St. Louis Senior Olympics seeks athletes age 50+ and volunteers

A St. Louis Senior Olympics competitor in the 2015 games. This year, the Senior Olympics take place May 26 to 31.

The St. Louis Senior Olympics, the regional competition for athletes aged 50 and older, is actively seeking applications for athletes to participate in more than 90 individual and team events during Memorial Day weekend, May 26 to 31.

From basketball to bocce; soccer, softball and shuffleboard; to tap dancing, tennis and track, the Senior Olympics engage more than 1,100 athletes and hundreds of volunteers at 13 venues across the St. Louis area. The events are open to the public. Athletes must be at least 50 years old, but there is no maximum age.

“It’s truly a community-wide event that provides a meaningful experience for everyone who participates,” said St. Louis Senior Olympics Director Phil Ruben. “We have serious competition, friendly games and performances. We have volunteer opportunities for all ages. And in the end, we have recognition, camaraderie and enduring friendships, all built around the spirit of this great event.”

To register or volunteer, view a complete list of events and venues, or to get more information, visit or call 314-442-3279. Paper registration forms are available at the Jewish Community Center’s Creve Coeur and Chesterfield locations, St. Louis County Library branches, select Fitness Clubs, specialty stores and senior centers throughout the area. The registration deadline is May 9.

The St. Louis Senior Olympics is sponsored in part by Barnes Jewish Hospital, AARP St. Louis, Brown Smith Wallace, Edward Jones, Esse Health, Express Scripts, and Missouri Baptist Hospital. 

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