Before Title IX: Tales from Senior Athletes


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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More Than Medals


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.

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