Aging & Family Services of Mineral County proudly sponsors the Mountain State Senior Olympics (formerly Mineral County) in June of each year. This event is held at Potomac State College in Keyser. Annually, over 125 seniors from the surrounding areas participated in a variety of competitions. The competition runs throughout the week and finishes with the awards ceremony on a Friday afternoon. Aging & Family Services of Mineral County began hosting the event in 2002.
The Senior Olympics philosophy is to provide activities for all seniors regardless of age or athletic ability. This ensures the accommodation of all skill levels and promotes an atmosphere of competition while still focusing on the importance of socialization. Events such as the picnic and banquet allow the participants to become better acquainted with each other.
Events at this year’s Senior Olympics include corn hole toss, football throw, softball throw, bocce roll, disc golf, 20-yard dash, ladder ball, bowling, lacrosse, basketball, bean bag toss, horseshoes, golf putting, and soccer kicking.
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