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LeadingAge Hosts National Senior League 2012 National Senior Wii Bowling Championship

by Published On: Oct 10, 2012
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October 10, 2012
Contact: Emily Wilson, ewilson@leadingage.org, 202-508-9492

Washington—Two teams will compete for the title of champion of the National Senior League (NSL) 2012 National Senior Wii Bowling Championship, which will be held at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO, October 21–24, 2012.

This year, the UnbeWiiVables from the Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center in Silver Spring, MD, and the Happy Strikers from the Active Life in Lagrange, GA, beat out 241 teams from 30 different states.

The same two teams met at last year’s championship game, with Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center winning the title. But this year, The Active Life may have an advantage with team member and NSL Wii Bowler of the Year, Vestal Thomas, who has Wii bowled an impressive 36 straight 300 games in NSL competition.

The National Senior League (NSL), which had over 1,200 participants this year, affords seniors a fun, social and sometimes competitive environment. “NSL provides senior bowlers with a great way to get a little exercise, meet new people and create a team atmosphere within their community,” says Dennis Berkholtz, president and commissioner of the NSL.

The NSL began in 2009 and manages and produces State and Regional Senior Wii Bowling Championships in the spring (Feb/Apr) and the National Senior Wii Bowling Championship in the Fall (Aug/Oct).

“Wii bowling is an activity that holds intergenerational appeal; seniors often enjoy playing as much as kids do,” says Larry Minnix, president and CEO of LeadingAge. “We are honored to host the NSL 2012 National Senior Wii Bowling Championship and hope it offers a fun opportunity for participants and audiences to engage with each other.”
 



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