicated leadership and enthusiastic volunteers all make this annual event not only possible, but also successful. When you participate, take time to express your appreciation to the Event Team for their interest in YOU, an active senior. Your participation and year round support will ensure that the Good Life Games partnership will thrive year after year!
Good Life Games, Inc.
The Long Center
1501 Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL 33765
2014 Board of Directors
Darby Cortright - Games Director/Chair-Person of the Board
Dr. Kathleen Fitzgerald- Vice Chair-Person of the Board
Peggy Deal- Treasurer/Office Administrator
Wade Barber - Secretary
Dr. Walter Deal - Games Coordinator
Charles Hayes - Games Coordinator
Dennis McDonald - Games Coordinator
Anita Oberle - Goody Bag Coordinator
Dennis Sweeney - Webmaster