Thursday, March 14, 2013

19th Annual North Fulton Golden Games begin May 1.

Are you an active senior looking for a fun and rewarding way to enjoy the beautiful Georgia spring? Then the 19th Annual North Fulton Golden Games are for you.

This year’s games, scheduled throughout the month of May, are open to area adults 50 and older. Registration is just $15 for as many events as you would like and includes a T-shirt and opening day picnic lunch.

To sign up, download the registration packet here. Packets are also available at North Fulton senior centers.

Opening ceremonies will begin at 9:30 a.m. May 1 in Johns Creek’s beautiful Newtown Park, home of the Park Place senior center. There North Fulton Mayors will compete in a “Minute to Win It” style challenge to prove who reigns supreme.

Track and field events, including a one-mile walk and run, half-mile walk, flying disc throw, discus and shot-put throw, washer toss, ladder golf and football throw, begin after the opening ceremony.

Throughout the month, participants can look forward to the 4th annual Wii video game bowling tournament, a dance competition, bunco, poker and mah jong contests, diving events, a tennis tournament, beach tennis games, rounds of corn hole and a softball skill challenge.

Please note, there is an extra $10 registration cost for bowling and bocce.

Additionally, golfers may sign up as a team or individuals for the always popular tournament held Tuesday, May 14 at the Alpharetta Athletic Club’s West Course on Dinsmore Road in Milton.

With over 350 participants in 2012, registration fills up quickly! Cost is $45 per golfer. Register by April 12 to be eligible for a $50 gift card drawing.

The games will wrap up with a luncheon and awards ceremony Thursday, May 23 at 10 a.m. at the Helene Mills Senior Multipurpose Center, 515 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. in Sandy Springs.

There will be a final health fair Wednesday, May 29 at the Roswell Adult Recreation Center, 830 Grimes Bridge Road in Roswell.

For more information on the Golden Games, contact the Roswell Ramblers at 770-641-3950 or visit the group’s Web site at

The 19th Annual North Fulton Golden Games are hosted by the Roswell Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department in conjunction with the Alpharetta Recreation and Parks Department, Johns Creek Recreation and Parks Division, City of Milton Parks and Recreation Department, Sandy Springs Recreation and Parks Department, and Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department’s Office of Aging.

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