November 29, 2014

Latest News - at the last board meeting, the Good Life Games elected a new president - Dennis Sweeney who will replace Darby Cortwright who remains on the board.  We also adding tennis, badminton, women's softball, and bringing back bocce ball.  All of the new events assumes we can get the appropriate facilities, volunteers to organize the events, and adequate entries to have a good event.  If you can help with these or any other events, please contact us.


The special fall bike race was held Sunday, November 16 at Fort Desoto Park.  The weather was great and over 50 cyclists showed up for the races.  There are some photos of the race added to our photos page.

For race results (click here)

Good Life Games has joined with other charities in the Tampa Bay area in the Birdies for Tampa Bay Charities efforts as part of the Valspar Golf Championship. 100% of donations go directly to charity. For more information, contact dsweeney19@tampabay.rr.com.

For those who are creative, artistic, or just like to design stuff - submit a design for the 2015 Good Life Games T-shirts. Limit it to 3 colors and it must include vital games information. If your design is selected, you will win free entry into the 2015 Good Life Games. Email your design or questions to dsweeney19@tampabay.rr.com


Check out our new Facebook page - just search for Good Life Games on Facebook.  "Like" us,"Follow" us, leave a message, post photos of senior athletes or events and get the latest news.

BIG NEWS - The Florida State Senior Games have been awarded to Pinellas County for 2015 and 2016.  The Good Life Games will be involved in this event and is actively seeking volunteers and sponsors for the State and Local games.  Contact waltdeal@aol.com or dsweeney19@tampabay.rr.com for more information.


Don't forget, the 2014 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.





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 Lee 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 2015 National Senior Games will be in Minneapolis,MN, for the 2014 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 participantEvery 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.

Contact Information 

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
 
E-Mail:
waltdeal@aol.com or dsweeney19@tampabay.rr.com

2014 Board of Directors    

Dennis Sweeney - President/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 - Board Member, Overall Events Director
Charles Hayes - Board Member, Event Director
Cornelius (Buck) Owens - Board Member
Anita Oberle - Board Member
 
Darby Cortwright - Board Member