Gulf Coast Games for Life return in 2019
Registration is now open for the 2019 Gulf Coast Games for Life, which will take place Feb. 2-10, 2019, at locations throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties.
The 30th annual Gulf Coast Games for Life is sponsored by Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources (PRNR), Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources, and the City of North Port Parks and Recreation.
The 2019 Gulf Coast Games for Life events are open to amateur athletes 50 years and older as of Dec. 31, 2019. The games are a qualifying event for the Florida Senior Games State Competition. Events are held in a variety of sports, from bag toss (corn hole) to volleyball. Event registration ends Jan. 18, 2019.
To register, visit scgov.net/parks or register by mail at:
Gulf Coast Games for Life
c/o Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources
Twin Lakes Park
6700 Clark Road
Sarasota, FL 34241
There is a one-time registration fee of $12, which also includes an event t-shirt. Each event, including the first event, costs an additional $3. Events such as bowling and golf have additional facility fees. The age divisions are: 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80-84; 85-89 and 90-plus. Medals are awarded to the top three athletes in each event, for each age category as first, second and third place finishers. The top five athletes in each age category qualify to compete in the Florida Senior Games State Competition.
For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000