Welcome Huntsman World Senior Games/ October 3 - 15, 2011 / Southern Utah / Celebrating 25 Years!
From October 3 - 15, 2011, southern Utah will play host to senior athletes from 60 different countries who will compete in the Huntsman World Senior Games. Approximately 10,000 athletes, aged 50 years plus will participate in the Games. Since 1987, the Games has been an intregal part of Washington County. The excitement builds year after year as more countries become involved in the world's premier senior athletic event. There is no other like it in the world and draws people from as far as Japan to Russia and from Alaska to Australia and now Kangakstan! Thank you Jon and Karen Huntsman for your ongoing vision of participation, peace and togethership!
The Opening Ceremonies are a sight to behold as the athletes march in, bringing them together with all the event volunteers and the area's youth and the special guest speaker at this year's event is 7-time olympic medalist Shannon Miller. She continues to be the Most Decorated American Gymnast medalist, male or female.
Opening Ceremonies will be on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2010, 7:00 p.m. at Hansen Stadium located at Dixie State College, 500 S 700 E, St George, Utah...and it's FREE to the public!
The Bellamy Brothers will be headlining at the Dixie State College Burns Arena for the Concert & Celebration venue, singing their greatest hits that include, "Let Your Love Flow" and "If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me." It promises to be an entertaining evening for all who attend!
- The Bellamy Brothers
- October 11 at 7:00 pm
- Dixie State College Burns Arena
- Free to Games participants and one guest, non-participants $12 or $15 day of show. To purchase tickets call (435) 652-7800 or visit tickets.dixie.edu.
The following sport categories that will be played throughout the Games are as follows:
- Basketball Shoot
- Cowboy Action Shooting
- Lawn Bowling
- Mountain Biking
- Road Races
- Shooting-Trap & Sport Clays
- Square Dance
- Table Tennis
- Track & Field
There's so much to see and do and by participating, whether volunteering or playing, you can say that you were involved in helping to bring people from all over the globe together in peaceful participation.