The Gateway Family YMCA, in partnership with Joetta Clark Diggs, Four-time Olympian, hosted the Joetta Clark Diggs’ Senior Olympics at the Five Points Branch, 201 Tucker Avenue, Union NJ on Wednesday, May 30th.More than 100 participants and spectators were in attendance at the event.
Sponsored by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and the Joetta Clark Diggs Sports Foundation, Joetta Clark Diggs’ Senior Olympics included an array of events for participants ages 55 and up designed to increase activity, while providing a fun challenge.Games and events included the following: Horse Shoe Pitch, Hula Hoop, Soccer, Bowling and a timed obstacle course.Free gifts and awards were provided to participants.
“The Joetta Clark Diggs’ Senior Olympics provides a wonderful opportunity for older adults to be active and have fun”, said Erhardt Preitauer, President, Horizon NJ Health. “We are proud to sponsor any event that celebrates health and wellness while encouraging people to achieve their best health. The Joetta Clark Diggs Sports Foundation has developed programs that motivates people and ultimately contributes to a lifelong pattern of healthy behaviors and we applaud them for their continuing efforts,” continued Preitauer.
"The Joetta Clark Diggs Sports Foundation is committed to creating programs that advance the health and wellness of people within our communities. We are excited to partner with The Gateway Family YMCA as we bring a Senior Olympics to help older adults experience a fun and safe friendly competition. It will be a rewarding experience for everyone involved," stated Joetta Clark Diggs, Four-time Olympian, President of Joetta Sports & Beyond.
“As a nonprofit committed to healthy living, The Gateway Family YMCA is excited to partner with Joetta Clark Diggs to provide the Joetta Clark Diggs’ Senior Olympics at our Five Points Branch,” says Krystal R. Canady, CEO of The Gateway Family YMCA.“We know that improved health and wellness is all about balance and help people of all ages achieve their individual health goals every day.”
“At the Y, we give people the knowledge, inspiration and support to stay active, eat healthy and prevent or manage chronic diseases. We provide members opportunities to connect with others and get involved with their community. This event provides another opportunity to create unique partnership to benefit our members and community,” added Melynda A. Mileski, EVP/COO of The Gateway Family YMCA.
For more information about The Gateway Family YMCA, visit www.tgfymca.org or contact The Gateway Family YMCA - Five Points Branch at 908-688-9622.