The South Carolina Senior Sports Classic is a network of year round Local Games, Invitational Sporting Events and a State Games competition held each May. It is designed to get adults up and moving through sports. As the sanctioned site for the National Senior Games Association, the SCSSC qualifies athletes to advance to the National Senior Games every other year.
Local Games are required to offer at least 9 of the State's sanctioned sports. There are 26 sports and 82 events conducted at the State Games. Team events like basketball, softball and volleyball; endurance activities like swimming, cycling, and track & field; skill events like archery, bowling and golf; as well as recreational sports like shuffleboard, horseshoes and pickleball are offered.
Anyone 40 years old and older is eligible to participate in the State Games. Some sport specific Invitational events also have an open division for those 19 and over.
No. The State Games usually has 10-20 different states represented.