Sr Olympics/ H Chron 1/31/97

Don Ashley dashley at TENET.EDU
Fri Jan 31 10:07:50 EST 1997

Please pass this notice along to anyone you know who is minimum age 50.

Registration form for the Houston Senior Olympics (HSO) is in Friday
1/31/97 Houston Chronicle 50 Plus section 5.  Dates for competition are
March 13-23,'97. 
Entry fee is $22 and includes most events.  Minimal add'l fees for golf, 
dance, bowling.  $4 discount for early entry by Monday Feb 3, '97.
HSO headquarters phone is 713-551-7250 for info or entry blanks.

All participants who make it to the starting line are winners before the 
gun starts the timer. One primary benefit of entering is the motivation 
it provides for individuals to concentrate on physical fitness before the 
competition.  Many other benefits follow.  The $22 fee is one of the best 
bargains in fitness available anywhere.

Check out the feature on BiRaKit in that section of the Chronicle. There 
is also a BiRaKit clinic and tournament at the University Club in the 
Galleria on at. Feb. 1, 1997  9 am.

Events for individuals or teams include archery, Basketball, cycling, road
race, throwing (football, softball), swimming, track & field (incl discus,
javelin, etc), walk, badminton, BiRaKit, Handball, raquetball, horseshoes,
table tennis, tennis. 

Top three placers (gold, silver, bronze) in each event qualify for Texas
State Senior Olympics. Others who perform at the state minimum criteria
may also compete in state, even if they didn't place. 
There is even a Senior Olympics competition in Bermuda each year. What 
else do you need for motivation?  Remember, exercise, nutrition, and 
stress management are the closest things we have to the fountain of youth 
until they can 'cure the aging process' through technological advances.


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