The Area Agency on Aging is sponsoring the district Masters Games Tournament for Baldwin, Mobile and Escambia counties. The Masters Games of Alabama were organized in 1989 to involve senior adults in recreational activity and fitness. Any resident of the state of Alabama age 50 and older is eligible to participate in the games. The winners for the local events may compete in statewide competitions.
The games will kick off May 4 in Mobile with basketball free throw, billiards, Frisbee throw, Nerfball throw, softball throw, and horseshoes. On June 8 Mobile will host rook. On May 25 shuffleboard, table tennis and checkers will be heldin Orange Beach, followed June 22 with dominos in Chickasaw and Doubles Dominoes June 29 in Robertsdale. Bowling will be held in Spanish Fort on July 14. Opportunities to compete at the state level in swimming, golf and 3-on-3 basketball are also available.
Local champions can compete statewide in Trussville in October 2016, and a chartered bus will be available. South Alabama senior athletes bring back many state medals annually.