Taylor seniors go for the gold during the annual Downriver Senior Olympics
The 25th games of the Downriver Senior Olympics are scheduled for August 2-6. Those representing Taylor's William D. Ford Senior Activity Center will compete in a variety of games. Allen Park is the 2010 host city. Taylor hosts three events: golf, darts and shuffleboard.
Following are the events scheduled throughout the week:
Monday August 2
- Breakfast of Champions with Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano, Champaign Park in Allen Park, 7 to 8 a.m.
- Baking Contest, Allen Park Community Center, Drop off items between 7 and 8:30 a.m.
- Vendor Exhibits, Champaign Park, 7 a.m. to Noon
- Opening Ceremony, Champaign Park, 8:30 a.m.
- Fun Walk, Champaign Park, 9 a.m.
- Softball Throw, Champaign Park, 9:30 a.m.
- Ring Toss, Champaign Park, 10 a.m.
- Football Throw, Champaign Park, 10:30 a.m.
- Frisbee Throw, Champaign Park, 11 a.m.
- Soccer Kick, Champaign Park, 11:30 a.m.
- Euchre, Allen Park Community Center, 2 p.m.
- Car Show, Allen Park Community Center, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, August 3
- Co-ed Tennis, Champaign Park, 8 a.m.
- Men's Bocce Ball, Riverview Senior Center, 8 a.m.
- Pinochle, Allen Park Community Center, 9:30 a.m.
- Horseshoes, Allen Park Knights of Columbus, 10 a.m.
- Billiards, Allen Park, Noon
- Darts, Ford Senior Center in Taylor, 1 p.m.
- Co-ed Shuffleboard, Copeland Recreation Center in Wyandotte, 1:30 p.m.
- Ping Pong, Ford Center Center in Taylor, 2 pm.
Wednesday, August 4
- Golf (Best Ball Scramble, Longest Drive & Closest to the Pin, Taylor Meadows Golf Club, Tee times will be scheduled
- Women's Bocce Ball, Riverview Senior Center, 8 a.m.
- Bridge, Allen Park Community Center, 10 a.m.
- Swimming, Allen Park High School, 1:30 p.m.
- Basketball Shoot, Allen Park Community Center, 2:30 p.m.
- Ballroom Dance Contest, Allen Park Community Center, 6 p.m.
Thursday, August 5
- One-Mile Run, Allen Park High School, 7 a.m.
- Bowling, Roosevelt Lanes in Allen Park, 9 a.m.
Friday, August 6
- Unity Awards Banquet, Crystal Gardens in Southgate, Noon
The City of Taylor wishes the best of luck to all seniors, especially those representing Taylor's Ford Senior Center.