Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Registration is Open for 22nd Annual Fulton Golden Games

Active older adults 50 and over can demonstrate their fitness and enjoy the warmer temperatures of spring during the 22nd Annual Fulton Golden Games. Registration is now open for local residents who want to participate in the games, which begin April 27, 2016 and continue through May 26, 2016. Registrants pay a $20 registration fee, which includes the cost of a t-shirt and opening day picnic lunch. Registered seniors can take part in all of the event's competitive games.

Residents can download the registration packet here or pick one up at any Fulton County senior multipurpose facility or senior centers. Nearly 400 participants registered for the Golden Games last year. The deadline for registration is March 29.

Opening ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m., on April 27, 2016 at Bell Memorial Park in Milton located at 15245 Bell Park Road in Milton. Track and field events, including a one-mile walk and run, half-mile walk, flying disc throw, discus and shot-put throw, bocce toss, ladder golf, football throw and more begin after the ceremony.

Throughout May, players can take part in various tournaments, including bridge, pickle ball, tennis, canasta and poker, diving and swimming events, a nature hike, rock climbing, a biathlon, table tennis, and other competitive events.

A luncheon and awards ceremony will be held Thursday, May 26, 2016 at the Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex in Sandy Springs.

For more information, contact Fitness Instructor Nicole Wyche at (404) 613-4900.

The 22nd Annual Fulton Golden Games are hosted by the Fulton County Aging and Youth Services Department, Office of Aging, Alpharetta Recreation and Parks Department in conjunction with the Johns Creek Recreation and Parks Division, City of Milton Parks and Recreation Department, Roswell Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department and the Sandy Springs Recreation and Parks Department.

Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability including communications in an alternative format should contact the Disability Liaison in the Aging and Youth Services Department at (404) 613-7944. For Georgia Relay Access, dial 711.

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