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September 1, 2000 Issue
Local News

Seniors excel at games

St. Agnes Parish hosts second Senior Olympics sponsored by nursing homes

By Jeff Kurowski
Compass Assistant Editor

Green Bay area nursing home and CBRF (Community Based Residential Facility) residents had their chance to "go for the gold" at the 2nd Annual Senior Olympics at St. Agnes Parish, Green Bay.

The 200 competitors put forth their best efforts in 20 events including bowling, golf, spelling and ice fishing, as did an equal number of volunteers.

"I believe we had one volunteer for each participant," said Stacie Rosera, organizer of the senior Olympics. "The support was great. St. Agnes had more than 70 volunteers. The Knights of Columbus Men's Club and St. Agnes Men's Club were sponsors. We also had a number of young volunteers. We want the youth involved."

Nick Lewis and Josh Arvey both 11, of St. Agnes Parish, assisted with the paintball competition.

"It was really nice to be able to help," said Lewis.

"It was fun," said Arvey. "I'll be back next year. One guy was really good, he got three bull's-eyes."

New to this year's Senior Olympics were a carnival for the seniors and t-shirts for all participants and volunteers. Each nursing home or CBRF ran an event.

"It's bigger than last year, and we hope it will continue to grow," said Dcn. Bob Nooker of St. Agnes Parish. "It's a wonderful day out for some activity and fun."

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