Monday, April 07, 2014

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 20th Annual North Fulton Golden Games are for you.

Courtesy City of Milton

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 10 a.m. May 1 in Alpharetta's beautiful Wills Park. 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, horseshoe toss, ladder golf and football throw, begin after the opening ceremony.

Throughout the month, participants can look forward to the 5th annual Wii video game bowling tournament, a dance competition, bunco and poker contests, diving events, a tennis tournament, rounds of corn hole and a softball skill challenge.

Please note, there is an extra $10 registration cost for bowling and $5 for bocce.

Additionally, golfers may sign up as a team or individuals for the always popular tournament held Tuesday, May 13 at the Alpharetta Athletic Club's West Course on Dinsmore Road in Milton. Cost is $45 per golfer.

With over 350 participants in 2013, registration fills up quickly! 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 22 at 10 a.m. at the Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex, 6500 Vernon Woods Drive in Sandy Springs.

There will be a final health fair Wednesday, May 28 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

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