What began as a conversation ten years ago between Lowell Lawson and Allison Chandler has turned into an amazing annual event. While trying to figure out a way to create awareness among seniors of their abilities and promote, maintain and improve health and maintain an interest in sports, recreation and physical activities, Lawson and Chandler created the Senior Olympics.
And no, these aren’t just any run-of-the-mill olympic sports; they’re some creative local favorites as well! Events included: hillbilly golf, washers, horseshoes, pickleball, swimming, regular and frisbee golf, billiards, bocce ball, regular and Wii bowling, baggo and a basketball free throw.
These events were so much fun to watch and judging by the pictures, they looked pretty fun to partake in as well! This year had a total of 167 participants, ages 50-92 -how great is that? Our very own Katherine Amick won three medals for swimming in the 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle and 100m IM. We’re proud of you, Katherine!
This is an annual event run by a nonprofit, meaning in order to continue to carry on it requires volunteers and sponsors like you. It is through our fantastic local sponsors like Cherokee Lanes and Northside Hospital Cherokee, that the event can take place. If you think this is a good fit for your company to sponsor or volunteer, visit the website for more information. Whether you want to help as an individual, family or group, this is a fun activity for all to join!