33rd Annual Senior Winter Games coming in February

GENESEE COUNTY — Area senior citizens interested in participating in the 33rd Annual Senior Winter Games (SWG) of Genesee County still have time to register for the event.

Registration ends Friday, Jan. 14 and the fee is $12, which includes an unlimited number of events, lunch and T-shirt. Anyone 50 years of age and older who lives in or belongs to a Genesee County senior center may participate. Participants must be amateurs and not have received any payments for teaching or performing in the category of competition.

The SWG runs Feb. 7-23 and features a variety of competition categories, including Pie Eating at 1 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Burton Senior Center; Scrabble at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 11 at the Swartz Creek Area Senior Center; Beachball Volleyball at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 14 at Swartz Creek United Methodist Church; Shuffleboard at 1 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Davison- Richfield Senior Center; a Fitness Walk, Free Throw and Frisby Toss Feb. 17 at Hurley Fitness Center; and Wii Table Tennis at 1 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Grand Blanc Senior Center.

The Opening Ceremony is 1 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Burton Senior Center, 3410 S. Grand Traverse St. The Closing Ceremony will be at 10 a.m. Feb. 23 at the Davison Knights of Columbus Hall, 8428 Davison Rd. For the Closing Ceremony, the doors open at 10 a.m. with the program at 11 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m.

The top three finishers in each event receives a gold, silver and bronze medal. Ties will be broken whenever possible with the runner up receiving the silver medal.

The purpose of the Senior Winter Games of Genesee County is to promote physical and social activities among senior citizens. The SWG is a cooperative effort of the City of Flint

Department of Parks and Recreation, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, the Genesee County Senior Directors Association, all area senior citizens centers and supporting businesses.

The 2011 SWG is sponsored by Citizens Bank, UAW CAP Council, Flint Region 1-C, Valley Area Agency on Aging and HealthPlus MedicarePlus. For more information on the 33rd Annual Senior Winter Games of Genesee County, interested seniors are asked to contact their location senior centers.

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