Phil Woody of Dillsboro competed in the recently completed 2021 North Carolina Senior Games. Competing in the 65-69 age group, Woody won gold medals in five events: softball throw, football throw, basketball shooting, pickleball and golf.
He also won silver medals in the shot put, bocce and mini-golf and two bronze medals in the discus and standing long jump.
Due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s games were held virtually. Woody qualified during competition held by the local 2021 Smoky Mountain Senior Games this past spring.
Smoky Mountain Senior Games is part of a statewide network of 53 local programs sanctioned by North Carolina Senior Games, Inc. NCSG is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing year-round health promotion and education for adults 50 years of age and older. NCSG is a statewide nonprofit organization sponsored by the N,C, Division of Aging and Adult Services.
The Gold Sponsors of State Finals for 2021 are Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) and Humana, Inc; Silver Sponsor is Rex Healthcare. The Bronze Sponsor is North Carolina Farm Bureau Insurance.
Qualification for next year’s state finals will be held in the spring of 2022 at local senior games across North Carolina. For more information on a Senior Games program in your area, contact North Carolina Senior Games at 919-851-5456 or visit their website at www.ncseniorgames.org.