The Olympic spirit is coming to Wichita with a free screening event of the documentary Age of Champions! The film is being sponsored by AARP Kansas and the Wichita Area Retired School Personnel.
Age of Champions tells the story of five competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. You’ll meet a 100-year-old tennis champion, 86-year-old pole vaulter, and rough-and-tumble basketball grandmothers as they discover the power of the human spirit and triumph over the limitations of age.
The Washington Post called the film “infectiously inspiring” and its characters have appeared on PBS, ABC, and NPR. “The characters in the film show us that nothing is impossible,” says Age of Champions director Christopher Rufo. “Whatever your age, it’s never too late to pursue your dreams and achieve something great. Senior athletes all over the country show us a way to live longer, healthier, and happier lives.”
AARP Kansas and the Wichita Area Retired School Personnel are proud to sponsor this screening as part of You’ve Earned a Say, a national conversation about the future of Social Security and Medicare. The screening will kick off with a talk about protecting Medicare and Social Security for today’s seniors and strengthening them for future generations.
In addition, local senior athletes Shirley Seminoff and June Dirks will share their experiences with the audience and discuss how they stay active in Kansas. The event is open to the public but be sure to RSVP to reserve a seat.
AGE OF CHAMPIONS Wichita premiere
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Doors open at 6:15 pm, Event begins at 7:00 pm
Palace West Theatres
535 S. Ridge Road
RSVP for free tickets for you, your family, and friends by calling 1-866-448-3619 ext. 71366 or visiting http://aarp.cvent.com/KS-Wichita-AgeofChampions