Senior Olympics open Saturday in Woodbridge

More than 1,000 older athletes are expected to participate in three days of events when the 2014 New Jersey Senior Olympic Games open on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 10:00 a.m. during ceremonies outside the Woodbridge Community Center.

The competition is a multi-sport event specifically devoted to adults aged 50+ with events divided into age groups with five years interval.

Regional competitions are held yearly in each state and every two years a nationwide National Senior Olympics event is held.

“Woodbridge Township is proud to host the New Jersey Senior Olympic Games for the eighth consecutive year,” said Mayor John E. McCormac.

“The Woodbridge Community Center stands as a multi-purpose recreational and sporting facility, including a full-size gymnasium, Olympic-size swimming pool, roller skating rink, NHL-size ice skating and hockey rink, a wellness center, walking track, meeting rooms, and recreational and lounge areas,” said McCormac. “The Woodbridge Bowling Center and nearby Colonia Country Club golf course make Woodbridge the ideal home for the New Jersey Senior Olympic games.”

2014 NJ Senior Games Event Schedule

Friday, September 5

Check In (Woodbridge CC) 10 am-Noon

Billiards (Woodbridge CC Age Groups 70+)

Bocce (Woodbridge CC)

10 am

11 am

Bowling (Woodbridge Bowling Center) Squad times are at 10AM, Noon, & 2PM

Miniature Golf (Woodbridge CC)

Pickleball (Warren Park)

9 am-Noon

8:30 am

Tennis (Club at Woodbridge)
participants will be called with draw times after 9/2
9 am

Saturday, September 6

Check In (Woodbridge CC) 8 am-5 pm
Opening Ceremonies (Woodbridge CC) 10 am
Fencing (Woodbridge HS) 8:30 am
Basketball Accuracy & Foul Shooting (Woodbridge CC) 11 am
Billiards (Woodbridge CC, Age Groups 50-69) 11 am
Bocce (Woodbridge CC) 11 am
Bowling (Woodbridge Bowling Center) Squad times at 10 am, Noon, & 2 pm
Horseshoes (Woodbridge CC) 11 am
Pickleball (Warren Park) 8:30 am
Racquetball (Club at Woodbridge) 11 am-5 pm
Swimming (Woodbridge CC) Warm-up: 1 pm, Meet: 2 pm
Table Tennis (Woodbridge HS) 11 am
Tennis (Club at Woodbridge) 9 am-5 pm
Team Softball (Warren Park) 10 am
Track & Field (Woodbridge HS) 11 am

Sunday, September 7

Check In (Woodbridge CC) 8 am-11 am
Basketball 3 on 3 (Woodbridge CC) 9 am
Bocce (Woodbridge CC) 10 am
Cycling (Woodbridge Center Mall, Boscovs Lot) 8 am-11 am
Darts (Woodbridge CC) 10 am
Miniature Golf (Woodbridge CC) 9 am-Noon
Pickleball (Warren Park) 8:30 am
Swimming (Woodbridge CC) Warm-up: Noon, Meet: 1 pm
Team Softball (Warren Park) 10 am
Tennis (Club at Woodbridge) 9 am-5 pm

Other Event Dates

Archery Sunday, 8/24, 10 am, Brookdale Park, Bloomfield
Golf ages 50+ Monday, 10/6, Colonia Country Club, Colonia

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