This August, an estimated 25,000 visitors from across the United States will flood Stanford University and the San Francisco Bay area for one reason: to cheer on the more than 10,000 athletes who will be competing in the 2009 Summer National Senior Games.
The National Senior Games, which is the largest multi-sport event in the world for men and women aged 50 and older, runs from August 1-15. Athletes will compete in 25 Olympic and traditional sports, including swimming, basketball, cycling, track & field, and archery.
The event is sponsored by our client Stanford Hospital and Clinics and their new Outpatient Center. In addition to providing medical care to the athletes and urgent care for spectators during the Games, Stanford will present free lectures and activities to the public. Topics range from maintaining health for active living to achieving peak performance for competitive athletes.
Admission to the Games is free, so if you’re in the area, stop by and cheer on these inspiring men and women! They are a great reminder for us all to celebrate health and fitness at any age.