Senior Olympics invade Roswell

June 12, 2013 • Local News

Members of the Chaves County delegation to the New Mexico Senior Olympics march in the Parade of Athletes at the opening ceremonies for the 35th annual games at NMMI’s Stapp Parade Field, Wednesday. (Kevin J. Keller Photo)

Colorful flags rippled in the wind Wednesday evening at New Mexico Military Institute’s Stapp Parade Field as the 35th Annual New Mexico Senior Olympics Summer Games kicked off with an opening ceremony.

This year’s games feature 900 athletes from all over the state competing in 90 events for 26 sports. Roswell last hosted the games in 1988.

The ceremony began with the Parade of Athletes — competitors grouped by county crossed the field, decked out in alien antennae and colorful wigs, blowing noisemakers as onlookers cheered them Login to read more

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