CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Adults 50 and up can register now through April 30 for Clarksville Parks & Recreation’s 50 Plus Games.
This year’s events will be held May 8-13 at venues across Clarksville, including Crow Recreation Center, Swan Lake Sports Complex, Pinnacle Family Entertainment Center, D&D Black Light Mini Golf and Kenwood High School track.
“The mission of the 50 Plus Games is to encourage participants 50 and over to maintain an active lifestyle and continue participation in sports and recreational activities through friendly, low-impact competition,” said Tina Boysha, Athletic Superintendent with Clarksville Parks & Recreation.
Competitors will face off for bragging rights, as well as medals in over 20 events, to include horseshoes, table tennis, track and field, bowling, basketball free throw, pickleball, and 3D blacklight mini golf.
Participants who register before April 21 qualify for the early bird rate of $25. The fee to register after April 21 is $30. The registration fee includes a welcome bag, dinner ticket and event t-shirt.
50 Plus Games will begin with a reception at 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 8 at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center, 1188 Cumberland Dr.
A closing dinner and awards ceremony will feature a “Disney” theme and will begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13 at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center.
“We do this event every year and it’s so much fun. It’s a great opportunity to try new things. You don’t have to participate in every event, and there’s no experience required. Just come out, make friends and be active,” Boysha said.
Volunteer scorekeepers are needed for each day of competition. No experience is necessary.
To register, volunteer, or to receive more information, please visit clarksvilleparksrec.com or contact Clarksville Parks & Recreation at (931) 645-7476. As an alternative to online registration, paper registration forms are available at the Parks & Recreation Office at 102 Public Square or any City recreation center.
50 Plus Games is presented by the Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department and The Villages at the River Club. Other sponsors include Linda Love Insurance Services, Amerigroup, American Republic Insurance, Pinnacle Family Entertainment Center, Geico, and D&D Black Light Mini Golf.