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Golden Games Open Wednesday in North Fulton

Sports competition for senior citizens kicks off at Newtown Park on May 2.

For the first time, the Opening Ceremonies of the North Fulton Golden Games will be hosted by the City of Johns Creek, May 2, at .  In the 18-year-history of the games, the opening ceremonies have always been held in either Roswell or Alpharetta. 

“We in Johns Creek are proud and excited to kick off the 18th annual North Fulton Golden Games,” said Mayor Mike Bodker. “We welcome senior athletes from across North Fulton as they test their skills and set an active example for the rest of us to follow.” 

The festivities start at 9:30 a.m. at Park Place, the city’s active adult center.  A friendly competition featuring the mayors of North Fulton will kick things off.  

Pre-registered participants should check in at Park Place by 9 a.m. After field events conclude about 12:15 p.m., a sandwich lunch will be provided to participants.

Field events include: Frisbee throw, 1-mile run, beach tennis, shot put, discus throw, football throw, horseshoe toss, clock golf, ½-mile walk, 1-mile walk, softball skill challenge and corn hole. Indoor events include checkers.

Park Place is located at Newtown Park, 3150 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek.

There is still time to sign up for the North Fulton Golden Games, held in May at locations throughout North Fulton.

This 18-year program for adults 50 and older features a wide range of events for every activity level, including a dance contest, card games, golf, basketball, tennis, track and field, and much, much more.

It will kick off with Opening Ceremonies May 2 at Newtown Park in Johns Creek and wind down May 31 with an awards luncheon at the Helene Mills Senior Multipurpose Center in Atlanta. 

Registration is just $15 for as many events as you would like; however, additional costs apply for the golf, mini-golf, bocce and bowling tournaments.

Milton will host the golf tournament May 15 at on Dinsmore Road and mahjong and Bunco tournaments Friday, May 18 at the .

Information and applications for the numerous events and tournaments, plus a calendar, accompany this article.

In the event of rain or threatening weather on opening day, registered athletes should call 678-512-3262.

For more information, email Tom Gilliam, Milton’s recreation programs coordinator, or call him at 678-242-2519.

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