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2005 Metro Senior Games

Wednesday May 4, 2005

Louisville Metro Regional Senior Games feature new sports, new location

LOUISVILLE (May 4, 2005) – Louisville-area athletes age 50 and above can showcase their athletic skills in 18 different sports May 17-21 during the Louisville Metro Regional Senior Games. This year, in preparation for Louisville's role as host of the 2007 National Senior Games, six sports have been added, and many of the events are taking place at the University of Louisville's athletic facilities for the first time.

The annual event, organized by Metro Parks, encourages Louisville's seniors to stay physically active, and rewards competitive athletes by sending winners to the Kentucky Senior Games in Lexington, from September 28 to October 1, 2005.

"The Senior Games encourage our community's senior citizens to stay fit and healthy," said Mayor Jerry Abramson. "One of the key components of my Healthy Hometown Movement is promoting lifelong fitness, and the Senior Games reinforce this message by showcasing some of Louisville's most physically fit seniors." Information about the Mayor's Healthy Hometown Movement is available online at www.louisvilleky.gov/healthyhometown.

Early registration continues through May 9, with a $5 fee covering participation in an unlimited number of events. After May 9, registration is $10. Registration forms are available online at www.metro-parks.org; at the Louisville Tennis Center, 3783 Illinois Avenue; or Flaget Community Center, 4425 Greenwood Avenue. Information is available by calling 502/574-2646.

New events in 2005 include racquetball, badminton, volleyball, archery, a triathlon, and a road race. Additionally, the basketball competition is now a three-on-three competition, rather than shooting contests. These changes were made to bring the local competition in line with the events that take place at the National Senior Games.

The University of Louisville made their facilities available for the Senior Games at no charge.

2005 Senior Games Schedule

Times listed are event starting times; for same-day registration, it is advisable to arrive at least one hour early.

TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2005

Opening Ceremony – 8 a.m.
Cardinal Arena at University of Louisville Student Activities Center
2100 South Floyd Street

Road Race – 8:30 a.m.
Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium at University of Louisville
2800 South Floyd Street
Events: 5/10K

Softball – 9 a.m.
(continues on Wednesday and Thursday)
Men: Camp Taylor Memorial Park, Poplar Level Road and Lincoln Avenue
Women: Ulmer Stadium at Cardinal Park, Floyd Street, South of Brandeis Avenue
Events: Men’s and Women’s Tournaments

Basketball – 10 a.m.
(continues on Wednesday and Thursday)
Student Activity Center at University of Louisville
2100 South Floyd Street
Event: 3-on-3

Track & Field – 10 a.m.
Cardinal Park Soccer and Track Stadium at University of Louisville
Floyd Street, South of Brandeis Avenue
Events: Discus, Javelin, High Jump, Long Jump, Shot Put, 100/200/300/400/800/1500 Meter

Racquetball – 11 a.m.
Student Activity Center at University of Louisville
2100 South Floyd Street
Events: Singles, Doubles

Racewalk – 2 p.m.
Cardinal Park Soccer and Track Stadium at University of Louisville
Floyd Street, South of Brandeis Avenue
Events: 1500 Meter, 5K


WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2005

Tennis – 8 am.
(continues on Thursday)
Bass-Rudd Tennis Center at University of Louisville
350 Warnock Street
Events: Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles

Swimming – 9 a.m.
Crawford Gym at University of Louisville
Brook Street, North of Warnock Street
Events: 50/100/200 Yard Backstroke, 50/100/200 Yard Breaststroke, 50/100 Yard Butterfly, 50/100/200/500 Yard Freestyle, 100/200 Yard Individual Medley

Horseshoes – 9 a.m.
Camp Taylor Memorial Park
Poplar Level Road and Lincoln Avenue
Event: Qualifying Singles

Badminton – 1 p.m.
Student Activity Center at University of Louisville
2100 South Floyd Street
Event: Coed Teams

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2005

Golf – 8 a.m.
Cherokee Golf Course
2501 Alexander Road
Event: 18 Hole Scratch

Triathalon – 9 a.m.
Crawford Gym at University of Louisville (starting point)
Brook Street, North of Warnock Street
Events: 300 Yard Swim, 3 Mile Bike, 1 Mile Run
Participants should arrive with their bikes

Volleyball – 11 a.m.
Student Activity Center at University of Louisville
2100 South Floyd Street
Event: Coed Teams

Table Tennis – noon
Student Activity Center at University of Louisville
2100 South Floyd Street
Event: Singles, Doubles

Shuffleboard – 1 p.m.
University of Louisville (exact location TBA)
Events: Singles, Doubles

Archery – 1 p.m.
Student Activity Center at University of Louisville
2100 South Floyd Street

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2005

Bowling – 9 a.m.
Walnut Street Baptist Church, 4th Floor
1101 South Third Street
Event: Individual

SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2005

Cycling – 9 a.m.
Shawnee Park
Broadway & Southwestern Parkway
Events: 5/10K