2024 Florida Senior Games, December, 2-15, Florida's Sports Coast/Pasco County

State of Florida To Be Well Represented at the 2023 National Senior Games

The 2023 National Senior Games begins Friday, July 7 and continues through Tuesday, July 18, in Pittsburgh, PA.  Over the 12 days of competition in 20 sports, a total of 615 Florida athletes will be in action.

For the 2023 National Senior Games, which included softball, in May, more than 11,500 athletes will compete.  Including the eight Florida softball teams, over 750 Florida athletes will compete in the 2023 National Senior Games.  The more than 750 athletes is fourth among all states with athletes in the Games.

Representing the state of Florida are 12 Athletes of the Year ranging from the latest recipients to the 2003 Athlete of the Year.

Florida Senior Games Athletes of the Year at the 2023 National Senior Games
Andrea Collier (2021, Track and Field)
Toby Kaye (2021, Pickleball/Racquetball)
Gabriel Wong (2020, Tennis/Pickleball)
Peggy Peck (2019, Track and Field)
Deb Harrison (2018, Pickleball/Table Tennis)
Brian Hankerson (2018, Track and Field)
Mike Welter (2017, Pickleball)
Rudy Vazmina (2015, Swimming)
Avis Vaught (2010, Track and Field, Softball, Volleyball)
John Shultz (2009, Table Tennis)
Harry Carothers (2004, Basketball)
Madelaine “Tiny” Cazel (2003, Track and Field)

The 2023 National Senior Games Celebration of Athletes will be held, Friday, July 14 at PNC Park, prior to the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants game that begins at 7:05 p.m.  Leading the Florida athletes at the Parade of States will be John Shultz, a table tennis player from Sarasota and Ayenza Matthews, a track and field athlete from Miami.

CLICK HERE for a listing of Florida Athletes by Sport and CLICK HERE for a listing of Florida Athletes by City.

CLICK HERE for the 2023 National Senior Games schedules of events.

Since 2001, nearly 8,000 Florida athletes have registered to compete in the National Senior Games and regularly ranks in the top five of state representation of athletes.