2022 marks the 50-year anniversary of the passing of Title IX, a critical moment in American history that prevented federally-funded programs from discriminating on the basis of sex, opening up competitive sports for girls and women. Recently, Growing Bolder and the National Senior Games teamed for a special live stream to tell the stories of the female athletes before and after Title IX.Headlined by Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to register for and run the Boston Marathon, we assembled a panel of female athletes — representing ‘the lost generation’ not allowed to participate in high school and collegiate sports, but are now seizing the opportunity to compete and achieve in masters sports.
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Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially register and run the Boston Marathon, continues to add to her legacy and compete today.
Watch Growing Bolder’s 60 minute National Senior Games special.
DeEtte Sauer didn’t start swimming until she was in her 50’s. Since then, she’s lost more than 100 pounds and set multiple world records.
Growing Bolder, announces a free intergenerational walking event in partnership with Track Shack and Florida Blue Medicare.
Motivational Speaker and Life Coach Dr. James Smith, Jr., explains how masters athletes from age 50 to 103 have inspired the world to smash ageist stereotypes and defy the odds.
Nothing was going to stop Lisa Polonczyk from bowling in the 2022 National Senior Games. Not even a broken hand.
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Were it not for walking, 82-year-old Karl- Heinrich Barsch would likely be in a wheelchair. Were it not for running, his wife, 84-year-old Terttu Barsch, would likely be dead. The Barsches are part of the irrefutable and growing body of evidence that proves the benefits of an active lifestyle.
For the Walkers, archery is more than just a sport. It’s a tradition spanning several generations, creating a legacy of success and priceless family memories learning to shoot together.
We’ve team up to establishing the Growing Bolder Division powered by Florida Blue Medicare recognizing athletes 40 + in the Track Shack Running Series
So many of the triumphs we see at the National Senior Games don’t happen on the score sheet. They happen in the heart. Bill Shafer shares stories that prove it’s more than just medals and records that matter to these masters athletes.
Meet the inspirational athletes who have overcome disease, surgery, joint replacements, personal tragedy and obstacles of all kind to compete at the 2022 National Senior Games.