Sign of distress for National Senior Games? Deadline extended
This happens every time: The National Senior Games looks at its numbers and sends out an appeal for entrants, extending the deadline. If the Houston event (actually the meet has been shifted to Humble) is worried about turnout, the reasons are mainly two: Sacramento and heat. If you’re not affluent with lots of vacation time, attending both worlds and national Senior Games is a no-go. Not to mention Cleveland nationals.
Here’s what the NSGA sent out in an email:
The registration deadline for the 2011 Summer National Senior Games has been extended to Mar. 15. Athletes and teams signing up after this period will be subject to late fees. The late period for registration now extends from Mar. 16-Mar.31. The late fees are $50 for individual sports and $200 for team sports. We do not anticipate extending registration past Mar. 31. Currently, we have more than 7,500 individuals including 330 teams who have registered for this summerâ€™s Games.
If 7,500 are entered overall (in all sports), how many are doing track and field? Could be modest.
So a poll, unscientific as it may be: