St. George—The President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition has selected the Huntsman World Senior Games to receive a 2019 President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Community Leadership Award.  The award is given annually to individuals or organizations who improve the lives of others within their community by providing or enhancing opportunities to engage in sports, physical activity, fitness, or nutrition-related programs.

The Huntsman World Senior Games is the largest annual multi-sport event in the world for athletes age 50 and better. Over 11,000 athletes compete each October in St. George, Utah, in their choice of over 30 different sports. Founded in 1987, the Games has improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of senior athletes by providing a world-class competitive event where athletes can prepare and then test themselves physically. The Games also has a commitment to the important social aspect of active aging by providing socials, ceremonies and opportunities to strengthen and develop new friendships.

 “We are proud to recognize the Huntsman World Senior Games for the work they have done to consistently promote opportunities for individuals to lead healthy lifestyles through competition and active aging outreach initiatives,” says Kristina Harder, acting Executive Director of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition. “Because of the Games’ meaningful efforts and impactful contributions, we are one step closer to improving the physical fitness, health, and nutrition of all Americans. The Huntsman World Senior Games reaches not only their community, but also serves as a shining example to inspire and motivate others across the United States to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle.”

“What an honor to be recognized by the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition,” said Kyle M Case, Huntsman World Senior Games CEO. “As an organization, we strive to create an experience that impacts individual’s health for the better. To be recognized for those efforts is pretty special.”

This year, the President’s Council presented the Community Leadership Award to 31 recipients across the country. These individuals and organizations have all made an impact by doing work in an area of the Council’s mission, successfully serving the people in their communities through sports, physical activity, fitness, and nutrition-related programs. A full listing of the 2019 Community Leadership Awardees is available on fitness.gov

About the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition

The President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition (PCSFN) is a Federal advisory committee supported by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The mission of the President’s Council is to increase sports participation among youth of all backgrounds and abilities and to promote healthy and active lifestyles for all Americans. For more information about PCSFN, visit www.fitness.gov and follow us on Twitter @FitnessGov.

About the Huntsman World Senior Games

The Huntsman World Senior Games is the largest annual multi-sport event in the world for athletes age 50 and better. Over 11,000 athletes compete each October in St. George, Utah, in their choice of over 30 different sports. For more information or to register as an athlete or volunteer visit www.seniorgames.net.

 

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