Registration Opens For 2014 Oregon Senior Games In Bend, Oregon

Wednesday,January 22, 2014

Contact:

Tawna Fenske, Visit Bend, 541-382-8048, Tawna@visitbend.com
Kevney Dugan, Visit Bend, 541-382-8048, Kevney@visitbend.com

(BEND, Ore.) The countdown has begun, and Bend is less than five months away from an influx of athletes ages 50 and older who can run, jump, swim, and throw a whole lot better than many of their younger counterparts.

Registration opened today for the 2014 Oregon Senior Games,sponsored by Humana. The event will take place in Bend, OregonJune 19-22, and is open to any athlete age 50 and older with noprequalification necessary. Competitors who qualify at the 2014 Oregon SeniorGames will have the chance to compete at the 2015 National Senior Games in St. Paul, Minnesota.

“We’re thrilled to be hosting the Oregon Senior Games for thefirst time in Bend,” explained Kevney Dugan,director of Sales & Sports Development for Visit Bend.“Prior to this, Oregon was one of only twostates that did not have an NSGA-sanctioned Senior Games. This is an amazingopportunity to showcase Bend as the ultimateoutdoor playground.”

Spots arelimited for many of the athletic categories in the lineup, so participants areencouraged to register soon. Events in the 2014 senior games will include swimming,track & field, golf, pickleball, tennis, archery, racquetball, shuffleboard,table tennis, over the line, bowling, cowboy action shooting, a 5k walk/run,and several more sports to be announced in the coming months.

Because the Oregon Senior Games will be sanctioned by the NSGA,the top four finishers in most sports in each age group will qualify for theNational Senior Games, as will competitors who meet minimum performancestandards in applicable sports. For more information about performancestandards and age categories, visit http://nsga.com.

To register for the Oregon Senior Games, go to www.visitbend.com/seniorgames

“The dedication, personal strength and sheer joy exhibited by those participating in athletic events like the upcoming Oregon Senior Games is inspiring and shows the importance of an active, healthy lifestyle in the pursuit of lifelong well-being,” said Oraida Roman, president of Senior Products for Humana’s Intermountain Region. “As a company dedicated to promoting health and lifelongwell-being, Humana is proud to honor those who inspire Americans of all ages toget active and make changes that can lead to a healthier, happier life.”

For more information, go here: www.visitbend.com/seniorgames

About Visit Bend:

VisitBend is a non-membership, non-profit economicdevelopment organization dedicated to promoting tourism on behalf of the Cityof Bend. We’re a leading provider of informationon Bend, Oregonhotels, restaurants, activities, and Oregonvacation planning. To learn more or to order a complimentary Official Visitor Guide to Bend, contact Visit Bend at 1-800-949-6086 or visit www.visitbend.com.