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NMSU to host Senior Olympics Summer Games


New Mexico State University and the city of Las Cruces expect to host more than 1,200 seniors for the 41st annual New Mexico Senior Olympics Summer Games June 10-13, 2020. Sport venues will be located around the NMSU campus and throughout the city of Las Cruces. The event will be the first in a three-year agreement.

Senior athletes will have the opportunity to compete in 21 individual sports.

Doña Ana County is a top 10 retiree destination according to a 2019 issue of Where to Retire magazine. The population of eligible senior athletes has continued to increase since the last New Mexico summer games hosted in Las Cruces in 2012.

“For the next three summer games, the NMSU community can expect a whole lot of Aggie pride across campus,” said Cosette Atherton, NMSU event coordinator. “We plan to welcome back many alumni and their families and take advantage of the captured audience by featuring throughout the events various affiliated NMSU departments and highlighting our beautiful campus and amenities.”

“The partnership between NMSU and the city of Las Cruces to work together in hosting these games over the next three summers will contribute significantly toward our local economy, most especially our friends in the tourism and hospitality industry,” said Nathan Ruger, NMSU conference sales manager.

Contact New Mexico Senior Olympics at 575-623-5777; visit www.nmseniorolympics.org.

Faith Schifani: 575-646-6233, schifani@nmsu.edu