|20th annual Senior Ganes begin Saturday|
The 20th Annual Northeast Louisiana Senior Olympic Games will be from April 18-23, in Monroe.
The games are sanctioned by the Louisiana State Senior Olympic Games in Baton Rouge, with qualifiers from this district advancing to the state games in the fall.
The games are open to anyone who will reach age 50 by Dec. 31, 2009.
Events include: Art Competition, Basketball, Billiards, Bowling, Bridge, Ceramics, China Painting, Cycling, Dance Team, Dart Throwing, Dominoes, Football Throw, Frisbee Throw, Golf, Horseshoes, Needle Art, Quilting, Shuffleboard, Softball Throw, Spelling Bee, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track & Field, Walk-A-Thon, and Washer Pitch.
Most events allow for competition in separate men's and women's divisions, and most are broken into these age groups: 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80-84; 85-89, 90-94, and 95+ years.
Event locations are Chennault Golf Course, Bayou Bowl, Monroe Athletic Club, Osterland Recreation Center, and the University of Louisiana-Monroe.
For more information, contact Diane Gaines, coordinator, at the Ouachita Council on Aging in Monroe by calling 387-0535, ext. 205, or by e-mail to email@example.com.