The following was submitted for publication by the Desert Recreation District:
Registration is now open for the 13th Annual Palm Desert Senior Games & International Sports Festival.
This four-day competition takes places from February 7 – 10, 2013. Athletes and spectators, alike, look forward to this event each year as adult athletes from throughout the United States and Canada compete in 13 sports.
In partnership with the California Senior Games and National Senior Games Association, this event is one of the few in the Southwestern U.S. that serves to qualify senior (age 55+) athletes for state and national Senior Games. Over 1,000 athletes participate each year in this energizing event.
Festival headquarters will be the Palm Desert Community Center, with games taking place in venues throughout the city of Palm Desert. Spectators are welcome to cheer for their favorites. All events are free to spectators.
Participation fee is $40. There is a $7 per event fee. Team fees vary on sport. For information or hardcopy registration forms, call (760) 541-4184.
To kick off the Festival, Opening Ceremonies will take place on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 3:30pm at Palm Desert Civic Center Park. The Stanley Butler Band is scheduled to entertain and honor the athletes. John’s Restaurant will be hosting a barbeque meal, available for $15 per person.
For information about the 13th Annual Palm Desert Senior Games & International Sports Festival, visit MyRecreationDistrict.com or DesertSeniorGames.org or call (760) 541-4184.