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2017 Minnesota Senior Games, May 18-21

MANKATO, Minn.—The 2017 Minnesota Senior Games will take place in the Mankato area May 18-21 at venues throughout the community.

Athletes ages 50+ as of the 2017 calendar year are eligible to compete in any of the more than 20 sports and competitions and 50+ events throughout the four days of competition. Athletes are broken down into age groups based on the National Senior Games criteria with medals awarded to the top three in each event category.

Runners, walkers, bikers and swimmers as well as cribbage and pool players and more are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the games.

For more information on specific event and registration details, visit mnseniorgames.com.

The Mankato area will also host the 2018 Minnesota Senior Games, which will be a qualifier for the 2019 National Senior Games in Albuquerque, N.M., with dates yet to be determined.

For more information about the 2017 Minnesota Senior Games in Mankato, contact Mankato Sports Commissioner Director Chris Willaert at 507-385-6663 or cwillaert@visitmankatomn.com.

About the Mankato Sports Commission:

The Mankato Sports Commission, an initiative of Visit Mankato, has a mission to drive the sporting economy in Greater Mankato by providing leadership, guidance and expertise that enables the attraction, support and/or administration of sporting events and tournaments to the area. Visit Mankato, the local convention and visitor’s bureau, is an affiliate of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc., which also includes the regional chamber of commerce and economic development organization, Greater Mankato Growth, and downtown development organization, City Center Partnership. Visit Mankato leads the development of the visitor economy in Greater Mankato by actively promoting Greater Mankato as a premier destination for conventions, tournaments and tourism. These activities bring a steady flow of visitors and business activity to Greater Mankato that benefit local residents and future visitors. The work of the Sports Commission and Visit Mankato helps strengthen the hospitality industry which provides jobs, a diverse tax base and amenities for everyone to enjoy.

CONTACT:

Chris Willaert, Sports Commission Director

12 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 1645

Mankato, MN 56001

507-385-6663

cwillaert@visitmankatomn.com

The Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Family: Visit Mankato City Center Partnership