The Torrance County 50+ Games invites residents who will be 50 or older by December 31, 2014, to enter the Games. There will be 20 different sports. To be eligible for the New Mexico State Senior Olympic Games in Roswell in July, local participation in the Torrance County 50+ Games is required. The games will start on February 15 and run through May 25.
The entry fee is $5 per person for one sport and $8 for two to three sports or $10 for four or more sports. Entry forms are available at the senior centers in Estancia, Moriarty and Mountainair. Registration deadline is five (5) days prior to the event.
For additional information and to sign-up for these great events, please call Jerry Melaragno at 847-0402. You can also visit nmseniorolympics.org for additional information.
Here’s a sample of what games you can expect: The kick-off will be February 15th at the Estancia School’s auxiliary gym. Huachas at 9 a.m., Soccer and Frisbee accuracy at 1 p.m. and Basketball skills at 2 p.m.
The games will continue on February 22 with shuffleboard at 1 p.m. at the Mountainair Senior Center.
February 23 there will be shuffleboard doubles at 10 a.m. at the Mountainair Senior Center.
March 8 there will be air gun events at 9 a.m. at Mag’s Indoor Shooting Range in Moriarty.
March 10 there will be pickleball singles, doubles and mixed doubles at 9 a.m. at the Dr. Saul Community Center in Mountainair.