SAIL Center seniors place well in Olympics
Published 6:55 am Wednesday, June 4, 2008
By By Chandler Myers
Seniors from the Atmore Senior Act of Individual Living (SAIL) center proved in the month of May that just because you get older does not mean you cannot perform feats of mental and physical strength.
They did this at the Masters Games Tournament, also known as the Senior Olympics, in Mobile, Orange Beach and Poarch.
Charles Wilson, a resident of Atmore and participant in the games, said he and his wife have competed for four years and like going to all the competitions.
Each senior practices throughout the year to get ready for the Olympics not only in the region, but for the state competition as well.
Jean Wilson, a participant in the Olympics, said she enjoys the atmosphere of the games and is excited to be qualified for the state competition in Florence.
Wilson placed third in table tennis, checkers and the Nerf football throw.
Mildred Hall placed second in billiards, shuffleboard and dominoes. She also placed third in table tennis and first in rook.
Ann (Weemes) Amerson placed second in billiards and table tennis as well as third in horseshoes.
R.J. Amerson placed second in checkers and dominoes.
Frances Dubose took second place in rook.
Alice Gibbs took home the blue ribbon in Nerf ball, horseshoes, softball throw, Frisbee throw and basketball.
Roy Gibbs placed third in the Frisbee throw, softball throw and horseshoes
The state competition for the Senior Olympics will take place in October.