This year the Memphis District Senior Olympics will celebrate its 40th Anniversary by providing an annual competition in various sports for those 50 and up (in five-year increments; 50-54; 55-59, etc.). The events start on September 22 and progress until October 13, usually with one or two sports daily. This allows athletes the opportunity to participate in multiple sports. The events will be held at various locations throughout the local area, including Memphis, Bartlett, and Germantown.
The sports include track and field events, badminton, basketball events, bowling, golf, tennis, pickleball, tennis, racquetball, shuffleboard, and swimming. A formal Opening Ceremony will kick off the events at the Great Hall in Germantown. A gala Closing Ceremony will be held at the Botanical Gardens.
Registration will be available online only through the TNseniorolympics.com website by accessing the Memphis District section. Competitors can register
for several events and enjoy meeting others with the same interests. Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals are given for first, second, or third place, respectively.
Competitors at the local level become eligible for the State Games to be held in July 2024 (principally in Franklin, TN). Top participants at the State level then qualify for the National Games, which will be held in Des Moines, Iowa, in July 2025.