TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Prospective Florida Senior Games athletes have just over 30 days to register for the 2019 Florida Senior Games, presented by Humana.
The 28th Annual Florida Senior Games will be held December 6-15, 2019 in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area with action in 23 sports and events for athletes age 50 and over.
Athletes may register for the Games online at www.floridaseniorgames.com. Entry fees begin at $16 with additional charges per event, for sports with multiple events. Registration forms are also available for downloading and printing at www.floridaseniorgames.com. The last day to register for the 2019 Florida Senior Games, presented by Humana, is Wednesday, November 20.
Out-of-state athletes are eligible to compete without a qualifying performance at a Florida Senior Games Series Qualifier for an additional fee.
The Greater Fort Lauderdale area is the eighth Florida community to host the annual Games. The 2019 Games will be held in Southeast Florida for the first time as well. The Games return to the Greater Fort Lauderdale in 2020 and will be a qualifier for the 2021 National Senior Games to be held in the area in the fall of 2020.
The Florida Senior Games and National Senior Games are one of the more than 300 sporting events hosted annually in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area. Through the years, Fort Lauderdale and Broward County have partnered with Miami-Dade County to host the NFL Super Bowl and College Football National Championship Games.
Amateur sporting events held in the area include YMCA and USA National Swimming Championships, Men’s Masters Basketball National Championships, the US Open Table Tennis Championships, the Junior Pan American Games, and Florida High School Track and Field Championships.
The National Hockey League’s Florida Panthers play their home games at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. While the Florida Senior Games is being held in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area, December 6-15, the Panthers will play five home games in Sunrise.
The Panthers host the Columbus Blue Jackets on December 7, the San Jose Sharks on December 9, the Tampa Bay Lightning on December 10, the New York Islanders on December 12 and the Boston Bruins on December 14.
When not competing and enjoying the camaraderie of their fellow athletes, Florida Senior Games competitors can experience Greater Fort Lauderdale’s 23 miles of promenade-lined beachfronts and explore a destination that boasts luxury hotels, an impressive art scene, world-class restaurants, craft breweries, nightlife, shopping, casinos, and the Everglades on its doorstep.
About the Florida Senior Games, presented by Humana
The Florida Senior Games, presented by Humana, are presented annually by the Florida Sports Foundation (FSF), the state’s lead sports promotion and development organization, and a division of Enterprise Florida, Inc. The Foundation works in conjunction with a variety of local sports industry partners to present the different competitions. The Florida Senior Games, presented by Humana, an annual amateur sports tradition in Florida, is part of the state’s $57.4 billion sports industry that accounts for 580,000 jobs statewide.