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More than 270 Seniors Prepare for an Active Weekend, Competing in up to 9 Remaining Gainesville Senior Games

More than 270 Seniors Prepare for an Active Weekend, Competing in up to 9 Remaining Gainesville Senior Games

2015.10.13-GainesvilleSeniorGamesBowling, cycling, table tennis, basketball, track & field are among the nine remaining sports games of this year’s Gainesville Senior Games. 270 athletes are expected to participate in this weekend’s games – starting Friday at 9 a.m. with a bowling tournament at Alley Gatorz Bowling Center and concluding with a swimming competition at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center on Sunday at 9 a.m.

Gainesville Senior Games is a multi-sport tournament for adults 50 and older. This year, the Gainesville Sports Commission celebrates its 15-year anniversary in hosting Gainesville Senior Games, which is presented by UF Health in partnership with the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs. The Gainesville Sports Commission and its partners look forward to annually promoting fun, fellowship and competition among local seniors.

All participants receive a commemorative 15th annual Gainesville Senior Games T-shirt, sponsored by Oak Hammock at UF, and a goodie bag sponsored by Island Doctors. Each athlete will compete for Humana-sponsored gold, silver or bronze medals in his/her age group and a chance to qualify for the Florida Senior Games in Clearwater, Fla. on Dec. 5-13. This local Senior Games is sanctioned by the Florida Sports Foundation and is a qualifier for the Florida State Senior Games Championships.

The remaining sporting events scheduled to take place Friday through Sunday are as follows:

  • Friday, Oct. 16
    • 9 a.m. – bowling at Alley Gatorz Bowling Center, 2606 N.E. Waldo Rd.
    • 10 a.m. – cycling at Gainesville Auto-Plus Raceway, 11211 N. County Rd. 225
  • Saturday, Oct. 17
    • 8:30 a.m. – 5K and track & field, sponsored by Capital City Bank, at Fred Cone Park (synthetic rubber track), 2841 E. University Ave.
    • 9 a.m. – table tennis at Lincoln Middle School, 1001 SE 10 Ave.
    • 2 p.m. – basketball shooting at Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83 St.
    • 3:30 p.m. – basketball three-on-three at Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83 St.
  • Sunday, Oct. 18
    • 9 a.m. – billiards at Gainesville/Alachua County Senior Recreation Center, 5701 N.W. 34 Blvd.
    • 9 a.m. – swimming at Stephen C. O’Connell Center (indoor heated pool), 250 Gale Lemerand Dr.

For more information, contact the Gainesville Sports Commission at (352) 338-9300 or email

About the GSC:

Founded in 1988, the Gainesville Sports Commission is a not-for-profit organization that strives to promote tourism through sports, while creating a positive economic impact on Gainesville and Alachua County. The GSC has generated more than $160 million in direct economic impact since its inception. For more information, visit

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