California getting a new Senior Olympic track meet in 2011

Danny Propp

Daniel Propp is executive director and operations manager for the San Diego Senior Games. Among other irons he has in the fire, he’s helping launch a new event: the North County Senior Games. This caters to over-50 athletes in cities north of San Diego such as Oceanside, Vista, Escondido, Carlsbad and San Marcos. Race walkers and roadies will have an event in 2010, but Danny is waiting until 2011 to offer a track meet. (First he has to find a suitable meet director, meet site and stuff.) He’s also looking for personal stories (and photos) about how the Senior Olympics has changed/improved your life. You don’t have to be a San Diego County resident, he says. Your stories could appear in promotional materials and on the organization’s website.

Danny writes:

A lot of you have been involved in the Senior Games for years and I am sure you have some awesome stories to tell or may know others that can contribute to this effort.

We are looking for your help to beef up our website & promotions.

Human interest stories (very personal)

* About the lives of certain athletes
* What motivated You / Them to do this
* What were Your / Their thinking just before crossing the finish line
* What has changed in Your / Their life since joining senior Olympics
* What made You / Them chose this sport?

Personal details about:

* Your / Their feelings
* Your / Their childhood influences
* Moments that were meaningful to Your / Them and life changing events
* Future goals, dreams – related to Your / Their passion for their sport.
* Funny stories or anything unusual

This is what we want to capture, things that will catch the attention of the public eye to help spread the word about our mission. Please submit ASAP with pictures if you have any.

Photos can be sent digitally to

Or send them by snail mail to:
San Diego Senior Games Association 3268 Rosecrans St. San Diego, CA 92110 Attention Danny

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April 29, 2010

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  1. Danny Propp - April 30, 2010

    Thanks for the great article Ken. We will also be holding many other sporting events such as Women’s Basketball, Wemon’s Soccer, Wemon’s Volleyball, Billiards, Miniture Golf, Golf (Sam Cohen Memorial Golf Tournament), Badminton, Handball, Paddleball, Racquetball,Road Race 5K & 10K, Race Walk %k & 10K.and Ballroom & Latin Dancing in Wheelchairs.

    We will also have our Regular Track & Field Event in Point Loma in September (We are trying to confirm the 11th of September) Dixon Farmer is our Commissioner for that event.

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