As a sponsor of the South Carolina State Senior Sports Classic, the AARP state office is encouraging active lifestyles for the 50-plus crowd. More than 30 events for athletes 50 and older will take place May 16-20 on the campus of Francis Marion University in Florence—the only South Carolina site for the National Senior Games Association, a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee.
Founded by former Harlem Globetrotter Fulton Hines, the classic is staffed and staged by volunteers, with support from community and corporate sponsors. The games are designed to promote health, wellness and fitness through sport.
South Carolina ranks 34th among the states in senior health, according to a 2016 study by America’s Health Rankings. To learn more about the events or to volunteer, go to scseniorgames.com.