Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

<b>Registration Opens For Senior Olympics</b>

Registration is open for the 2011 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics, which will take place Sept. 17-28. More than 25 indoor and outdoor events from track and field to scrabble and chess are offered. Senior adults 50 years of age and older, who live in a sponsoring jurisdiction, are eligible to participate. Registration information is available at local senior centers, community centers, senior residences or by calling 703-228-4721. Details and registration forms are also available online at Deadline to register is Sept. 1. The fee is $10 plus $1 per event. There are additional charges for golf, miniature golf, bowling and fencing.

Seniors may compete in more than one event. Each event is divided into age categories and some by gender. Winners will be awarded gold, silver and bronze medals after each event. The events will take place at various locations throughout Northern Virginia.

New events in 2011 are badminton, volleyball, cycling and a 1,600-meter run has been added to the track events. Events are track and field, swimming, diving, tennis, table tennis, golf, miniature golf, 10-pin bowling, Wii bowling, pickleball, racquetball, scrabble, bocce, cribbage, fencing, chess, duplicate bridge, backgammon, bunco, horseshoes, men’s 3-on-3 basketball, men’s and women’s basketball free throw, team line dancing, yo-yo tricks, eight-ball pool, Frisbee throw and softball hit and throw.

<b>Play Soccer in Italy This June</b>

AC Cugini, an Italian style soccer school in Reston, is accepting girls and boys ages 10-15 for a five-day training camp in Italy and friendly matches against Italian teams. Cugini’s 11th Annual Play Soccer in Italy program, June 22-July 4, includes nine days at the Italian Adriatic beach in Central Italy plus three days in Rome. Chaperones available, entire families and friends welcome. Talent scouts from professional Italian clubs observe players during training and friendly matches. For every 13 people registered, 14th is free. For more information, contact Lisa Cherubini: 703-477-6590;; details:

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