DeKalb Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs to Host Senior Olympics

Dekalb County

The 35th Annual DeKalb County Senior Olympic Games will be held for ages 50 and older, May 6 – May 17. The kickoff for the games will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 6 at Exchange Intergenerational Recreation Center, 2771 Columbia Drive, Decatur, Ga. 30034. Registration is now open.

The Olympic-style sports festival will include free-throw basketball, bowling, track and field, billiards, swimming, table tennis, line dancing, water volleyball and more. Events will be held at various venues across the county.

Participants are encouraged to compete as a team or enter individual events. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each event. Seniors needing special assistance regarding transportation should call MARTA Mobility at 404-848-5389. 

To complete an application online, please click here or apply at your local recreation center. All applications must be submitted by April 26.

The DeKalb County Senior Olympic Games, which is open to all residents of DeKalb County as well as residents from surrounding counties, is part of National Older Americans Month, which is celebrated in May.

For more information, contact LaShanda Davis, Recreation, and Parks and Cultural Affairs public relations specialists, at 404-710-6331or 404-371-2711.