February 13, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA (PRWEB) September 12, 2004

Over 1700 senior athletes including many who are 90 or older will compete Sept. 11 to 19 during the San Diego Senior Olympics, a not-for-profit athletic festival that encourages adults 50 and over to lead healthy and active lifestyles. It is the second largest event of its kind in the country, attracting competitors and teams from as far as West Virginia and Washington State.

New events this year are menÂ’s soccer and archery. Returning events are womenÂ’s soccer, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track & field, triathlon, volleyball ballroom dance, basketball, billiards, bowling, cycling, golf, horseshoes, lawn bowling, racquetball, road race, and shooting.

Also returning are inspirational competitors like Bert Morrow, 93, of Escondido. Morrow, a hurdler, has broken the world record for the 50m, 100m and 200m sprint and 80m hurdles and received the USA Track & Field Athlete of the year award in 2003. “I have never felt better,” says Morrow. “I work out every day and am passionate about helping elders live a healthy lifestyle.”         

“This is the biggest competition in our event’s history. We are very excited to provide so many active seniors with opportunities for fun and athletics,” says Rick Fultz, Executive Director of the San Diego Senior Sports Festival.

The 17th Annual San Diego Senior Olympics is a qualifier to enter the 2006 California State Senior Games Championships but is open to competitors from novice to expert. Sponsors this year include Centara Capital Management Group, The Ralphs Food 4 Less Foundation, Classic Residence by Hyatt, San Diego National Bank, SDG & E, Cox Communications, Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, Padres and Viejas Enterprises among others.

For more information, call 619-226-1324 or visit the website at for event details and locations.

About San Diego Senior Olympics

Since its inception in 1987, San Diego Senior Olympics (SDSO) has provided local athletes with year-round physical fitness and education programs to foster healthy lifestyles. SDSOÂ’s programs emphasize peer competition and recognition, while promoting an increased sense of social belonging. For more information about SDSO, go to:

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