Dear Athletes and Friends:
It is hard to believe the 2013 Holiday Season has arrived. I hope for all of you that 2013 has been a good year. Please join me in congratulating all the 500 plus California Senior Games athletes who headed to Cleveland to compete this summer. I was able to get the results for the California athletes and medal winners - and they are posted at www.californiaseniorgames.org.
We have been working on the calendar for 2014 - many of you have called or emailed for dates. I appreciate your patience. Lots of details go into the scheduling - dates for individual sport national championships, availability of venues, relationship to other regional games in California.
Listed below are the dates for the 2014 Games. Check out the November Second Chance Games.
February 6 -9 Palm Desert Senior Games
March 8 & 9 Bear Valley Winter Games (Cross Country
March 15 & 16 Bear Valley Winter Games (Downhill)
May 4 - 18 Bay Area Senior Games
May 30 - June 8 Wine Country Games
May 30 - June 29 Pasadena Senior Games
August 22 - September 28 San Diego Senior Games State Championships - qualifying competition for 2015 Summer National Senior Games in Minneapolis.
November 8 - November 11 "Second Chance" State Championships in the Wine Country & Bay Area
After a long (multi -year) discussion, the NSGA has approved a second qualifier for California - this in recognition of how big our state is and the distances that California athletes have to travel to qualify. Thus,
San Diego will be the State Championship qualifier and the Wine Country Games and the Bay Area Senior Games will work together to hold a "Second Chance Senior Games" qualifier in November. We are delighted at the opportunity that will allow as many California athletes to qualify for 2015 Summer National Senior Games as possible.
Happy training and Happy Holidays to all..
Anne Warner Cribbs
Chair, California Senior Games Association