WOODBRIDGE — Mayor John E. McCormac, the New Jersey Senior Olympic Committee, Senior Olympians and competing Senior athletes, and statewide elected officials will open the 2010 New Jersey Senior Olympic Games on Saturday, Sept. 11, during ceremonies outside the Woodbridge Community Center.
Woodbridge Township Senior Olympians and gold medallists will carry the Olympic torch for the opening ceremonies. The Olympic torch will be handed to Senior Olympian Emma Hendrickson – a 101-year-old Gold Medal winner and Olympic competitor in bowling.
U.S. Olympic athlete Dagmara Wozniak (a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Fencing & Saber Team and Woodbridge Township resident), along with Senior Olympians from across the state, will participate in the Opening events. The Senior Olympics will offer a memorial and remembrance service to the victims and first responders of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attack on the World Trade Center, U.S. Pentagon, and the victims of United Airlines Flight 93.
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 16 competitive events. The Senior Olympic Games will take place through Sunday, Sept. 12, at sporting venues throughout Woodbridge Township, including the Woodbridge Community Center and YMCA, 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 are part of the National Senior Games Association.
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