MSO NEWSLETTER & UPDATES

19 May 2020

MSO NEWSLETTER & UPDATES

Michigan Senior Olympics

Michigan Senior Olympics 2020 Summer Games Update - May Newsletter

MSO Athletes,
We hope you are all doing well. The Michigan Senior Olympics has many special updates to share with you. Please take the time to read through this newsletter as it pertains to your event. The Michigan Senior Olympic website will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.
Thank you!

www.michiganseniorolympics.org
 

GAMES UPDATE

The Michigan Senior Olympics have continued to monitor the COVID-19 situation and how it will affect our athletes and some of our upcoming events.

***REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY ON HOLD. We plan to open up registration for individual events on a case by case basis once we are confident they will be able to take place.

Co-Ed Volleyball - We are working on rescheduling this event for the Fall

Women's Ice Hockey Tournament - This event has been rescheduled for October 9-11, 2020 at the Hazel Park Ice Arena.

Summer Games Update
As we continue to get more and more data on the COVID-19 pandemic, we are anticipating there will be changes to the 2020 Summer Games schedule of events. Each event is being carefully looked at to ensure the safety of our athletes. We have been in contact with venues, governing bodies, event coordinators, staff, and the local health department. Please continue to check the Michigan Senior Olympics website for updates. Each event is being looked at on a case by case basis. We hope to run as many events as we can while keeping safety as a top priority.

 

 

NSGA QUALIFYING STATEMENT

Qualifying Statement for the
2021 National Senior Games presented by Humana

This is an unprecedented situation for the National Senior Games Association (NSGA) that required a one-time adjustment for the 2021 National Senior Games.

NSGA has established a registration process which includes a Priority Registration Period for qualified athletes followed by an Open Registration Period.

Qualification for Priority Registration Period

  • If the Michigan Senior Olympics is ABLE to conduct Games or specific sports/events in 2020, the qualification standards for the sports/events as specified in the 2021 NSGA Rulebook will determine qualifiers. In addition athletes from the Michigan Senior Olympics who qualified for the 2019 National Senior Games in Albuquerque, NM will also qualify in the respective sports/events for the National Senior Games in 2021 (i.e., qualifiers from 2018 respective sports/events from that state’s senior games).
  • If the Michigan Senior Olympics is UNABLE to conduct Games or specific sports/events in 2020, athletes from the Michigan Senior Olympics who qualified for the 2017 National Senior Games in Birmingham, AL and/or 2019 National Senior Games in Albuquerque, NM will qualify in the respective sports/events for the 2021 National Senior Games (i.e., qualifiers from 2016 and/or 2018 respective sports/events from the Michigan Senior Olympics.

•   The number of registrants may be limited for certain sports.

Open Registration Period

  • An Open Registration period will also be offered to accommodate athletes age 50+, who were unable to attend or qualify at a state senior games in 2020.
  • The number of registrants may be limited for certain sports.


Change in Power Walk Qualification
•   Power Walk will continue as an Open Sport for the 2021 National Senior Games presented by Humana.  Qualification will not be required for Power Walk.

NSGA reserves the right to make further adjustments to National Senior Games qualification and registration.

 

Michigan Senior Olympics

Q&A with the MSO

On Wednesday, May 27th from 1:00pm-1:40pm the Michigan Senior Olympics will be hosting a Zoom Meeting for our members so we can answer any questions you may have about the new NSGA Qualifying information.

***PLEASE EMAIL ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE IN ADVANCE TO: becky@michiganseniorolympics.org


To join meeting please click on the link below. The Q&A meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 27th from 1:00pm-1:40pm.

***Don't forget to email your questions in advance. Everyone on the meeting will be muted while Becky Ridky, Executive Director gives an update and answers questions sent in. There will be a time for additional questions at the end. Please try and keep personal opinions to a minimum as we are using this as a platform to answer questions only related to the National Senior Games and MSO Summer Games.

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78527283135?pwd=akdRUXB6R0pKUzV5djFPVGJTNEFGQT09

Meeting ID: 785 2728 3135
Password: MSO
 

 

SURVEYS

Please take two minutes to fill out this quick survey for your event. As we continue to get more and more data on the COVID-19 pandemic, we are anticipating there will be changes to the 2020 Summer Games. Each event is being carefully looked at to ensure the safety of our athletes. We have been in contact with venues, governing bodies, event coordinators, staff, and the local health department. Now we want to hear from our athletes.
Thank you!

Archery

Badminton

Basketball (3 vs 3)

Basketball (Free Throw & 3pt Competition)

Billiards

Bocce Ball

Bowling

Cornhole

Cycling

Disc Golf

Golf

Pickleball

Powerlifting

5K & 10K

Shuffleboard

Softball

Swimming

Table Tennis

Tennis

Track & Field, Racewalk, & Powerwalk

Triathlon

Volleyball

 

HALL OF FAME

CLICK HERE TO PRINT THE APPLICATION FORM FOR THE HALL OF FAME
 
About the Hall of Fame
The purpose of the Michigan Senior Olympic Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor outstanding athletic performances, as well as outstanding contributions made to the success of the Michigan Senior Olympics by athletes Board Members, and volunteers. The award will be presented to no more than 3 individuals each year. Nominations may be submitted by anyone, self-nominations are acceptable. The award may be granted posthumously.
 
Eligibility requirements:
Must be a Michigan resident.
Athlete, Board Member, or Volunteer for at least 7 years
Athletes must have won numerous gold medals in Michigan Senior Olympics competitions
Other considerations (not all required):
- Has exhibited good sportsmanship and citizenship
- Has been a positive ambassador for the Michigan Senior Olympics
- Has volunteered time and/or money to the Michigan Senior Olympics
- Has set a record in Michigan Senior Olympic competitions
- Has competed against at least one other athlete in most events
- Has well-represented Michigan in the National Senior Games
 
How is someone nominated?
Complete the appropriate nomination form, providing the most complete information possible
Include all appropriate supporting documentation (newspaper articles, testimonials, photographs, athletic records, etc.)


All nomination forms and documentation must be postmarked by June 1st of the year they are to be considered.
 

Michigan Senior Olympics

INTERESTED IN MAKING A DONATION?

The Michigan Senior Olympics is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax deductible. If you are interested in making a donation please click on the link below. You will receive a tax receipt via email. You can also mail a check to Michigan Senior Olympics, 650 Letica Dr., Rochester, MI 48307.

CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION

If you wish to see your donation used for any specific purpose or towards your favorite sport please let us know. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

 

 
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