This just in from Hillsborough County officials:
Seniors are going for the gold at the 32nd Annual Tampa Bay Senior Games from October 1-12. Participants are age 50 or older as of Dec. 31, 2012. Registration is closed. However, the public is invited to attend and cheer for their favorite competitors.
The games feature two weeks of competition in various activities, such as basketball, billiards, bowling, cribbage, dominoes, golf, hobby show, pickleball, pinochle, swimming, table tennis, talent showcase, tennis, and track and field. New events this year include softball and corn hole.
Last year's oldest contestant was 96 years young, and the youngest was 50.
The Tampa Bay Senior Games are hosted by the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department, Hillsborough County Family and Aging Services, City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department, and Temple Terrace Leisure Services.
For additional information, contact Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department at 813-744-5871.