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 www.bayareaseniorgames.org.