PITTSBORO — Chatham County athletes and artists 50 years of age and over will have the opportunity to put their skills to the test when the Chatham County Senior Games & SilverArts kicks off April 29 at various sites throughout the county.
Running through May 11, a total of 19 events will be offered to include archery, track and field, football throw, softball throw, fun walk, golf, croquet, disc golf, swimming, cycling, men’s bocce, bowling, table tennis, basketball shooting, cornhole, pickleball, tennis, women’s bocce and horseshoes. Tennis, pickleball and table tennis events include singles, doubles and mixed doubles.
For 2022, Chatham County Senior Games sites will include Carolina Meadows, Carolina Preserve, Duke Center for Living at Fearrington, Eastern Chatham Senior Center, Siler City Country Club, Paul Braxton Gym, Union Grove Church of Hillsborough, Cates Creek Park in Hillsborough, Central Carolina Community College (Pittsboro), Buffaloe Lanes of Cary and Paddles Swim & Pickleball Club.
Also returning is Chatham County SilverArts, which encompasses creative expression in five areas of competition — visual arts, literary arts, performing arts, heritage arts and cheerleading. An open house for SilverArts will be held at 10:30 a.m. on May 2 at the Western Chatham Senior Center in Siler City.
Chatham County Senior Games was honored by North Carolina Senior Games in 2021 for having the highest participation increase over a five-year period and followed with a record 262 participants in 2022. Athletes and Silver Artists will compete at the local level for the right to compete at the North Carolina Senior Games & SilverArts in September and October. A total of 53 local games, which include all 100 North Carolina counties, feed athletes and artists into the North Carolina Senior Games & SilverArts.
Early bird registration ends Friday, March 17, with regular registration beginning March 18 and closing March 31. Early bird registration is $15, while regular registration will be $20. The registration fee will cover an unlimited number of events for participants.
For volunteer and registration opportunities, contact Liz Lahti at 919-542-4212, ext. 228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration forms may be picked up at the Eastern Chatham Senior Center in Pittsboro as well as the Western Chatham Senior Center in Siler City. Registration may also be found at Chatham County Parks and Recreation, Carolina Meadows, Duke Center for Living at Fearrington and Siler City Parks and Recreation.
Gold sponsors for the 2023 Chatham County Senior Games include Carolina Meadows, Humana, Chatham Parks and Recreation, Don & Marian Lein, the League of Women Voters and the Chatham News + Record.
North Carolina Senior Games Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing year-round health promotion and wellness for adults 50 years of age and better. NCSG, Inc. is sponsored statewide by the N. C. Division of Aging and Adult Services.
For more information on the Council on Aging, phone 919-542-4512 or 919-742-3975 or visit the Council’s website at www.chathamcoa.org.