April, 2013 
2013 Bay Area Senior Games
Update for Athletes

You Are Invited to Party!  

May 20, 6:00 PM - 8:00pm 

Sports Basement's Celebration for Athletes 


Sports Basement Celebration and presentation of the Encore Cup Trophies.


The Encore Cup Trophy is proof that "the competition never ends".


All athletes and their guests are invited to attend the Closing Celebration.


1. Refreshments

2. Drawings for cool prizes

3.Presentation of the Encore Trophies for Soccer, Water Polo and Rugby

4. Special Announcement regarding the 2014 Games

5.10% off on all purchases 


Sports Basement, 1177 Kern Ave. Sunnyvale

408.732.0300 in the Community Room 



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The Sherry Posthumous Memorial Tournament, will be postponed due to scheduling conflicts. Barbra Higgins, Sports Chair,, explains,"We want to be sure all area fencers can join us at this tournament in Sherry's honor, so we will announce a new date - most likely in August." In the meantime, all fencers are invited to the Torch Relay, Pasta Dinner and the Closing Ceremonies at Sports Basement.



Registration Now Open For These 2013 Games in California!



It is an exciting time in Palo Alto as we kick off the 2013 Bay Area Senior Games with our first sport - Badminton, April 27 - followed by the Triathlon on April 28th. We are fortunate to have a partnership with the popular Stanford Treeathlon, whose organizers have created a special Senior Games Division within the Treeathlon.


While all sport registrations have not closed, it looks like there will be over 1000 athletes for this years Games. Track and Field and Racquetball are next up on Saturday, May 4.   Volleyball, Bocce, Lawn Bowling and Golf follow with the final and biggest weekend coming on May 18 and 19! Admission is free to all.


See the boxes for a complete schedule, more information about the 2013 Solar Torch Relay and a special invitation to a Closing Party and Awards at Sports Basement on Monday, May 20. 


See you at the Games!



And as usual, we look forward to hearing from you at with any suggestions and comments. 

Chair - California Senior Games Association

Chair - 2013 Bay Area Senior Games 

1960 Olympian    


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We salute the Sponsors of the  

2013 Bay Area Senior Games 

Please join us in a salute to our 2013 Bay Area Games Sponsors.  We simply could not do the Games without their support, interest and enthusiasm. Many sponsors will be at the Games, especially on the "Big Weekend" of May 18 and 19. Please stop and thank them - they are an important part of the Bay Area Senior Games Family!


Humana, Blue Shield, Hobees, City of Palo Alto, Stanford Athletics, Sports Basement, Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee (BASOC) and Whole Foods Market and their partners. 








Solar Torch Runners Relay and Salute to Athletes on Friday, May 17, 5pm at Stanford, Pac 12 Plaza. 


Everyone is invited to join us to salute the athletes of the 2013 Bay Area Senior Games at the  Solar Torch Relay beginning at 5:00pm on the Stanford Campus at Pac 12 Plaza. The relay will be followed by the traditional Pasta Dinner at Jimmy's Sports Caf� on the Stanford Campus at 6:00pm. Solar Torch runners include athete representatives from each Senior Games Sport, sponsor representatives, volunteers and Olympians who will be walking, jogging or running the route carrying the torch which was specially created for the 2009 Summer National Senior Games - a solar-powered, first-of-its-kind Olympic torch, crafted from the wood of an ancient redwood tree and topped with high-efficiency LED lights for a bright flame fueled only by solar-charged batteries.  

In 2009 we said, "The Senior Games competitors, like the torch that was specially designed for them, are trailblazers and shining examples of how ingenuity, effort, perseverance and vision create a vital new paradigm that promotes health and sustainability for people and the planet." This comment is true in 2013 as well.

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Badminton- California Badminton Academy 46049 Warm Springs Blvd. Fremont 8:30am start


Sunday, April 28, 2013

Stanford Treeathlon, Special Senior Division, Redwood Shores


Saturday, May 4, 2013

Rick Milam Memorial Track & Field Meet - Cobb Track & Angell Field, Stanford 8:00am start

Road Race - Stanford Track 5K 8:00 a.m. start

Race Walk- Stanford Cobb Track 9:00 am start, 1500 Meters- 5000 12:45 p.m.

Racquetball- Silicon Valley YMCA, 755 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto 9:00 am start


Monday, May 10 - May 28th, 2013

Bocce- Campo di Bocce 175 E. Vineyard Ave. Livermore (Various dates men's & women's division check website)


Saturday, May 11, 2013

Volleyball- 4000 Middlefield Rd. Cubberley Gym, Palo Alto 9:00am start


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Volleyball- 4000 Middlefield Rd. Cubberley Gym, Palo Alto 9:00am start


Tuesday, May 14-16, 2013

Lawn Bowling- 474 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto 9 am start


Friday, May 17, 2013

Golf - Shoreline Golf Links -2940 North Shoreline Blvd. Mt. View Check in: 8:00am,  Tee off, 8:30 am


Solar Torch Relay

Stanford 5:00 p.m. (Pac 12 Plaza) 


Pasta Feed Stanford 6:00 p.m. (Jimmy's Sport Caf�)


Saturday, May 18, 2013

Archery- Black Mountain Bowman Range, Avenue Espana. San Jose

Basketball - Men's (3 x 3) at Ford Center, Stanford - 9:00 am start; Free Throw Contest directly following games (approx. 2pm)

Feats of Strength at Harder Arena, Castro Valley, 9:00 am start


- Sherry Posthumous Memorial Tournament, Arrillaga Recreation Center, Stanford MOVED TO AUGUST 


Rugby- Steuber Rugby Field, Stanford 9:00 am start

Swimming at Avery Aquatic Center, Stanford 8:00 am start

Soccer at El Camino Fields, Stanford, 9:00 am start

Table Tennis- Pong Planet, 848 Brittan, San Carlos 9:00 am start

Water Polo at Avery Aquatic Center, 8:00 am start


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Archery-Black Mountain Bowman Range, Avenue Espana, San Jose



Cycling-Canada Road, San Mateo County (at Hwy 92) 7:30 a.m. start

Fencing- Sherry Posthumous Memorial Tournament, Arrillaga Recreation Center,

Stanford 10:00 am start (register at

Soccer at El Camino Fields, Stanford, 9:00 am start

Water Polo at Avery Aquatic Center, 8:00 am start


Admission to watch all sports is free and open to the public.

Schedule subject to change.


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