Tennessee Senior Olympics, Inc. recently announced this year’s state finals are coming to Williamson County.
The Tennessee Senior Olympics began in 1981 with a mission that has continued for over 30 years — to promote healthy lifestyles for seniors through fitness, sports, and an active involvement in life. Its programs contribute to the vision of healthy, active and vital senior adults.
Every year thousands of senior adults compete in sanctioned District Olympics held across the state. The 10 championships are held each spring in greater Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Memphis, Jackson, Johnson City, Crossville, Columbia, Martin and Athens. Finalists from these games qualify for the state finals held each summer, and winners there qualify for Nationals held every two years.
Since 1981, the Olympics have grown from 300 participants to almost 4,000 seniors competing statewide in District Olympics events. The largest state finals attracted almost 2,000 participants for the week-long sports celebration.
This year’s 36th annual Tennessee Senior Olympics State Finals will take place June 24 – 30. Here is a list of when and where each sport will be held:
Archery- Williamson County Ag Expo Park, practice times are June 25, 4-7:00 p.m., and competition will begin June 26 at 9 a.m.
Badminton- Franklin Recreation Center, singles tournament begins at 2 p.m. June 26, and doubles is at 8 a.m. June 27
Basketball Skills Events- Battle Ground Academy, all women’s events are on June 28 starting at 9 a.m., and men’s events are June 28 and June 29 starting at 9 a.m. both days
Basketball 3-on-3- Battle Ground Academy, women’s starts at 8 a.m. on June 28, and men’s begins at 8 a.m. on June 29
Bowling- Franklin Entertainment Center, practice times are June 26 starting at 11 a.m., and competition dates are June 27-30 starting at 9 a.m. each day
Cycling- the 5K time trial will be held at Christ Church on June 25 at 6:30 a.m., and the 20K mass start will be June 26 at 6:30 a.m. at the College Grove Recreation Center
Horseshoes- Franklin Recreation Complex, men’s begins at 8 a.m. on June 28, and women’s is at 8 a.m. on June 29
Pickleball- Ravenwood High School and Franklin High School, starting at 9 a.m. on June 28 and 29 and 8 a.m. on June 30
Racquetball- Maryland Farms YMCA, June 27 and 28 beginning at 9 a.m. both days
Road Races- The 5K run and walk will begin at 6:30 a.m. at River Park on June 28, and the 10K will begin at 6:30 a.m. June 30 also at River Park
Shuffleboard- Academy Park, held from June 27-29 beginning at 8 a.m. each day
Softball- Women’s and men’s will be held on June 24 and 25, with a start time yet to be determined, at Fieldstone Farms
Swimming- Indoor Sports Complex in Brentwood, practice times will be June 27 from noon-3 p.m. with competitions on June 28 and 29
Table Tennis- Academy Park, beginning at 9 a.m. June 28
Tennis- Indoor Sports Complex in Brentwood, June 26-30, start times will be given about a week before competition begins
Track and Field- Brentwood High School, June 24-26 beginning at 8 a.m.
Volleyball- Battle Ground Academy, men’s and women’s begin at 9 a.m. on June 25 (if needed), June 26 and June 27
The golf tournament will be held on June 13 and 14 at Crag Course at Heatherhurst in Fairfield Glade, beginning at 8 a.m.
For a complete list of start times, brackets and more, visit tnseniorolympics.com.
The Tennessee Senior Olympics, Inc. is a member of the National Senior Games Association, the largest sporting group in the United States. It is a 501c3 non-profit organization endorsed by the Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
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