In the fall of 2016 a committee was formed of MSU faculty, staff and administrators and planning for the re-launch of the North Texas Senior Games commenced.
To re-introduce the games to the Wichita Falls community we developed a one-day event with six to seven events (Basketball, Bowling, Horse Shoes, Pickleball, Table Tennis, & Tennis). The event was called the Senior Sports Festival and was held on the campus of MSU and Village Bowling Lanes the weekend after graduation (May 17, 2017). Although the event was small it did fan the flames of desire to get a full slate of events for the games to Wichita Falls in 2018. The official re-launch of the North Texas Senior Games was a success for all who attended and we can’t wait to offer athletes a final training opportunity before heading to Albuquerque, NM for the National Senior Games in June. We know growth is ahead and continue to be excited about the possibilities that will come from hosting the games again working with the Texas Senior Games Association and the National Senior Games Association.
The 2019 North Texas Senior Games will be May 16 – 19, 2019 on the MSU campus, Garnet Track at McNeil Junior High School, Champions Golf Course at Weeks Park, Village Bowl and the Wellness Center at the Rehab. Cycling events will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2019.