2018 Mississippi Senior Olympics
The Mississippi Senior Olympics, boasting nearly 800 competitors, kicked off yesterday and will be running until May 26th. Today was the second day of the bowling competition portion that took place at Cypress Lanes in D’Iberville.
“I just come out here to have fun. I don’t worry about it. If it’s good, it’s good. If it ain’t, it’s bad.” Despite being one of the oldest bowlers in the alley, Roy Davis took home three medals from today’s bowling portion of the 2018 Mississippi Senior Olympics. Bowler Michael Vera said, “It’s hard to keep up with these guys. They’re tough, a lot of people look at them and say they’re old age, they’re seniors. They’re great bowlers.”
This is the fourth year that athletes age 50 and older from over 19 states put their athleticism to the test right here on the Coast. Senior Olympics Registrar Glenda Carter said, “Well, it keeps them healthy and it gives them something to do.”
Although the competitive nature of the games keeps things exciting, it’s the relations and memories they make is what keeps them coming back. “It’s just for the fun of the bowling. I love to bowl, the camaraderie with the people that attend.”
The bowling portion spanned over two days and included both single player and double player events. “You never get too old to do the things you like to do.” “They can put some 20-years-olds to shame.”