Despite cancelling the 2020 Kentucky Senior Games(see below), the Board of the Kentucky Senior Games has set up Outdoor Exercise Grants for non-profits. In the interest of healthy life styles for seniors, grants of up to $750 are available to non-profits who have been hit hard by the effects of the coronavirus and the downturn of the economy. Click the following link for the grant application. Senior Outdoor Exercise Grant
The Board of the Kentucky Senior Games met May 28 and has decided to cancel the 2020 Kentucky Senior Games which were scheduled for August and September. The Kentucky Senior Games are a series of 25 sports for those 50 and over. This year’s events were the qualifying events for the 2021 National Senior Games to be held in Fort Lauderdale. This year’s event had expected to attract more than 800 competitors from 25 states. 70% of those competitors would be over 60 years of age, the most vulnerable group for the Coronavirus. For the safety of all participants, officials and volunteers, the events have been cancelled. The National Senior Games has set up alternative methods of qualifying for next year’s National Games. See the link below for the alternative qualifying procedure.
Basically if you qualified in 2016 or 2018 for the Birmingham and Albuquerque games, you are qualified for 2021. There will be a registration period for all those qualified athletes. After that there will be an open registration for anyone who was not able to qualify. We hope to see you all at the Kentucky Senior Games in 2021. Stay safe. Stay healthy.
We have added a 40-49 Masters age division. This division is just for the Kentucky Senior Games. There is no qualifying for this division for the nationals as the National Senior Games are for ages 50+ only.
Also we have an adaptive sports division for each competition as well as special emphasis for entries for our disabled veterans. Non-ambulatory veterans are eligible for free entry in to the Kentucky Senior Games. Email Fmiklavcic2@gmail.com for information on this program.
Entry deadlines August 14 for August events, September 2 for September events
Get ready for the 2019 Kentucky Senior Games-August-September-
Congratulations to those Kentuckians who competed in the 2019 National Senior Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in June. Kentucky athletes brought home 16 gold, 12 silver, and 13 bronze in the toughest National Senior Games yet.
Congratulations to those Kentuckians who competed in the 2017 National Senior Games in Birmingham, Alabama, in June. Kentucky athletes brought home 32 gold, 18 silver and 23 bronze medals. Top eight got on the awards stand and we also had ten 4ths, eight 5ths, thirteen 6ths, eight 7ths, and eighteen 8th places. Great Job!!!! Thanks for representing.
KY Athletes Succeed at 2015 Nationals
Kentucky athletes posted 26 golds, 16 silvers, and 7 bronze medals during the National Senior Games in Minneapolis, July 3-16, 2015. Jim Blackwell set an NSGA record in the Men’s 75-79 High Jump.
The goal of the Kentucky Senior Games is to maintain or improve the physical, mental, and emotional health of all Kentuckians 50 years of age and over through a year-round program of fitness and health promotion, as well as providing competitive opportunities for those 40-49, even though those athletes do not move on to the National Senior Games. This is accomplished through seasonal competitions at local, regional, and state levels.
The Kentucky Senior Games encourages older adults to stay active and fit, revive past fitness and recreational skills or learn new ones. Social events, ceremonies, and the arts are also an integral part of this successful program.
The Kentucky Senior Games programs are fun and challenging. Please come and join us! You will be glad you did
All men and women 50 years of age and over are eligible to participate in the Kentucky Senior Games as well as those 40-49 in the masters division. We also accept out of state participants.
The Kentucky Senior Games is the only qualifying site in the state of Kentucky for the National Senior Games.