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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Western Colorado Senior Games Takes Place Next Week in Grand Junction

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The Parks & Recreation Department is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Western Colorado Senior Games on August 23-29, 2021! This weeklong athletic competition showcases the athleticism of over 200 athletes who are 50+ years of age. Spectators are welcome to any event. A health fair, open to the public, is also scheduled on Friday, August 27 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Attendees can receive a free skin cancer screening, COVID-19 vaccine, learn about Medicare, attend gentle yoga, and learn about other health and wellness topics. 

Western Colorado Senior Games Schedule

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Monday, August 23

Bocce Ball                                            8:30am                 Hawthorne Park, 400 Gunnison Ave.

Billiards 8 Ball                                     9:00am                 Senior Recreation Center, 550 Ouray Ave.            

Table Tennis                                       2:00pm                 Bookcliff Activity Center, 540 ½ 29 ¼ Rd.

Disc Golf                                              5:30pm                 Watson Island, 729 Struthers Ave.

Tuesday, August 24

5K Run/Walk                                      8:30am                 Canyon View Park: Baseball Shelter, 730 24 Rd. (east)

Cornhole                                             9:00am                 Canyon View: Liberty Cap Softball Field, 730 24 Rd.

Axe Throwing                                     12:30pm              Axeology, 2487 Industrial Blvd

Golf: 2 Person Scramble                  3:00pm                 Lincoln Park Golf Course, 800 Mantlo Cr.

Wednesday, August 25

Longest Drive                                     7:30 am                Lincoln Park Club House (9th Fairway), 800 Mantlo Cr.

Golf Chip/Putt                                    9:00am                 Lincoln Park Golf Course, 800 Mantlo Cr.

Basketball Shoot                                1:00pm                 Bookcliff Activity Center, 540 ½ 29 ¼ Rd.

Cribbage                                              2:00pm                 Senior Recreation Center, 550 Ouray Ave.           

Thursday, August 26

Swimming – 500 warm-up               7:00am                 Orchard Mesa Pool, 2736 Unaweep Ave.

Horseshoes                                         9:00am                 Canyon View Horseshoe Pits, 730 24 Rd. (northeast)

Billiards 9 Ball                                     9:00am                 Senior Recreation Center, 550 Ouray Ave.                 

Bowling                                               1:00pm                 Orchard Mesa Lanes, 295 27 Rd.               

Banquet                                               4:30pm                Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St.            

Friday, August 27

Field Events Shot/Discus                  7:00am                 Lincoln Park Sports Complex, 910 No. 12th St.      

Other Field Events                             7:30am                 Lincoln Park Sports Complex, 910 No. 12th St.      

Track Events                                       9:00am                 Lincoln Park Sports Complex, 910 No. 12th St.      

Health Fair                                          9am-12pm           Lincoln Park Barn

Pinochle                                              1:00pm                 Senior Recreation Center, 550 Ouray Ave.            

Saturday, August 28                      

Pickleball                                             8:30am                Lincoln Park Pickleball Courts, 1340 Gunnison Ave.

Sunday, August 29

Pickleball                                             8:30am                Lincoln Park Pickleball Courts, 1340 Gunnison Ave.

Contact: Greg LeBlanc, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager | 970-244 1557 or gregoryl@gjcity.org

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