Personal Best Tour Blogs
Each year since 2013 we have visited selected states to promote the Personal Best program. We introduce some of our Personal Best Award athletes who are examples of healthy aging on and off the field. Our goal is to inspire others to action and show that “It’s Never Too Late to Get in the Game.”
Follow along as we post blog entries recapping our Personal Best Tour events and some of the sport action and other athletes that we meet during our visits. Make sure to read all of the inspiring athlete features on the Personal Best page!
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FALMOUTH, MA – The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) visited the recent Massachusetts Council on Aging (NCOA) annual conference to make a workshop presentation highlighted with recognition of 85-year-old Amy Hicks as the first senior athlete from the state to be honored with the its “Personal Best Award.” Hicks also received a congratulatory citation signed
Nearly 300 athletes and friends gathered for the 2018 Idaho Senior Games (ISG) kickoff BBQ held on August 2nd at scenic Julia Davis Park in downtown Boise. They got more meat than just tasty chicken and pulled pork with an NSGA Personal Best presentation recognizing 78-year-old Boise athlete Dick Johnson, who inspires others to pursue
Father and son senior pole vaulters Chuck and Phil Milliman knew they were being honored with two awards, including NSGA Personal Best recognition, at the opening social event on July 20, 2018 for the 22nd edition of the Washington State Senior Games (WSSG). However, the gregarious duo, who have been in The Games since 2003
Personal Best Tour – November 5, 2016, Dover, Delaware NSGA’s visit to the Delaware Senior Olympics annual award luncheon could not have been better timed. DSO just completed its 25th anniversary games and wanted to do something special for this year’s gathering. So, in addition to presenting a Personal Best Award to 77-year-old Georgia Billger
Personal Best Tour – September 10, 2016, Milwaukee, Wisconsin In Photo: Don Hoeppner is congratulated for his Personal Best Award by NSGA CEO Marc T. Riker, along with Wisconsin Senior Olympics President John White (left) and Executive Director Mollie Bartelt. NSGA visited the swimming competitions for the 2016 Wisconsin Senior Olympics at Shorewood
Personal Best Tour – June 27, 2016, Franklin, Tennessee In Photo: NSGA CEO Marc T. Riker (right) with Personal Best athlete Eleanor Pendergraft (holding certificate) along with (l to r) Tennessee Senior Olympics Board Chair Lisa Wright, Executive Director Christine Dewbre and triathlete Barbara Bogart, who first encouraged her to get into the games.
The 2016 Personal Best health and wellness initiative took to the road with a presentation to 60-year-old Colorado athlete Tom McAdam at the Celebration of Athletes kickoff event for the 39th annual Rocky Mountain Senior Games held in Greeley, Colorado. After introductions by RMSG President and NSGA Board Vice Chair Kate Amack (shown in award
The 2015 Florida Senior Games began with an awards ceremony to honor their 2014 Games Athletes of the Year, Walt Deal and Danuta Kubelik. Both are past National Senior Games competitors. Also at the ceremony was State Representative Kathleen Peters, second from right and City of Clearwater Government Mayor, George Cretekos. It was the first
For the first time, NSGA presented two Personal Best athlete awards in one state visit. The “Las Vegas Double Down” happened because we first selected 60-year-old tennis player and cancer survivor Brenda Talley (left in photo), who is also the director of the Nevada Senior Games. A big reason why she became the games director
The list of celebrities and notables who have joined us on our Personal Best tour stops include Olympians, a college football champion quarterback, a Grammy winner, a US Army general, the director of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, and a slew of local and state dignitaries and civic leaders. On this visit,