The Summer National Senior Games is the largest multi-sport event in the world for men and women 50 and older. An estimated 15,000 athletes and an additional 30,000 family and friends are projected to attend the 2011 Games in Houston. There will be more than 800 events contested over 15 days. The 2011 Games are estimated to create an economic impact of approximately $50-million for the Houston region. Medal sports include archery, badminton, basketball, bowling, cycling, golf, horseshoes, race walk, racquetball, road race, shuffleboard, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track and field, triathlon, and volleyball. Demonstration sports include soccer and power walking. Eight events will be held indoors, a new record. The tennis competition, at the George R. Brown Convention Center, will be the largest indoor tennis tournament ever held.
Former President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush are the Honorary Co-Chairs of the 2011 Games which are being produced by the Houston Local Organizing Committee, under the chairmanship of Dan Wolterman, Chairman and CEO of the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System. “We look forward to welcoming America’s senior athletes with open arms,” said Houston Mayor Annise D. Parker.
The Summer National Senior Games are governed by the National Senior Games Association, a not-for-profit member of the United States Olympic Committee dedicated to motivating senior men and women to lead a healthy lifestyle through education, fitness and sport.
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