If you are age 50 or over and a resident of Cumberland County or a participant at one of its senior centers, you are invited to participate in the 2019 Senior Games on Thursday, July 18.

The Senior Games will be held rain or shine at Mechanicsburg High School.

Sponsored by Cumberland County Aging & Community Services, the Borough of Mechanicsburg, Messiah Lifeways, and Mechanicsburg Area Parks & Recreation, the games combine sport, recreation, friendly competition, and fellowship.

Registration is due by July 11, but to receive a free commemorative t-shirt, registration must be received by June 27.

The registration fee is $14 and enables competitors to participate in an unlimited number of events, which will include everything from swimming and shuffleboard to cornhole and billiards.

Check-in, held in the high school lobby, will be open from 8–8:45 a.m., followed by opening remarks from 8:45–9 a.m.

Note: Billiards will be held July 16 at Mechanicsburg Senior Center. All other events will be held July 18 at Mechanicsburg High School.

Scheduled athletic events are as follows. Times may vary:



9:30 a.m. – Tuesday, July 16, at Mechanicsburg Senior Center



Events held at Mechanicsburg High School track.

9–9:30 a.m. – 100-meter run and 100-meter walk (separate events; choose one)

9:30–10 a.m. – 400-meter run and 400-meter walk (separate events; choose one)

10–10:30 a.m. – 1,600-meter run



1–1:15 p.m. – 25-meter freestyle swim

1:15–1:30 p.m. – 25-meter breaststroke



Events held at Mechanicsburg High School track.

10–11:30 a.m. – Basketball shoot

10–11:30 a.m. – Football throw

10–11:30 a.m. – Softball throw


Other Sports

9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Shuffleboard

9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Wii bowling

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Cornhole (new scoring format)

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Ladderball (new scoring format)


Lunch will consist of bagged lunches in the cafeteria from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All activities will cease during the lunch hour. Cumberland County Commissioner Jim Hertzler will present the day’s medals during the ice cream and awards hour from 3–4 p.m.

To request registration forms or for more information, contact Heather DeWire, Cumberland County Aging & Community Services, at (717) 240-6110 or hdewire@ccpa.net.

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