Rockingham County Senior Games & SilverArts is looking forward to another season of great games and competition! Information and registration for the 2022 games can be found on this page.  For more information, please call (336) 548-2789 or email the Rockingham County Senior Games Coordinator, Lindsay Pegg | lpeggmmrec@gmail.com.

The Rockingham County Senior Games (RCSG) began in 1996 as an annual Olympic-style event that promoted year-round mental and physical health.  Today it is much more than that!  The RCSG relies on participation from Rockingham, Stokes, and Caswell County residents age 50 or better who enjoy healthy competition, and a fun, creative and social atmosphere. Our continued success can be attributed to our wonderful and dedicated Ambassadors, volunteers, and staff.  In addition, we greatly rely on the generosity of our sponsors, and the City of Reidsville, the City of Eden and the towns of Madison and Mayodan to operate our games. 

The events are held in April and May each year.  All events take place in and around Rockingham County.  Individuals compete for awards within their own gender and age categories:  50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+. Typically, the top three winners (medalists) in each event by age and gender are eligible to compete in the North Carolina Senior Games (NCSG), State Finals, each fall.  Medalists from the NCSG State Finals are eligible to compete in the National Senior Games that occur every two years.

We hope you can join participants in 53 Local Games that serve all 100 counties across the state of North Carolina each Spring.  North Carolina Senior Games began in 1983 with a vision to create a year-round health promotion and wellness education program for adults 50 years of age and better.  Participants can compete in sports and arts categories.  Senior Games is a holistic approach to keeping the body, mind and spirit fit while enjoying the company of friends, family, and volunteers. The Rockingham County Senior Games is sanctioned by North Carolina Senior Games Inc. (NCSG), a nonprofit organization, and sponsored statewide by the North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services.

REGISTRATION | Given the guidelines on large gatherings of people from various geographic areas set forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), the Governor’s Office and local public health officials, we will NOT hold an in-person registration/kick-off event or an opening ceremonyWe will hold a closing ceremony on Friday, May 14, 2021 outdoors at Freedom Park Amphitheater.  A boxed FREE lunch will be provided for all Senior Games and SilverArts participants.  Nonparticipants can purchase a lunch meal ticket for $8.00.

GENERAL | Rockingham County Senior Games and SilverArts adheres to the the guidelines below, set forth by the North Carolina Senior Games. These programs are sanctioned by North Carolina Senior Games, Inc. NCSG, Inc. are sponsored statewide by the North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services. 

ELIGIBILITY | Participants must be at least 50 years or better.  Your age category is determined by what your age will be on December 31, 2021.  A participant must be a North Carolina resident for a minimum of three (3) consecutive months of the year.  Participants must complete a regulation game in an event to be eligible for an award and to qualify for the State Finals.

AGE CATEGORIES | Participants will compete in one of the following age categories for both individual and/or doubles sports:  50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90 and over.  Team sports are divided into the following brackets:  50-59, 60-69 and 70+.  Partner and team age groups will be determined by the age of the youngest partner/team member.

RULES |All events will be conducted in accordance with the 2021 edition of the North Carolina Senior Games Official Rules Book.  A copy of the official rules for each event will be at each event site.  You may view a copy of the official rules book by visiting:  www.ncseniorgames.org

CONFIRMATION | Each athletic entry will be confirmed by email or mail by April 2.  Online registrants can verify their registration 24 hours after submission at www.ncseniorgames.org/register.  It is your responsibility to verify that your registration has been received and that you are registered for the correct activities.

EQUIPMENT | Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage participants to use their own equipment (as long as it meets official standards).  Participants are required to provide their own equipment for Archery, Golf, Pickleball and Tennis.  At other event sites, we will take all necessary precaution to ensure that shared equipment is cleaned and sanitized properly after each use. 

PHYSICAL CONDITION |In promotion of the health and overall physical of our participants, it is recommended that you consult with your primary physician prior to your first event.  It is also recommended that you prepare and train accordingly.  Please note:  Events of longer duration and lower intensity are recommended for almost all participants, and events that are higher in intensity are offered primarily for the conditioned and trained participant.

DOUBLES EVENTS |Participants must have a partner to enter doubles events.  Each partner must submit an individual entry form or neither can compete in the event.  During registration, you must enter your partner’s name when asked.  Partners compete in the age category of the younger partner.  Doubles will not be assigned. 

INCLEMENT WEATHER/UNUSUAL CIRCUMSTANCES |Rockingham County Senior Games reserves the right to cancel any event due to not being able to meet safety precautions due to COVID-19,  insufficient registration, weather or events beyond their control.  In the event of a venue change or cancellation, participants will be notified by email and/or phone. 

CLOSING AWARDS CEREMONY | All participants and their guest are invited to attend the Closing Awards Ceremony Friday, May 14, 2021.  The closing ceremony will begin at 11:00am at Freedom Park Amphitheater located at 121 N. Edgewood Rd, Eden, NC 27288.  All medals and awards will be given out during the closing ceremony.  Bring your own chair(s).  A free boxed lunch will be provided for all participants and a boxed lunch for guests that pre-purchased lunch tickets.  Your lunch meal ticket will be provided on your confirmation letter, once you have registered for RCSG.  

AWARDS | Athletic Events:  Official gold, silver and bronze medals (maximum of one) will be presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finalists (men and women) in each age category in each sport/event.  SilverArts:  Official ribbons will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in Heritage, Literary and Visual Arts sub-categories.  In lieu of additional medals, a personalized certificate will be presented at the Closing Awards Ceremony.

STATE FINALS COMPETITION | Local Games participants who complete their sport event(s) and score — virtual and in-person — will qualify for State Finals (no score is necessary for tournament or team sports). Qualification for SilverArts remains: Heritage and Visual – places 1st-3rd, Literary – places 1st-2ndDeadline to register for State Finals is August 1.

EVENT LOCATIONS

BRIDGE STREET RECREATION CENTER
319 N. Bridge Street
EDEN, NC 27288
336-623-5559
FREEDOM PARK AMPITHEATRE
121 N EDGEWOOD ROAD
EDEN, NC 27288
AMPITHEATRE IS LOCATED BACK OF THE PARK
MILL AVENUE REC CENTER
1718  MILL AVENUE
EDEN, NC 27288
336-635-2268
COUNTRYSIDE LANES
1005 MASTEN DRIVE
KERNERSVILLE, NC 27284
336-993-5088
GARDEN OF EDEN SENIOR CENTER
508 ORCHARD DRIVE
EDEN, NC 27288
336-627-4711
REIDSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
1901 SOUTH PARK DRIVE
REIDSVILLE, NC 27320
336-349-6361
EDEN CITY HALL
308 E STADIUM DRIVE
EDEN, NC 27288
336-623-2110
GREENSBORO NATIONAL
330 NIBLICK DRIVE
SUMMERFIELD, NC 27358
336-342-1113
REIDSVILLE SENIOR CENTER
102 N. WASHINGTON AVENUE
REIDSVILLE, NC 27320
336-349-1088
EDEN YMCA
301 SOUTH KENNEDY STREET
EDEN, NC 27288
336-623-8496
LAKE REIDSVILLE
630 WATERWORKS ROAD
REIDSVILLE, NC 27320
336-349-4738
REIDSVILLE YMCA
504 S MAIN STREET
REIDSVILLE, NC 27320
336-342-3307
FARRIS MEMORIAL PARK
2878 PARK ROAD
MAYODAN, NC 27027
336-427-0124
M-M RECREATION CENTER
300 SOUTH 2ND AVENUE
MAYODAN, NC 27027
336-548-2789

Complete and return forms with payment to:
Madison-Mayodan Recreation RCSG
P.O. Box 206
Mayodan, NC 27027

Or register and pay online for the Rockingham County Senior Games through the Torch 1.0 network hosted by NC State Senior Games.
Click here to register and pay online. (link https://torch.ncseniorgames.org/)

  • IMPORTANT DATES FOR NEXT YEAR (INCLUDING SILVERARTS):
    • Registration Opens: 2/1/2022
    • Athletic Events/SilverArts Dates: 4/19/2022-5/13/2022
    • Kickoff and Registration Party: 3/18/2022
  • Participant Registration & Fees + Waivers – REQUIRED (Link Coming Soon)
  • Athletic Registration Form (Link Coming Soon)
  • SilverArts Registration Form (Link Coming Soon)

ATHLETIC EVENTS

ArcheryRoad Races
BowlingSwimming
Basketball ShootingBadminton
Football ThrowTable Tennis
Fun WalkPickleball
Softball ThrowTennis
GolfTrack & Field
Mini Golf

SILVERARTS EVENTS

HERITAGE ARTS

BasketweavingRugs
China PaintingStained Glass
CrochetingTatting/Needlelace
JewelryTole/Decorative Painting
KnittingWeaving
NeedleworkWoodworking
PotteryWoodturning
QuiltingWood Carving
Quilted Wall Hanging

VISUAL ARTS

AcrylicsPhotography
DrawingSculpture
Mixed MediaWatercolors
OilCharcoal
Pastels

LITERARY ARTS

EssaysShort Stories (Fiction)
Life Experiences (Autobiographical)Poems (Inspirational, Narrative, Lyric/Personal)


PERFORMING ARTS

Comedy/DramaInstrumental
DanceVocal
Line Dance

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

AMBASSADORS (SEE ATTACHED DOCUMENT):  Ambassadors Volunteers fill a variety of essential roles in the Rockingham County Senior Games. Whatever your specialty or area of interest, there is a volunteer position for you. Our Ambassadors are vital to the success of our games, and we would love to have you volunteer. Please invite your friends, family, and co-workers to come with you! Corporate volunteer programs, school groups and individuals are also encouraged to get involved. For more information, email Lindsay Pegg, lpeggmmrec@gmail.com.

SPONSORSHIPS

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

Gold SponsorsBronze SponsorsMajor Coordinating
Agencies
Roger Ward InsurancePizza HutEden Parks & Recreation
HumanaUNC Rockingham HealthcareReidsville Parks & Recreation
Reidsville Parks & RecreationBluestone Baptist ChurchMadison-Mayodan Recreation Commission
Rockingham CountyTiremaxReidsville YMCA
Eden Parks & RecreationAll About FloorsEden YMCA
Madison-Mayodan Recreation CommissionBoneyard Archery
Rockingham Community College
Rockingham County Schools