REGISTER NOW FOR 29TH SENIOR OLYMPICS TO BE HOSTED BY THE CITY OF TAYLOR

Register now for the 29th annual Downriver Senior Olympics, which will be hosted by the City of Taylor this year.

The event will be held Monday, July 28, through the banquet on Friday, August 1. The majority of the events will be held at Heritage Park and inside the newly renovated Sheridan open-air pavilion. Registration forms are available at the William Ford Senior Activities Center, 6750 Troy. Forms must be filled out and returned to the senior center by June 27. 

Call (734) 291-7740 for more information.

Volunteers are also needed.

The opening ceremony for the Downriver Senior Olympics will take place at Heritage Park at 8:30 a.m. July 28. The event will kick off with a "breakfast of champions," baking contest and vendor exhibits at 7 a.m. in the Sheridan Center.

Also scheduled for that first day of the Olympics is the fun walk (9 a.m.), softball throw (9:45), bean bag toss (10:15), football throw (10:45), frisbee throw (11:15), soccer kick (11:45), euchre (2 p.m.) and pickle ball (5 p.m.). All those events will be held at Heritage Park with the exception of pickle ball, which will be staged at the Water's Edge Recreation Area, Grosse Ile Township.

On Tuesday, July 29, the Senior Olympics will get moving again. Events scheduled are co-ed tennis (Kennedy High School, 8 a.m.), men's bocce ball (Riverview Senior Center, 8 a.m.), pinochle (Heritage Park, 9:30), horseshoes (Trenton Westfield Activities Center, 10), billiards (Ford Senior Center and Lincoln Park Moose, noon), darts (Ford Senior Center, 1 p.m.), co-ed shuffleboard (Wyandotte Copeland Recreation Center, 1:30), ping pong (Ford Senior Center, 2), car show (Brownstown Senior Center, 5:30) and chili cook off (Ford Senior Center, 4:30).

The Senior Olympics continues on Wednesday, July 30, with golf at Taylor Meadows (tee times will be scheduled), women's bocce ball (Riverview Senior Center, 8 a.m.), bridge (Sheridan Center, 9), swimming (Romulus Athletic Center, 3), basketball shoot (Kennedy High School, 4), and ballroom dance contest (Ford Senior Center, 6).

Athletic events conclude on Thursday, July 31, with the one-mile run at 7 a.m. at Woodhaven High School and bowling at 9 a.m. at Taylor Lanes.

The Unity Awards Banquet will be held at noon on Friday, August 1, at Crystal Gardens in Southgate (16703 Fort Street).