After three years of postponements and perseverance, The Good Games is ready to execute their full event and welcome 1,200+ athletes in six sports over 2 days.
From July 8 to 9, 2023, the Masters sports competition for athletes over the age of 30 will take over the University of Guelph with Basketball, Track and Field, Beach Volleyball, Slo-pitch, a 5k/10k trail race and Pickleball – the world’s fastest growing sport as well as an Olympic Style festival FREE for everyone to enjoy! It will be like a mini-Olympic Games with everything happening at the University of Guelph.
The Good Games hosted an event last year hosted 500+ athletes and 15,000+ Festival attendees in a modified event hosted at Exhibition Park.
“Athletes and volunteers won’t want to miss our event this year,” says CEO Helen Stoumbos. “This sport and community festival was a huge success last year and we can’t wait to finally able to execute the full event at the University of Guelph and their prestigious facilities!”
Hundreds of volunteers are needed to help with everything from registration to the beer garden in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Guelph, to helping out at sporting events.
“We want this to be the biggest and best Masters event in Canada,” says Mike F. Jean, Chief Marketing Officer for The Guelph Games. “We are inviting anyone that wants participate or volunteer to register!”
Modelled after the Huntsman World Senior Games in Utah which attracts more than 10,000 athletes each year, The Good Games are tapping into the Masters’ mantra to keep moving and embrace fun and fitness at any age. Originally planned to launch in 2020, the Games have been repeatedly sidelined but local organizers and sponsors including Sleeman, Spring Mill, Meridian, Palmer Audio, and CORUS are steadfast in their vision for the rapidly growing phenomenon of Masters sport and sport tourism in the region.