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.