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Senior Games and Silver Arts: Let’s go seniors!

Photo: Mecklenburg County Parks

Jan. 31. Are you over 50 and still have a competitive streak? Then the Mecklenburg County Senior Games and SilverArts are for you.

Registration for the 2024 Mecklenburg County Senior Games and SilverArts, which will be held from April to June, will run Feb. 5-23, with early bird rates—$15 for Mecklenburg County residents and $18 for nonresidents—in effect.

From Feb. 24 to the registration deadline of March 8, the standard rates of $25 for residents and $30 for nonresidents will apply.

To register, click here.

About the Senior Games

Athletic events offered at Senior Games include bowling, cycling, swimming, and track and field events. Tournament-style events for billiards, horseshoes and croquet will also be held. There will be multiple racket events as well, including tennis, table tennis, badminton, racquetball and pickleball.

About the SilverArts

SilverArts is a celebration of the creative expression of seniors and are a major component of the traditional athletic competition of Senior Games.

SilverArts categories include literary arts for entries in essay, short story and poems. Visual arts include pastels, photography, sculpture and watercolors.

Performing arts will include vocal, comedy and line dancing showcases. Cheerleading squads in groups small, medium, and large compete at the local level.

Heritage arts include a display of skills in local basket weaving, crocheting, knitting, needlework, quilting, stained glass, pottery, weaving, woodcarving and woodworking.