The finale of the 2009 Summer National Senior Games in the San Francisco Bay Area is today, Aug 15. These have been fun experiences to work with these active, energetic, healthy athletes. I had the fabulous opportunity to work as a timer for men and women events with the Swimming competition, an "interpreter" (translate meters to feet for the athletes) in the women's shot put, and as a distance measurer in the men's shot put events with Track and Field.
It is each of these individual's stories that make the Games extraordinary. I am sharing images of the Women's Shot Put winners with their medals. Not only are the athletes remarkable, to work with the Officials that ran each individual sport was a great experience.
Make way for this new generation of Seniors as preparation for the next National Competition to in Houston is happening. A salute to all events and athletes!