Community Sports

The Schedule for the 2018 Greater New Orleans Senior Olympic Games has been set

Once again it is time for Greater New Orleans Senior Olympics. The competition will start February 16 and run through April 19. This year there are three ways to enter; online at, print out the entry form and mail it in, or use a paper registration and mail it. The paper registrations have been mailed to all participants who requested one. If you did not receive one, you may request an entry form from Janey Perez, the Program Director, at 504-296-8200 or or Bernice Bordelon at 504-834-5279 or

All adults 49 or older may play with us. Basketball, Softball and Track and Field will take 40 year olds and up. You do not have to be an athlete, just be willing to try and have fun. You will be surprised what you can accomplish. In Senior Olympics for most events, participants compete within 5 year groups, for example: 50-54, 55-59.60-64…95-99. That way a 80 year old is not up against a 50 year old. The cost is $25.00 to enter. This entitles you to enter 3 sports, a t-shirt and admittance to the Banquet. Some events have additional cost beside the registration fee. The deadline to enter is February 9, 2018. However, GNO Senior Olympics takes late entries but we do not guarantee requested tee shirt size. Some sports will take same day entries

This year we have added a Northshore Beanbag Baseball Tournament. You do not know how to play. A quick instruction period will precede the beginning of the tournament. Beanbag Baseball is played with 8 to 12 people on a team. If you are not a member of a team, enter anyway and you will be put on a team. This game can accommodate seniors with wheel chairs, walkers or canes.

GNO Senior Olympics has 28 different sports; something for everyone. The schedule follows, so pick your sports and save the dates and come have some fun with us. Hope to see all of you!

February 16 – Table Tennis
February 17 – Basketball
February 18 – Arts & Crafts
February 20 – Shooting
February 20 – Bowling (Singles
February 21 – Shuffleboard (Singles)
February 22 – Shuffleboard Doubles
February 24 – Weightlifting
February 28 – Bowling Doubles
March 1 – Bowling (mixed doubles)
March 1 – Bridge
March 3 – Bocce
March 4 – Cabbage Ball
March 4 – Swimming
March 6 – Billiards
March 7 – Beanbag Baseball (Southshore)
March 10 – Volleyball
March 13 – Washer Pitch
March 14 – Darts
March 17 – Cycling
March 17 – Pickleball Doubles
March 18 – Pickleball Mixed Doubles
March 22 – Miniature Golf
March 23 – Texas Hold’em
March 24 – Softball
April 4 – Beanbag Baseball (Northshore) April 5 – Throws
April 7 – Horseshoes
April 8 – Team Dance
April 14 – 5K Run, Racewalk
April 14 – Archery
April 15 – Track and Field
April 19 – Celebration of Athletes Banquet

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