TAMPA, Fla. — More than 2,600 athletes between the ages of 50 and 90 are competing this week in Tampa in the Florida Senior Games.
The athletes will compete in a wide range of sporting events, including archery, bowling, racquetball, swimming, tennis, track and field, cycling, table tennis, and more.
The Florida Senior Games, sponsored by Humana, showcase fun, socializing, fitness, and competition for Florida’s fastest growing age group. The athletes are an inspiration and show how active and healthy aging can be a reality.
A Celebration of Athletes event was held Thursday night at the Long Center in Clearwater. Tampa Bay area athletes Leurene Hildenbrand, 85, and Karen Westerman, 51, were honored as Humana Game Changers, individuals that have passionately competed in the Florida Senior Games and embody what it means to be a champion.
Humana plans to donate more than $10,000 on behalf of Hildenbrand and Westerman to their local food banks.
The Games continue through Sunday, December 9.
WATCH the video above for b-roll on the sporting events and hear from Leurene Hildenbrand on what's so fun about the Florida Senior Games: (Video by Humana)