TOPEKA - The deadline to register for the 2018 Kansas Senior Games is Saturday, Sept. 1. The Kansas Senior Games are Kansas' own multi-sport competition for ages 50+. The 2018 Kansas Senior Games will take place Sept. 14-23 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, 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.

"We are extremely excited about the upcoming 2018 Kansas Senior Games," said Executive Director, Mitch Gross. "It is our intent to build off the momentum that we have created the previous two years." The 2017 Kansas Senior Games hosted a total of 745 participants who competed in 21 sports. Athletes traveled to the capital city from 13 different states and more than 170 communities.

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 took place July 13-29, and hosted 7,147 participants in 47 different sports. The event attracted participants from 388 different communities. For more information, please visit sunflowergames.com.