Register Now for Senior Games and SilverArts

Tyvola seniors posing for a picture.

​Established to promote health and wellness for people 50 years old and up, the annual Senior Games provides a forum to meet new people, enjoy healthy competition, be creative and most importantly to HAVE FUN!   

“You are never too old to play,” said Mike Moraglia, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation (MCPR) recreation supervisor for Adult Sports and Senior Games. “In a typical year, we have over 250 participants from across the County.” 

Feeding into the North Carolina Senior Games State Finals, The Mecklenburg County Senior Games and SilverArts registration is open now through March 10. Participants must register in person or by mail with a completed registration form including the waiver page and payment. 

About the Senior Games 

Athletic events offered at the Senior Games include bowling, cycling, swimming, and track and field events. Tournament style events for billiards, horseshoes, and croquet will also be held. Multiple racket events are being held with tennis, table tennis, badminton, racquetball, and a new favorite locally and across the nation: pickleball. 

About the SilverArts 

To that end, the SilverArts are a celebration of the creative expression of seniors and are a major component of the traditional athletic competition of Senior Games.   

Striving to keep seniors active and involved, the program unites athlete and artist to highlight the similarities found in both. Qualities of discipline, dedication, and pride in accomplishment can be found on display in a range of artistic mediums. 

SilverArts categories include literary arts for entries in essay, short story, and poems. In visual arts submissions being sought include pastels, photography, sculpture, and watercolors. Performing arts will host vocal, comedy, and line dancing showcases. Cheerleading squads in groups small, medium, and large compete at the local level as well for their chance to make it to the state finals to achieve their bragging rights as best in the state. 

Heritage arts include a display of skills among the best in local basket weaving, crocheting, knitting, needlework, quilting, stained glass, pottery, weaving, woodcarving, and woodworking.