Gainesville, FL – The Gainesville Sports Commission (GSC) has announced, the Gainesville Senior Games, which were scheduled to celebrate their 20th year in Alachua County in September, has been canceled due to the COVID-19.
“The GSC is disappointed to have to cancel this year’s Gainesville Senior Games, but our top priority is the health and safety of our participants,” said GSC Executive Director Joleen Cacciatore Miller. “We look forward to celebrating our 20th hosted year of the Senior Games in 2021 and welcoming our athletes back into the community safety.”
Thank you to all of our incredible participants and sponsors for understanding with the unknowns surrounding COVID-19. We look forward to hosting the Gainesville Senior Games next year and celebrate our 20-year milestone with you all. Until then, stay safe and train hard.
Please head to the Florida Department of Health for the latest information regarding COVID-19.
About the Gainesville Senior Games
The Gainesville Senior Games is one of 14 local qualifiers throughout the state for the Florida Senior Games State Championship, held each year in December. For the past 19 years, Gainesville has welcomed over 350+ athletes ages 50 and over from Alachua County and all around the state to our community; providing competition and camaraderie and promoting a healthy, active lifestyle for adults celebrating their golden age. The Gainesville Senior Games offers 10 sports: archery, basketball shooting, basketball 3 on 3, bowling, cycling, golf, pickleball, swimming, table tennis, and track & field, held at various sites throughout Alachua County.
About the Gainesville Sports Commission
The Gainesville Sports Commission is a liaison that brings sporting events to our local community and assists with hosting, creating and supporting over 45+ events annually. Since its inception in 1988, Gainesville Sports Commission has directly contributed more than $300 million dollars of economic growth in Alachua County. By bringing participants and spectators to sporting events, Gainesville Sports Commission creates approximately 20 million dollars annually of direct economic impact for our community.