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Joetta Clark Diggs’ Senior Olympics to be Held at The Gateway Family YMCA

Five Points Branch chosen as participating location.

Union, NJ, November 14, 2016 --( The Gateway Family YMCA is partnering with Joetta Clark Diggs, Four-time Olympian to offer the Joetta Clark Diggs’ Senior Olympics at the Five Points Branch, 201 Tucker Avenue, Union, NJ. This event will be held on Friday, November 18th, 9:00am – 12:00pm. Registration is required; contact Thomas Galuppo, Director of Healthy Living, at 908-688-9622.

Sponsored by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and the Joetta Clark Diggs Sports Foundation, Joetta Clark Diggs’ Senior Olympics includes an array of events for participants ages 55 and up designed to increase activity, while providing a fun challenge. Games and events include the following: Horse Shoe Pitch, Hula Hoop, Soccer, Bowling and a timed obstacle course. Free gifts and awards are available to participants.

“The Joetta Clark Diggs’ Senior Olympics provides a wonderful opportunity for older adults to be active and have fun,” said Erhardt Preitauer, President, Horizon NJ Health. “We are proud to sponsor any event that celebrates health and wellness while encouraging people to achieve their best health. The Joetta Clark Diggs Sports Foundation has developed programs that motivates people and ultimately contributes to a lifelong pattern of healthy behaviors and we applaud them for their continuing efforts,” continued Preitauer.

“The Joetta Clark Diggs Sports Foundation is committed to creating programs that advance the health and wellness of people within our communities. We are excited to partner with The Gateway Family YMCA as we bring a Senior Olympics to help older adults experience a fun and safe friendly competition. It will be a rewarding experience for everyone involved,” stated Joetta Clark Diggs, Four-time Olympian, President of Joetta Sports & Beyond.

“As a nonprofit committed to healthy living, The Gateway Family YMCA is excited to partner with Joetta Clark Diggs to provide the Joetta Clark Diggs’ Senior Olympics at our Y,” says Krystal R. Canady, CEO of The Gateway Family YMCA. “We know that health and well-being are all about balance. That’s why we help people of all ages achieve their individual health goals and bring their families closer together.”

“At the Y, we give people the knowledge, inspiration and support to stay active, eat healthy and prevent or manage chronic diseases, and we provide them with opportunities to connect with others and get involved with their communities. This program provides another opportunity to create unique partnership to benefit our community,” added Melynda A. Mileski, EVP/COO of The Gateway Family YMCA.

For more information, visit or contact The Gateway Family YMCA - Five Points Branch at 908-688-9622.
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