The Northwest Louisiana District Senior Olympics opened its 23rd edition over the weekend and welcomed nearly 300 competitors in Beanbag Baseball’s Open and Senior Living divisions.
“We’re over the 400 entries mark already,” said Bette Turner, in charge of keeping the data base up for the district. Entry deadline is April 10 to insure being included in events of your choice. Entries are accepted later than the 10th but then are subject to availability in various events. “We would rarely turn down a competitor, but entering early helps us prepare our events early and run them off smoothly,” Turner said. She estimates bettering the 475 entry mark of a year ago. Those wishing to enter the sports and games carnival for men and women 50 years of age and older can use the entry blank from this website.
NOTE–The Northwest District welcomes competitors from 40 through 49 years of age in the six track events, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1,500 meters (use entry form in this website).
This year’s Northwest Louisiana District Senior Olympics will run through June 2 (see schedule in this website). The games are sanctioned by the LSOG (Louisiana Senior Olympic Games state competition) and act as qualifying for state in discus, shot put, javelin, golf, table tennis, advanced horse shoes, singles shuffleboard and singles bowling.
Beanbag champions in the two divisions will be decided later in the month of April. Next up on the schedule is washer pitch for competitors from the Senior Living Division April 10. Golf on April 24 at Shreveport Country Club is the next Open Division competition.