Senior athletes to ‘‘live the dream’’ in Utah

Active seniors wanted.

That’s the message being spread as nearly 7,000 senior athletes from more than 40 countries are expected to show “they got game” in St. George, Utah in October.

The athletes will participate in the Huntsman World Senior Games, an international competition for athletes age 50 and better at all skill levels.

The Games offer 22 different individual and team sporting events, healthy lifestyle lectures and nine free health screenings.

About 70 percent of the competitors return year after year to compete and socialize with friends. This year’s attendees will also have the opportunity to see one of the world’s most beautiful park regions, including Zion, Bryce, Cedar Breaks and the Grand Canyon.

The motto of this year’s World Senior Games is “Live the Dream” and it’s underscored by the inspiring stories of athletes, many of whom have overcome daunting obstacles to fully live their lives.

For more information about the games, set Oct. 6 to Oct. 18, call 1-800-562-1268 or visit www.seniorgames.net.