The Franklin County Silver Games will begin this weekend. Events will be held Sept. 9-14 at various locations around Franklin County.
The games are an annual Olympic-style sports festival that provide seniors (50-plus years old) with an opportunity to compete in their favorite sports.
The games promote social, competitive, athletic and recreational activities for older adults. They promote and create an interest in lifetime sports, recreation and physical exercise as a means of enhancing one’s quality of life. They create an awareness of the abilities and capabilities of older citizens.
This is a countywide event for participants and spectators. Everyone is invited to be part of the Franklin County Silver Games.
Gold, silver and bronze Olympic-style medallions will be presented to the top three finishers in all events. On the last day, a luncheon will be held as a social gathering for all participants to recognize all of the athletes.
Registration for events closed Aug. 26. There is no on-site registration.
Participant bags will be handed out at each athlete’s first event.
In the event of inclement weather or unusual circumstances, games officials may delay, postpone or cancel any event. For cancellations, listen to radio stations KLPW (1220 AM), KWRE (730 AM) or KFAV (99.9 FM).
Following is a schedule of events, locations and start times, as posted at franklincosilvergames.com:
Saturday, Sept. 9
Tennis, singles at 8 a.m., men’s and women’s doubles at 9 a.m. and mixed doubles at 10 a.m., Phoenix Park, 3001 Vernaci Drive, Washington;
Water volleyball, ages 50-64 at 8 a.m., ages 65 and older at 10:30 a.m., Four Rivers Area YMCA, 400 Grand Ave., Washington.
Sunday, Sept. 10
Cycling, 8 a.m., Washington Fairgrounds pavilion, Veterans Drive, north side of Lions Lake, Washington;
Sporting Clays, 2:30 p.m., St. Louis Skeet and Trap Club, 18854 Franklin Road, Pacific;
Swimming, 2 p.m., Four Rivers Area YMCA, 400 Grand Ave., Washington;
Power volleyball, men’s and women’s at 10:30 a.m., St. Francis Borgia Regional High School, 1000 Borgia Drive, Washington.
Monday, Sept. 11
Bocce ball, 10:30 a.m., N-Sports Rec Center, 3101 Recreation Drive, Washington;
Cornhole, 10:30 a.m., N-Sports Rec Center, 3101 Recreation Drive, Washington;
Canasta and Hand and Foot, noon, Tri-County Senior Center, 800 W. Union St., Pacific;
Golf, 7:45 a.m., Meramec Lakes Golf Course, 321 Birdie Lane, St. Clair;
Shuffleboard, singles at 7:30 a.m., open doubles at 9:30 a.m., N-Sports Rec Center, 3101 Recreation Drive, Washington;
Washers, 10:30 a.m., N-Sports Rec Center, 3101 Recreation Drive, Washington.
Tuesday, Sept. 12
BB gun target shoot, 7:30 a.m., Union Jaycees Fairgrounds pavilion, Union;
Billiards, eight-ball at 7:30 a.m. and nine-ball at 9:30 a.m., Maggie’s Over the Creek, 219, Highway 50, Union;
Bowling, 10:30 a.m., Oasis Lanes, 120 Del Centre Way, Union;
Electronic Darts, 2:30 p.m. Maggie’s Over the Creek, 219 Highway 50, Union;
Horseshoes, 9:30 a.m., Union Jaycees Fairgrounds.
Wednesday, Sept. 13
Dominoes (Mexican Train), 2 p.m., Tri-County Senior Center, 800 W. Union St., Pacific;
Pickleball, mixed and same-sex doubles ages 70-plus begins at 7:30 a.m., mixed and same-sex doubles ages 50 to 69 begins at 6 p.m., Pacific High School, 425 Indian Warpath Drive, Pacific;
Track and field, track events at 6:30 a.m., field events at 9 a.m., Pacific High School, 425 Indian Warpath Drive, Pacific.
Thursday, Sept. 14
Bridge, 7:30 a.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 204 S. Commercial Avenue, St. Clair;
Dance contest, 9:30 a.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1500 S. Outer Road, St. Clair;
Pinochle, single and double deck, 7:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 204 S. Commercial Ave., St. Clair;
Luncheon, 12:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1500 S. Outer Road, St. Clair.
For more information, people can contact Barb G. at 636-584-4172.