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Senior games coming up next week

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Douglas County will host the third annual Northern Nevada Senior Games May 12-21.

The games are open to people 49 years of age by Oct. 1 and older.

“It’s a great way to enjoy competing with people your own age, meet new friends and get involved with your community,” said Douglas senior services supervisor Kathy Maidlow.

Activities will be held in Lake Tahoe, Minden, Gardnerville and Carson City, with a variety of competitive events, including golf, racquetball, swimming, volleyball, tennis and bowling, plus many more sporting and fun events.

Registration fee is $20. The fee lets entrants participate in as many sports as they want, with the exception of the three extra pay sports – golf, $30; bowling, $1.25 per game; and swimming, $3 per day. Entrants will receive a T-shirt and admission to the opening ceremonies.

For more information or to pick up an entry form, call 782-8267 or drop by the senior center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sponsorships help support these activities and participants, Maidlow said.

Costs of sponsorships are Diamond Sponsor, $1,000; Gold Sponsor, $750; Silver Sponsor, $500; and Bronze Sponsor, $250, according to Maidlow.

On the board of directors for the games are Warren Bottino, Greg Hubbard, Scott Morgan and Maidlow.

Games 2000 sponsors include:

– Diamond sponsors. $1,000, Carson Surgical Group.

– Silver sponsors. $500, Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.

– Bronze sponsors. $250, Smith’s Food and Drug, Carson Valley Residential Care, Carson Valley Eldercare Coalition, William Hamilton, Highland Nursery, Carson Valley Medical Center, Sierra Pacific Power and Sierra Vision Center.

– Business card ads. $150, Stor-All in Gardnerville, James O’Reilly, Stockdale Creative Marketing and Advertising, Douglas Disposal and Riverview Manor.

– Door prizes. Sharkey’s, Las Margaritas, Tahoe Queen, Adaven Cards and Gifts, Denny’s, Tropical Tan, Lada Trimble Watercolor Class, Auto Parts Depot, Carson Valley Inn, Bouquet and Bouquet, Carson Valley Country Club, Pizza Barn, Heidi’s Restaurant, Hair Cottage and Minden Card Sharks.