April 27, 2011

2011–It’s Our Biggest Ever!

Filed under: General News — gerry @ 7:59 pm

With the 19th season well under way, the Northwest Louisiana District Senior Olympics has posted one alltime best–544 entries.

That figure is the best in the past seven years (when figures are available).

Doyle Blasingame, the District’s coordinator, boldly predicted this year’s games would top 550 and it seems that is almost a lock now. Entries are still coming in and being accepted in events where spots are available.

“Please don’t miss a chance to take part,” Blasingame encouraged seniors who have not posted entries yet.  “We do everything we can to accommodate those that come in past the deadline.  But the earlier you can seek a position in a field the better.  It makes it easier for us to determine if we can include you in an event.”

The march toward 550 began with bean bag baseball April 10.  A total of 16 teams and 180 contestants opened the event.

Here’s a look at attendance in years past:







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