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Senior Olympics Set for April 25-26 at WIU

April 9, 2014

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MACOMB, IL — Western Illinois University invites area senior citizens to participate in the 2014 Western Illinois Senior Olympics Friday-Saturday, April 25-26 on the WIU-Macomb campus.

The Senior Olympics provides participants the opportunity to test skills in a competitive arena that will recognize them for preparation, performance and continued desire to lead a healthy lifestyle. Awards will be given to participants who finish in first, second and third place in each category.

The entry fee is $5 per event. If a participant would like to enter in two or more events, the entry fee is $10. T-shirts can be purchased for $10 or a polo shirt for $18.

Athletes must provide their own athletic equipment that must reach NSGA standards. More information about events, parking, food and housing can be found at

The deadline for entries is Friday, April 18. If participants want a t-shirt, registration must be made by Monday, April 14. For more information, contact Jim Miner at (309) 8333-4050.

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Office of University Relations