DECATUR, GA– Registration is underway for the 34th Annual DeKalb County Senior Olympic Games for ages 50 and older. Seniors from DeKalb and surrounding counties are invited to register by April 21.
The games will be held May 1-12 at various venues across DeKalb. The kickoff for the games will be on Wednesday, May 1, 9 a.m., at Exchange Intergenerational Recreation Center 2771 Columbia Drive, Decatur.
The Olympic-style sports festival will include free-throw basketball, bowling, track and field, billiards, swimming, table tennis, line dancing, water volleyball and more.
Participants are encouraged to compete as a team or enter individual events. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each event. Seniors needing special assistance regarding transportation should call MARTA Mobility at 404-848-5389.
To complete an application, visit www.dekalbcountyga.gov/parks and click on “2023 Senior Olympics Registration Pack.” All applications must be submitted to: DeKalb County Recreation, Parks & Cultural Affairs, ATTN: DeKalb County Senior Olympics, 3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur, GA 30034, by April 21.
The DeKalb County Senior Olympic Games is part of National Older Americans Month, which is celebrated in May.
For more information, contact LaShanda Davis, Recreation, and Parks and Cultural Affairs public relations specialist, at 404-710-6331.
Applications may be picked up from the following locations:
All DeKalb County Public Libraries
DeKalb County Recreation, Parks & Cultural Affairs Administrative Office, 1950 West Exchange Place, Suite 400, Tucker
Decatur Recreation Center ,231Sycamore St., Decatur
Lou Walker Senior Center 2538 Panola Rd., Lithonia
Mr. Cues Billiards II, 3541 Chamblee Tucker Rd., Atlanta
South DeKalb Senior Center, 1931 Candler Road Decatur
Stars and Strikes, 1741 Mountain Industrial Blvd., Stone Mountain
DeKalb County Recreation Centers
Exchange, 2771 Columbia Drive, Decatur
Gresham, 3113 Gresham Rd., Atlanta
Hamilton, 3263 Chapel St., Scottdale
Lucious Sanders, 2484 Bruce St., Lithonia
- H. Scott, 2230 Tilson Rd., Decatur
Redan, 1839 Phillips Rd., Lithonia
Tobie Grant, 593 Parkdale, Drive, Scottdale