Close enough for horseshoes, cornholes and other games too

Yukon seniors stay active, competitive for Yukon Senior Games

Don Gragg competes in the Yukon Senior Games at the billiards table inside the Dale Robertson Center. (Photo by Conrad Dudderar)

More than 120 participating are competing this week in the 20th Annual Yukon Senior Games.

The competition is open to anyone age 50 and above.

Event categories are: Pickleball, billiards, archery, horseshoe pitching, cornhole, weightlifting, fitness, golf, basketball, and bowling. Creative arts contests include poetry, photography and art.

First, second and third place finishers in each category earn awards.

Yukon Parks & Recreation facilities, including the Dale Robertson Center, Jackie Cooper Gym and Yukon City Park, are hosting the competitive events.

Other venues include Miller Fit and Archery Traditions in Yukon; along with Lake Hefner Golf and Heritage Lanes in Oklahoma City.

Yukon’s Ken Ryel tosses a horseshoe during the Yukon Senior Games on Monday, April 12 at the Yukon Horseshoe Courts. (Photo by Conrad Dudderar)

A Hawaiian luau-themed social was Tuesday night at the Dale Robertson Center.

After many special events were canceled or postponed in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions, Yukon Parks & Recreation Director Jan Scott said she was thrilled to host the Yukon Senior Games again this spring.

Oklahoma’s State Senior Games, in September, is a qualifier for nationals.