State Senior Games

September 8, 2022 7:00AM-September 11, 2022 12:00PM

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE SOUTH DAKOTA SENIOR GAMES

In 1984 the Division of Adult Services and Aging of the South Dakota Department of Social Services established the South Dakota Senior Games.   The purpose was to encourage Seniors to become involved in, as well as maintain on-going physical exercise.  The Games have served as a very significant motivation for hundreds of Seniors from South Dakota as well as Seniors in other geographical locations as they prepare to participate in this State-wide event, as well as other Regional and National Senior Games Competitions.

The State Senior Games will be held in Watertown. SD on September 8-11, 2022.  They will be held at various locations in the Watertown with the Track & field events are scheduled to be held in Hayti, SD, due to the Watertown Track is being remodeled.  These games are for anyone above 50-yrs.  Some of the sports will be Golf, Basketball, Pickel ball, Swimming, Frisby golf, Horseshoes, Badminton, Road races, Bicycling, Archery, & Softball to name a few.  Contestants will receive medals for first, Second, & third.  They will also have the chance to qualify for Nationals.