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Bay Area Senior Games converge on Stanford, Palo Alto

Annual sports competition seeks to promote fitness for adults 50 years and older

The eighth annual Bay Area Senior Games has swung into full gear locally, with a range of sport events scheduled in Palo Alto and at Stanford University. Thousands will take part in these events, which seek to promote health and fitness for adults 50 years and older.

The games, which began in March and will run until June, take place in cities throughout the area, including as far south as Ford Ord in Monterey County and as far north as Walnut Creek. A total of 22 events range from team sports like soccer, basketball, water polo, rugby and volleyball to individual events like swimming, fencing, golf and table tennis.

All events are free and open for public spectators, and volunteers are needed for some events both in Palo Alto and at Stanford.

Visit the Bay Area Senior Games website for more information and registration.

2014 BAY AREA SENIOR GAMES SCHEDULE

Tuesday-Thursday, May 13-15

Lawn Bowling: 474 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto; 9 a.m. start

Friday, May 16

Solar Torch Relay: Stanford Pac-12 Plaza, 5 p.m.

Pasta Feed: Jimmy V's Sport Café, 641 Campus Drive, Stanford, 6 p.m.

Golf: Shorelink Golf Links, 2940 North Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View; 8 a.m. start, tee off 8:30 a.m.

Saturday, May 17

Basketball: Men's (3 x 3) at Cubberley Center Palo Alto; 9 a.m. start, free throw contest directly following games (approximately 2 p.m.)

Fencing: Sherry Posthumous Memorial Tournament, Arrillaga Recreation Center, Stanford; 1:30 p.m. start (register at http://www.AskFred.net AskFred.net)

Racquetball: Silicon Valley YMCA, 755 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto; 9 a.m. start

Rugby: Steuber Rugby Field, Stanford; 9 a.m. start

Soccer: El Camino Fields, Stanford; 9 a.m. start

Tennis: Rinconada Park, Palo Alto; 9 a.m. start

Water Polo: Avery Aquatic Center, Stanford; 8 a.m. start

Sunday, May 18

Basketball: Women's (3 x 3) at Cubberly Center, Palo Alto; 9 a.m. start, free throw contest directly following games (approx. 2 p.m.)

Fencing: Sherry Posthumous Memorial Tournament, Arrillaga Recreation Center, Stanford; 10 a.m. start (register at http://www.AskFred.net AskFred.net)

Soccer: El Camino Fields, Stanford; 9 a.m. start

Swimming: Avery Aquatic Center, Stanford; 8 a.m. start

Water Polo: Avery Aquatic Center, Stanford; 8 a.m. start

— Palo Alto Weekly staff

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Posted by Josh Redding
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on May 10, 2014 at 9:59 am

Do they do drug testing at these competitions?


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Posted by pasta
a resident of Downtown North
on May 11, 2014 at 12:33 pm

Is the pasta competition on May 16 open to the public?


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Posted by randy albin
a resident of Mountain View
on May 19, 2014 at 4:12 pm

there needs to be more advance publicity about this. people need to know in advance that this is going on. this may not be the same as the senior olympics that were at stanford some summers ago. good luck with this. it seems to be fun. too bad we're growing older but still enjoy these activities. cheers


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