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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

The 2019 St. Louis Senior Olympics will take place May 23-28. File photo

The J plans St. Louis Senior Olympics for Labor Day weekend

STAFF REPORT July 6, 2021

After missing a year due to the pandemic, St. Louis Senior Olympics will return this year — over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3 to 6 —the Jewish Community Center has announced. The 2021 event marks the 41st year of the St. Louis Senior Olympics,...

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

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

April 21, 2016

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...

Wendell Roehrs competes in the triple jump event during the 32nd Annual Senior Olympics. File photo: Mike Sherwin

JCC gears up for ’12 Senior Olympics

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT May 16, 2012

Participation in the 33rd Annual St. Louis Senior Olympics spans the generations from the Baby Boomers to the Greatest Generation, ranging from hordes of 50-year-olds who finally reached the qualifying age to pairings of parents and their grown children...

St. Louis Senior Olympics seek athletes age 50+

March 14, 2012

The St. Louis Senior Olympics, the regional competition for athletes aged 50 and older, are actively seeking applications for athletes to participate in more than 85 events over Memorial Day Weekend, May 24 -29. The Senior Olympics engage more than 1,000...

Athletes over 50 ready for annual Senior Olympics

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light May 18, 2011

Edwardsville resident Tracey Kane was in her early 30s when she first saw her mother Char Sobkowski compete in the St. Louis Senior Olympics.Now, two decades later, she's no longer on the sidelines."When 50 snuck up on me, I thought ‘Well, I'll go ahead...

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