Over a hundred athletes plus a number of teams have already entered the 2010 Manteca Senior Games taking place May 8-15.
“Interest is way up over last year,” noted Linda Abeldt, executive director of the Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Last year the inaugural Manteca Senior Games attracted 300 participants plus their spouses.
The games this year include softball, basketball, volleyball, martial arts, BMX, tennis, pickle ball, track and field events, as well as dancing.
The Manteca Senior Games serves as a qualifying event for the California Senior Games Championships.
Age divisions are primarily in five-year increments starting with ages 50 to 54. Placement in team sports is based on the age of the youngest competitor as of April 30, 1010.
There is a $30 registration fee for reach individual event. Team fees are higher. There are gold, silver, and bronze medals award in all events.
Manteca Senior Games sponsors are Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau, Golden State Karate Association, Manteca District Ambulance Service, Andersons209 BMX, Doctors Hospital of Manteca, Woodbridge at Del Webb, Comfort Keepers, City of Manteca, Big League Dreams, The Commons at Union Ranch, Merrill Gardens Senior Living, Prestige Senior Living, Manteca Unified School District, Boys and Girls Club of Manteca, Manteca Sports Commission, Future Stars 2000’s Youth Tennis Program, MJ Consulting, and Central Valley Screen-Printing & Embroidery.
For more information go to the CVB website at www.visitmanteca.org, call 823-7229 or drop by the Manteca Visitors Center that is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.