TOPEKA - The Sunflower State Games is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2018 Kansas Senior Games. The Kansas Senior Games are Kansas' own multi-sport competition for ages 50+. The 2018 Kansas Senior Games will take place September 13-23 in Topeka and will be the held under the direction of the Sunflower State Games for the third year.

The Kansas Senior Games is open to not only Kansans, but out of state residents as well. The event will consist of 20 different sports for ages 50+. Events include the following: Badminton, Basketball, Bocce Ball, Bowling, Cycling, Golf, Granny Basketball, Horseshoes, Miniature Golf, Pickleball, Racquetball, Race Walk, Road Race, Shuffleboard, Softball, Sporting Clay Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track & Field, and Volleyball. A finalized schedule, complete event information, and registration procedures can be found online at sunflowergames.com. Prospective participants are encouraged to register using the online registration portal. Paper forms will be accepted as well and can be printed from the web site. The deadline to register for the 2018 Kansas Senior Games is Saturday, September 1st.

"We are extremely excited to open registration for the 2018 Kansas Senior Games," said Executive Director, Mitch Gross. "The feedback that we have received the past two years has been extremely positive. We look forward to keeping that momentum going by introducing this event to the next wave of 50+ athletes."

The 2017 Kansas Senior Games hosted a total of 745 participants from 13 different states and more than 170 communities. The 2018 Kansas Senior Games will be a qualifying event for the 2019 National Senior Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Sunflower State Games is a non-profit organization based in Topeka that is committed to providing opportunities for Kansans to increase their health and wellness through participation in its multi-sport competitions. The 2018 Sunflower State Games will take place July 13-29. For more information, please visit www.sunflowergames.com.