Senior Olympics Set To Open Saturday

WOODBRIDGE—Mayor John E. McCormac, along with representatives from the New Jersey Senior Olympic Committee, Senior Olympians and gold medalists, competing senior athletes, and world-class Olympic competitors and sport champions, will open the 2008 New Jersey Senior Olympic Games at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13 during ceremonies outside the Woodbridge Community Center. 

Woodbridge Senior Olympians and gold medalists will carry the Olympic torch for the opening ceremonies. Dagmara Wozniak, a 2008 Olympic athlete, and world champion pocket billiards player Allen Hopkins will participate in the opening events.  

The New Jersey Senior Olympic Games offer senior athletes 50 years of age and older the opportunity to compete for the gold, silver and bronze in 15 competitive events.  The Senior Olympic Games will take place at sporting venues throughout Woodbridge Township, including the YMCA at the Community Center, The Club at Woodbridge, Warren Park, and the athletic fields at Woodbridge High School. 

The senior competition is part of the “Mayor’s Wellness Campaign” which encourages Township residents – regardless of age – to engage in a healthy and fit lifestyle.  The New Jersey Senior Olympics is part of the National Senior Games Association.

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