2013 National Senior Games Coming to the Campus District this July

Looking for something exciting to do this summer in Cleveland? Don’t miss out on the excitement of the 2013 National Senior Games, the single largest visitor event in Cleveland in decades. 

The 2013 National Senior Games will welcome 10,000 athletes ages 50 and over from across the United States to participate in 19 medal-contending sports. Competitions are slated for July 19 through August 1 and will take place in various venues across Northeast Ohio, including the brand new Cleveland Convention Center, Cleveland Public Hall and Cleveland State University.

All 2013 National Senior Games events and competitions are free and open to the public. Join athletes and the Cleveland community on July 19 at the Opening Festival on Mall ‘B’ downtown for an evening of games, food trucks, a beer garden, live music, fireworks and more. The Flame Arrival Ceremony sponsored by AstraZeneca will begin at 8 p.m. that evening and feature the lighting of the National Senior Games Cauldron.

The Games also include the Celebration of Athletes sponsored by AstraZeneca on Friday July 26 at Quicken Loans Arena, featuring live music and a parade of athletes. In addition, The Village, sponsored by AstraZeneca and open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cleveland Convention Center, will include special activities, live entertainment, social events, food and fun.

Clevelanders can support the Games and show over 25,000 expected visitors the support of the Cleveland community by joining the Ambassador Program or volunteering. To find out how you can volunteer, visit volunteer.cleveland2013.com or contact Lauren Grys at lgrys@clevelandsports.org or 216.479.6361.

The 2013 National Senior Games is estimated to bring over $35 million of economic activity to the region. For more information, visit www.cleveland2013.com or connect with the Games on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/SeniorGames1, and Twitter, https://twitter.com/SeniorGames1.


Jayme Miller

Jayme Miller is Marketing and Communications Coordinator for the 2013 National Senior Games.

Volume 3, Issue 5, Posted 11:16 AM, 04.25.2013