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2009 Summer National Senior Games Send-Off Tour, with Olympian Peggy Fleming, to Stop in Denver.

Humana to Honor and Celebrate Local Senior Games Participants

DENVER -- The send-off tour for the 2009 Summer National Senior Games, presented by Humana, will visit Denver today with special guest and Olympic gold Olympic Gold is the official video game of the XXV Olympic Summer Games, hosted by Barcelona, Spain in 1992. It was released for the Sega consoles, Mega Drive/Genesis and Master System, and Sega's handheld, Game Gear.  medalist, Peggy Fleming Peggy Gale Fleming (born July 27, 1948 in San Jose, California) is an American figure skater who won an Olympic gold medal in 1968. Biography
In 1961, when Fleming was 12 years old, her coach William Kipp was killed in the crash of Sabena Flight 548 along with the rest of
. The biennial games, the largest multi-sport event A multi-sport event is a competition in which athletes compete in a number of different sports.

The first modern multi-sport event organised were the Olympic Games, organised by the International Olympic Committee (est. 1894) for the first time in 1896 in Athens, Greece.
 in the world for seniors, will be held Aug. 1-15 in Palo Alto Palo Alto, city, California
Palo Alto (păl`ō ăl`tō), city (1990 pop. 55,900), Santa Clara co., W Calif.; inc. 1894. Although primarily residential, Palo Alto has aerospace, electronics, and advanced research industries.
, Calif.

The send-off will take place at 10 a.m. at Skyline Park, 1551 Arapahoe St., Denver. Speakers will include Fleming; Dan Oftedahl, president of Humana-Colorado; Dr. Edward Leary, president of Humana Central West Senior Products; and Senior Games representative Kate Amack, as well as a two Senior Games athletes and a performance from the 2008 Rocky Mountain Senior Games gold medalists the Dancin' Divas.

More than 10,000 athletes ages 50 and above, including more than 250 from Colorado, will compete in the 2009 Summer National Senior Games, which emphasize vitality at all ages. The athletes will compete in more than 800 events over 15 days, including track and field, swimming, volleyball, triathlon, golf and many more.

Among them are two inspiring athletes from the Denver area, Dorothy Haskins and Leroy Warren.

Dorothy Haskins, 69, from Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, city (1990 pop. 281,140), seat of El Paso co., central Colo., on Monument and Fountain creeks, at the foot of Pikes Peak; inc. 1886. It is a year-round resort and a booming military, technological, and commercial city. , Colo., is a track and field athlete, competing in the 100 meter, 200 meter, 400 meter and 800 meter sprints. After a back injury, Dorothy nursed herself back to health and is able to do what she loves best - run. "Although I qualified for the 2009 Summer Games This article is about the Epyx video game series. For the international multi-sport event, see Summer Olympic Games.
Summer Games is a sports video game developed by Epyx and released by U.S. Gold based on sports featured in the Summer Olympic Games.
, I have to do what's best for my health and sit this one out," said Haskins. "But, just wait! I'll be there wining medals in 2011!"

Leroy Warren, 57, from Denver, is also a track and field athlete, competing in the 100 meter, 200 meter, 400 meter sprints and the long jump. Volunteering for the Rocky Mountain Senior Games, Leroy saw the spirit of camaraderie, competition and athleticism embodied in those competing. "I decided to put on a track suit and start running," says Warren. "I haven't stopped since, and I've never felt better or healthier in my life. Competing in the 2009 Summer Games in Palo Alto is just icing on the cake!"

Humana and the National Senior Games are recognizing these amazing athletes with an Olympic-sized send-off that will celebrate their accomplishments and champion the benefits of adopting a healthy and active lifestyle.

Send-off events were held over the last three weeks in Louisville, Cleveland and Houston. The final event is scheduled for July 29 in Las Vegas Las Vegas (läs vā`gəs), city (1990 pop. 258,295), seat of Clark co., S Nev.; inc. 1911. It is the largest city in Nevada and the center of one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the United States. . For more information on the send-off tour and tips on how to get and stay fit over 50, visit www.humana.com/seniorgames or www.nsga.com.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is one of the nation's largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies, with approximately 10.4 million medical members. Humana is a full-service benefits solutions company, offering a wide array of health and supplementary benefit Noun 1. supplementary benefit - benefits paid to bring incomes up to minimum levels established by law
national assistance, social assistance

social insurance - government provision for unemployed, injured, or aged people; financed by contributions from
 plans for employer groups, government programs and individuals.

Over its 48-year history, Humana has consistently seized opportunities to meet changing customer needs. Today, the company is a leader in consumer engagement, providing guidance that leads to lower costs and a better health plan experience throughout its diversified customer portfolio.

About National Senior Games Association

The National Senior Games Association is a non-profit member of the United States Olympic Committee “USOC” redirects here. For USOC in telephony, see registered jack.

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) is a non-profit organization that serves as the National Olympic Committee (NOC) for the United States and coordinates the relationship between the
 dedicated to motivating senior men and women to lead a healthy lifestyle through the senior games movement.

The organization governs the Summer National Senior Games, the largest multi-sport event in the world for seniors, and other national senior athletic events. It is an umbrella for member state organizations across the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area.  that host State Senior Games or Senior Olympics
This article is about a senior sport competition. For a Yes, Dear episode, see Senior Olympics (tv episode).


Senior Olympics is a sports competition for seniors from North America (United States and Canada).
. The NSGA supports and sanctions these member state organizations so that adults can participate in their state in events year-round. www.nsga.com
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