DeKalb County is gearing up for its 33rd Annual DeKalb Senior Olympic Games. The county is inviting senior citizens in DeKalb and surrounding counties who are ages 50 and older to compete in a variety of games.
The registration deadline is April 26. The 10-day games will kick off on May 1, 10 a.m., at Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center, 3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur.
The Olympic-style sports festival, which runs through May 10, will include free-throw basketball, bowling, track and field, billiards, swimming, table tennis, line dancing, water volleyball and more and will be held at various venues across the county.
Participants are encouraged to compete as a team or enter individual events. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each event.
To register to participate, visit www.dekalbcountyga.gov/parks and click on “2019 Senior Olympics Registration Pack.” All applications must be submitted to: DeKalb County Recreation, Parks & Cultural Affairs, ATTN: DeKalb County Senior Olympics, 1950 West Exchange Place, Suite 400, Tucker.
Seniors needing special assistance regarding transportation should call MARTA Mobility at 404-848-5389.
The DeKalb County Senior Olympic Games is part of National Older Americans Month, which is celebrated in May.