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Register for the 34th Annual DC Senior Games

Thursday, April 20, 2017

DPR Customer Service: (202) 673-7647
DPR/DC State Coordinator: Jennifer Hamilton, (202) 664-7153, jennifer.hamilton@dc.gov
DPR Media Contacts: Gwendolyn Crump (202) 288-6027, gwendolyn.crump@dc.gov

(Washington, DC) - The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced today that there is still time to register for the 34th Annual DC Senior Games. Online registration will end Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 12pm and in person registration will end Friday, May 12, 2017 at 12:00pm, however early registration is highly recommended. The DC Senior Games (DCSG) are scheduled to take place Monday, May 1 - Monday, May 15, 2017 at various locations throughout the District of Columbia. Participants can register in-person at any recreation center; download and submit the application in-person; or register online.

There is a $40 registration fee per athlete. The registration fee includes all entrance fees and a t-shirt. If submitting a paper application, all payments are to be made in the form of a personal check, cashiers check or money order; made payable to "DC Treasurer." If registering online, payment is due at the time of registration via credit card or debit card only.

The DC Senior Games opening ceremony will take place on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 10 am at the legendary Howard Theatre, located at 620 T Street NW. The closing ceremony will take place at the Howard Theatre on Monday, May 15th at 10 am.

The DC Senior Games is a yearly competition, hosted by DPR and sanctioned by the National Senior Games Association (NSGA) that brings together seniors from across the District to participate in athletic activities, while promoting healthy living for a longer, more robust life. Each year, the DC Senior Games features activities including: basketball, bowling, horseshoe toss, pickleball, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field.

Athletes who had participated in the 2015 and 2016 DC Senior Games have qualified to compete in the National Senior Games, which are held every odd numbered year. The 2017 National Senior Games will be held Friday, June 2 - Thursday, June 15, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama.

For additional information about the DC Senior Games, including how to volunteer, please call (202) 664-7153.

About DPR

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) provides quality urban recreation and leisure services for residents and visitors to the District of Columbia. DPR supervises and maintains area parks, community facilities, swimming pools and spray parks, and neighborhood recreation centers. The agency also coordinates a wide variety of recreation and educational programs including sports leagues, youth development, therapeutic recreation, aquatic programming, outdoor adventure, camping, and senior citizen activities. Adaptive programs and facilities are available for persons with disabilities.