First Ever Brooklyn Senior Games Open This Week

State Sen. Jesse Hamilton
State Sen. Jesse Hamilton

New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton (Central Brooklyn) and the City’s Parks Department in partnership with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, City Councilman Robert Cornegy (Bedford-Stuyvesant) and State Senator Kevin Parker (Flatbush, Midwood, Kensington, Windsor Terrace) will present the long awaited Brooklyn Senior Games beginning with a Torch Relay run by senior athletes throughout the borough.

Brooklyn Senior Games promotes a positive senior image and encourages life-long fitness activities. The Games will celebrate Brooklyn seniors (age +50) while offering competitive games like bowling, swimming, table tennis, track and field and more!

“I’m proud to work with colleagues, NYC agencies, and community partners across Brooklyn to highlight Brooklyn senior citizen athletes and announce the upcoming Senior Games. These accomplished men and women demonstrate that staying active has no age limit. I invite the public to cheer on these athletes and wish all the participants the best as they go for gold,” said Hamilton.

Adams noted the golden years are a time of life for seniors to remain active by pursuing interests that might have been deferred by work or raising a family.

“At the Brooklyn Senior Games, our senior track stars, tennis aces, and champion swimmers will have an opportunity to get back in the game, improving their fitness and enjoying the glories of competitive sports,” said Adams.

City Councilman Robert Cornegy Jr
City Councilman Robert Cornegy Jr

Cornegy said for many years, he has supported the borough’s seniors as they have competed with pride on the state level and bought home the gold.

“This year, I am extremely proud to co-host the Brooklyn Senior Games in my beloved borough. Our seniors have provided us with an awesome legacy and we are proud beneficiaries of their leadership in the areas of health, wellness and active living,” he said.

Below is a schedule of the games.

Overview of Brooklyn Senior Games 2016
Date Time Scheduled Where
May 9 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM Torch Relay run by Brooklyn Senior Games Athletes Beginning at McCarren Recreation Center and ending at Brownsville Recreation Center (Torch route details below)
May 10 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Torch Relay – run by Senator Hamilton Beginning at Brownsville Recreation Center and ending at St. Johns Recreation Center, 1251 Prospect Place Brooklyn NY 11213
9:00AM – 12:00 PM Opening Ceremony

Open to Public

St. Johns Recreation Center, 1251 Prospect Place Brooklyn NY 11213
12:30 – 2:30 PM GAMES BEGIN Shuffle Board St. Johns Recreation Center, 1251 Prospect Place Brooklyn NY 11213
1:00 PM Bowling Strike 10 – 6161 Strickland Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11234
May 11 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Board Games, Basketball, and Swimming St. Johns Recreation Center, 1251 Prospect Place Brooklyn NY 11213
May 12 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Board Games Basketball

Swimming (5 meets)

St. Johns Recreation Center, 1251 Prospect Place Brooklyn NY 11213

 

8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Track (6 meets)

NY Road Runners Club

Ocean Breeze Recreation Center , 625 Father Capodanno Blvd, New York, 10305
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Swimming (5 meets)

 

St. Johns Recreation Center, 1251 Prospect Place Brooklyn NY 11213
May 13 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Board Games, Table Tennis, Pickleball St. Johns Recreation Center, 1251 Prospect Place Brooklyn NY 11213
May 14 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Closing Awards Ceremony St. Johns Recreation Center, 1251 Prospect Place Brooklyn NY 11213

 

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