For the first time in 28 years, the Pasadena Senior Center has had to cancel the Pasadena Senior Games that feature adults ages 50 to 99+ who display their athletic abilities during an annual series of about 20 competitive, Olympic-style individual and team events throughout Los Angeles County.
However, the cancellation does not prevent the center from celebrating and honoring the athletes who would have participated this year if not for the COVID-19 pandemic. Older adults are among the most vulnerable for contracting the virus.
The virtual celebration via Zoom is scheduled Saturday, July 18, from 3 to 5 p.m. Athletes and staff members will share photos and videos from past years, fitness tips will be offered by Pasadena Senior Games sports commissioners and athletes, and friendships forged over the years will be rekindled.
Athletes are invited to display or wear their medals, T-shirts, and/or other memorabilia from prior Pasadena Senior Games during the Zoom celebration.
Friends and families of athletes, the Pasadena community and others are welcome to join in the celebration.