Recreation agencies offering year-round athletic events for the 50+ crowd

  • Monday, December 30, 2013

The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC), along with several other area recreation organizations, is launching the Lowcountry Master Games in January.

The Lowcountry Master Games will feature a different sport or event each month this year. The games, which include basketball, softball, racquetball, golf, bocce, table tennis, track and field, along with several others, will be held at different locations throughout the greater Charleston area.

“As the fastest growing segment of our population, the 50+ market deserves attention,” CCPRC’s Fitness and Wellness Program Manager Allison Foster said. “Powerful, active, and competitive 50-plussers are redefining age as we know it. They personify the adage ‘age is just a number.’ Most are living longer, healthier, more productive lives with little thought of slowing down. The Lowcountry Master Games capitalizes on this trend.”

The program begins Jan. 28 with bowling. The Town of Mount Pleasant’s Recreation Department is the sponsoring agency hosting the inaugural event in the series. A complete schedule listing each sport or activity along with the time, date, location and associated fees is available online at www.lowcountrymasters.com.

The website will provide direct access for those interested in learning more about the programs and for registration information. Registration can also be completed in person at the recreation department or agency hosting the event. Participating agencies include the City of Charleston Department of Recreation, City of North Charleston Recreation Department, Town of Mount Pleasant Recreation Department, Isle of Palms Recreation Department, St. Andrews Parks and Recreation Department, CCPRC, and the Charleston Metro Sports Council.

The Lowcountry Master Games are presented by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and supporting sponsor Glasspro. For more information on the Lowcountry Master Games, visit www.lowcountrymasters.com or contact one of the participating agencies.

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