If you’re 50 or “better,” there’s no finer way to stay active than to participate in the Piedmont Plus Senior Games and Silver Arts.
The Piedmont Plus Senior Games and Silver Arts are a year-round wellness and education program. Every April the program culminates with athletic, art, craft and performance competitions that draw hundreds of participants.
The Piedmont Plus Senior Games offer 38 athletic and skill events, including traditional track and field events, team sports such as basketball and softball, recreational sports such as golf and bowling, and tests of skill such as football throwing and spin casting.
Competitions are organized by gender and by age: 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, etc. Mixed pairs are allowed in select events, such as bowling, pickleball and tennis. Gold, silver and bronze medalists for each event qualify for the North Carolina Senior Games, held in Raleigh during September. Medal winners at the state games qualify for the national games held every other year.
For seniors not interested or physically able to compete in sports or games, Silver Arts competitions are offered in 32 categories of heritage, visual, performing and literary arts, including painting, singing, needlecrafts and photography. Silver Arts participants also compete for medals.
Winning a medal is exciting, but the Senior Game and Silver Arts offer much greater rewards for everyone who participates. The games promote an active lifestyle, fun, and fellowship!
Contact Chuck Vestal at 336-727-2325.
3rd Annual Grand Games
25 Grandparents and their children made their way to the Miller Park Recreation Center on March 4 for the third annual Grand Games. Due to the time of year all events are scheduled to be indoors to eliminate weather as a factor. Each team participated in five events in an effort to amass more points than any other team. We had HUGE scores this year as Leon Haynes and his grandson Levi scored more than 340 points. In second place was Jerry Davis and his grandson Jackson. These two teams brought home gold and every other team bought home silver medals as a momento of this very special day together. Afterwards attendees won door prizes ranging from WFU baseball tickets, to exhibition hockey tickets, to bowling and ice skating passes. We look forward to the growth of this event over the next years and hope to see you there soon.
PPSG Informational Brochure [pdf/10kb/2p]
2016 Results for Doubles & Mixed Doubles [pdf/200kb/30p]
2016 Results for Singles [pdf/200kb/50p]
2015 Piedmont Plus Athletics Results [pdf/200kb/23p]
2015 Piedmont Plus Silver Arts Results [pdf/50kb/3p]
SENIOR DISCOUNT CARD AVAILABLE
Come by the Black Phillips Smith Government center (2301 N. Patterson Avenue) to get a senior discount card. You must be 60 years of age or better, present a valid photo ID and pay $.35 if you want your senior card laminated.
See where local discounts are available.