Senior Games continues on into April with a different activity each day!
Monday, April 11, filled the bowling alley for Bowling Mixed Doubles. Creekside Lanes in Winston-Salem opened their doors at 9:00 AM, specifically for the Davie County Senior Games to kick off the week of sports activities! The participants were allowed to practice bowl for 20 minutes until the games kicked off at 9:20 am. Each lane in the bowling alley was filled with participants! There were great attitudes, sportsmanship, and encouragement from everyone in attendance. There was competition in almost each age bracket. Following the third game, scores were totaled and the winners were given medals at a small ceremony in the front of the bowling alley. It was a great morning where the bowling talent thrived. The bowling singles event will be on Monday, May 2, and if you would like to join in Senior Games, feel free to come by either Senior Services location and fill out a registration form!
On Tuesday, April 12, Davie County Senior Games headed to Davie County High School to utilize the Discus, Shot Put, and Long Jump areas while the schools were out for Spring Break. At first, the weather was slightly rainy, but it held off so that the day’s games could begin. The games started off with Long Jumps, both the Standing Long Jump and Running Long Jump. There was one participant that participated in these events for the first time, and she had a blast! Following the jumps, the participants walked over to the Shot Put area where Paul Moore, Davie Recreation and Parks Director, led the event and shared solid advice on improving the technique. After Shot Put, everyone moved over to the discus area where Moore gave more instruction on this activity. Several folks tried all three of the events for the first time on Tuesday, and it was wonderful to see the encouragement from the group of people that came out to play. Thank you to Davie County High School for being a wonderful host of this event and going above and beyond to ensure the safety of the Davie County Senior Games participants!
Wednesday, April 13, Senior Games was off to Adventure Landing in Winston-Salem for the Senior Games Mini Golf event! This event was full of competition and excitement and was such a great time to enjoy outside with friends. This is the second season that Mini Golf has been a sport for Senior Games, and it has been a blast learning something new. This game is not only fun to play but also a great experience for everyone involved!
Concluding this past week of Senior Games, Davie County Senior Games headed to the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday, April 14. For the first time, Senior Services joined several different counties across the Piedmont for the Cycling event, where Cabarrus and Mecklenburg Counties hosted a once in a lifetime opportunity to ride your bike on the racetrack! This event featured both recumbent cycling and traditional cycling. Each biker began their race individually, starting with 1 Mile, followed by the 5K, and then followed with the 10K. Timing was tracked with a timing chip and ankle strap. All results were posted with real-time scores immediately after individuals crossed the finish line which was accessible from each individual’s phone.
Interested in learning more about Davie County Senior Games? Contact Senior Services at 336-753-6230 or stop by the Main Campus (278 Meroney Street, Mocksville) or Brock Gym (644 North Main Street, Mocksville) for more information.
Bowling Mixed Doubles: (55-59) 1st: Mike West and Beth Safrit. (60-64) 1st: Terry Thornett and Susan Prim. 2nd: Carolyn Sloan and John Fulk. (65-69): 1st: Terry Hoots and Mary Nell Richie; 2nd Place: Robert Jackson and Janice Jackson; 3rd Connie Swartz and Gary Dailey. (70-74) 1st: Angela Bailey and Roy Ranson; 2nd: Thomas Tucker and Pearl Hainje; 3rd: Mary Garcia and Ron Garcia. (75-79) 1st: Ronnie Chapman and Barbara Chapman. 2nd: Johnnie Stallings and Nina Stallings. 3rd: Donald Tucker and Lois Green. (80-84) 1st: Alice Barnette and Mike Barnette; 2nd: Doris Hinsdale and Gene Hinsdale.
Standing Long Jump: (70-74) 1st: Peggy Evans. (75-79) 1st: Charles Mashburn. (80-84) 1st: Alice Barnette.
Running Long Jump: (75-79) 1st: Charles Mashburn. (80-84) 1st: Alice Barnette.
Shot Put: (70-74) 1st: Peggy Evans, Tommy Wilcox; 2nd: Charli Wilcox. (75-79) 1st: Lois Green, Charles Mashburn. (80-84) 1st: Alice Barnette, Mike Barnette. (85-89) 1st: Bud Stroud.
Discus Throw: (70-74) 1st: Charli Wilcox, Tommy Wilcox. (75-79) 1st: Lois Green, Charles Mashburn. (80-84) 1st: Alice Barnette, Mike Barnette. (85-89) 1st: Bud Stroud.
Mini Golf: (50-54) 1st: Charles Schlarp. (55-59) 1st: John Bullins. (60-64) 1st: Nancy Schlarp; 2nd: Carolyn Sloan. (65-69) 1st: Susan Prim, Terry Mitchell; 2nd: Robert Jackson. (70-74) 1st: Peggy Evans, Tommy Barney; 2nd: Veronica Barney; 3rd: Kathy Mashburn. (75-79) 1st: Judy Phillips, Kim Newsom; 2nd: Lois Green, Charles Mashburn; 3rd: Steve Evans. (85-89) 1st: Bud Stroud.
Recumbent Cycling 1 Mile: (65-69) 1st: William Renfroe.
Recumbent Cycling 5K: (65-69) 1st: William Renfroe.
Recumbent Cycling 10K: (65-69) 1st: William Renfroe.