Photo gallery: 2011 Bay Area Senior Games


Seeking to inspire people of all ages to live more active, healthy and fulfilling lives, the 2011 Bay Area Senior Games kicked off on Saturday (March 26) at Stanford University.

About 1,900 senior athletes are expected to take part in the nine-day event.

Competitors will test their mettle in 24 sports, including rugby, water polo, archery, feats of strength, golf and lawn bowling. This year, the competition is also serving as the California State Senior Games Championships.

Spectators are welcome at all sporting events, according to organizers. Admission is free.

Palo Alto venues that will be used for the Games include the Palo Alto Lawn Bowls, Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course, Palo Alto YMCA, the Palo Alto Bowl and Rinconada Park tennis courts. Other Bay Area venues include Canada Road and the Half Moon Bay Horseshoe Club.

More information about the Games is available at

View the schedule.

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Athlete profile: Daniela Barnea

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Posted by Mark
a resident of University South
on Mar 28, 2011 at 2:05 pm

These athletes were absolutely amazing. I'm in my 20s and I was in awe at their passion and physical fitness.

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Posted by who are the sponsors?
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Mar 28, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Is the city paying for this event again? Or did they find corporate sponsors this time?

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Posted by robert lear
a resident of another community
on Mar 29, 2011 at 7:32 am

I was a part of the rugby event. My team travelled in from other states, mostly Arizona and we very much enjoyed the event and the days we spent in your community. If it helps in your concern regarding cost, we supported your local hotels and restaurants during our stay and expect to return to support the event next year. Thank you to our generous hosts.

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Posted by Theresa
a resident of Community Center
on Mar 29, 2011 at 12:14 pm

The volleyball tournament will be at Cubberley in the Pavilion this Saturday. Come out and cheer on your favorite senior players!

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Posted by Mark
a resident of University South
on Mar 29, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Robert, the rugby was awesome! ENGAGE!

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Posted by Beth
a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 29, 2011 at 5:21 pm

John Todd's captured the action and camaraderie of the Games in his photos. There are 29 of his photos with this article.

And a big thanks to the athletes, Anne Cribbs and all the volunteers who worked on this year's California State Senior Games. You only have to be 50+ to compete in the "senior" games.

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