The Live Oak Rookies repeated as champions of Beanbag Baseball in the Northwest Louisiana District Senior Olympics Assisted Living Division March 17 at Bellaire Fitness Center.
The Rookies took the Gold Medal ahead of the Waterview Wildcats. The Bloom Angels earned the Bronze Medal. In 2016, the Rookies finished ahead of the other Live Oaks team, the Astros, with the Azalea Estates Honey Bees taking the Bronze Medal.
This year’s event drew eight teams and 104 players, one of whom checked in at 102 years of age.
Marilyn Hainey, who began conducting the Assisted Living Division with her husband Dick. said the event gives her a warm feeling. “I know I will have to give it up some time, but when I see the smiles and hear the laughter of the players, it’s hard not to want to come back next year.” She’s been with Northwest District Senior Olympics for 24 years and at the Assisted Living helm for 15.
The District’s Open Division kicks off on Wednesday (March 22) with Beanbag Baseball set for VFW Post 4588 Hall in Bossier City at 9 a.m.