TOPEKA, Kan. -- Volunteers are needed for the 2012 Kansas Senior Olympics, sponsored by Shawnee County Parks and Recreation. An estimated 800 athletes from around Kansas and the United States are expected to compete this year at the games in Topeka.
The 2012 Kansas Senior Olympics offers competition in 18 different sports for individuals who will be 50 and over by December 31, 2012. These sports include Archery, Badminton, 3 on 3 Basketball (teams), Bowling, Cycling, Golf, Horseshoes, Pickleball, Racquetball, Road Races, Shuffleboard, Softball (teams), Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track and Field, and Volleyball (teams).
For the not-so-serious athlete there are also ten just-for-fun events.
The Individual and Doubles Competition will be held September 19-23; Team Sports will be September 27-30 and the Golf competition will be held September 28.
This year the athletes will have the opportunity to qualify to attend the 2013 Summer National Senior Games in Cleveland, OH.
For volunteer information, contact the Kansas Senior Olympics Office at 785-368-3798 or visit our website.