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Volunteers are still needed to support The Games
PITTSBURGH – The 2023 National Senior Games presented by Humana, the largest multi-sport event in the world for senior athletes, will open registration to all athletes 50 years and older without requiring qualification. The 2023 Games will take place in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania July 7-18.
The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) decided to make this exception to fairly accommodate athletes who did not have qualifying events near them due to ongoing challenges as a result of the pandemic. The open entry parameter was only approved for the final month of registration, allowing qualified athletes ample time to register.
Under this adjustment, anyone age 50 or older as of Dec. 31, 2022, is eligible to enter any of the 20 sports being offered. The open entry parameter begins March 30 and ends with the close of all registration on May 2. The maximum number of registrants will be limited for certain sports and could reach capacity at any point during the process. Complete registration information and online registration is available at nsga.com/registration.
“Offering open registration ensures that none of our past athletes will be left out, and it’s also a new opportunity for athletes to compete who may not have heard about us, particularly people who live in close proximity of The Games,” said NSGA Interim CEO Sue Hlavacek. “Pittsburgh is situated within one day’s driving range of several states, allowing an opportunity for new athletes to come and experience competition, camaraderie and fun! Once they do, they will likely come back.”
“The 2023 National Senior Games are going to inject the Pittsburgh region with excitement and energy this summer,” said SportsPITTSBURGH Executive Director Jennifer Hawkins. “These Games are a great opportunity for first-time visitors to experience Pittsburgh while also focusing on their fitness. We certainly encourage all who are interested in participating to take advantage of this great opportunity.”
Volunteers are still needed to support The Games this summer, as more than 10,000 athletes are anticipated to descend on Pittsburgh. Those interested in volunteering can find more information and register for various available roles at nsga.com/volunteer/.
“We want to see the local community come out in droves, whether they’re competing, volunteering or cheering on the athletes and getting inspired by their stories, strength, determination, commitment and spirit,” added Hawkins.
To learn more about these events, please visit SportsPITTSBURGH.com.
As the sports development division of VisitPITTSBURGH, SportsPITTSBURGH’s primary goal is to attract and host a wide variety of sporting events while providing planners and local stakeholders with the expertise and professionalism required to host a world-class event in the Pittsburgh region.