The Wake County Senior Games Inc. (WCSG) is a private, non-profit 501©(3) organization incorporated in 1989-1990 to promote fitness, friendship and well-being for all residents ages 50 years of age and older who have lived in the county for three consecutive months. Sanctioned by the North Carolina Senior Games Inc., it is one of the largest of the 53 local games in the state. The athletic, performing and visual arts events provide a forum to meet new people, enjoy healthy competition, be creative and most importantly to HAVE FUN.
The events are held in March and April each year with individuals competing for awards within their own gender and age categories: 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+. Our oldest competitor in 2014 was 97 years young! Typically the top three winners (medalists) in each event by age and gender are eligible to compete in the North Carolina Senior Games (state games) each fall. Medalists from the state games are eligible to compete in the National Senior Games that occur every two years.
More than 30 individual and team sporting events such as tennis, golf, bowling, basketball, swimming, corn hole, pickleball, cycling, track and field are offered, as well as competition in the visual, literary, heritage, craft and performing arts. All events take place across Wake County.
The WCSG relies on volunteers and the generosity of sponsors! It is directed by an active, volunteer Board of Directors and Games Coordinator with help from local municipalities who assist the games with staff and facilities. It receives no local or state funding and operates all of its events through corporate sponsorship, private donations and participant entry fees. You are invited to become a participant and/or volunteer!