| August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Seniors Shine in Birmingham

Track events were popular at the National Senior Games. Photo courtesy of NSGA

By Karen Robes Meeks

When more than 10,500 athletes and their friends and families arrived in Birmingham, Alabama, for the 2017 National Senior Games in early June, the city flexed one of its biggest strengths: charm. “It started with our Southern hospitality,” said David Galbaugh, vice-president of sports sales and marketing for the Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Right when they got here they were bombarded with kind people, shaking hands and giving them that true Southern charm, welcoming them to the city.”

That hospitality trickled down to all aspects of the games,which were sponsored by Humana. “People were really having a good time — you could just see it,” said Marc Riker, CEO of the National Senior Games Association. “It was so fun, seeing groups together having fun.”

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