The St. Charles County Golden Games Board of Directors has decided to postpone the Games traditionally held in the Spring to the early Fall; starting Friday, September 17 through Saturday, September 23. These dates were selected to avoid conflict with other Senior Games that traditionally take place during this time. The Board meets monthly and will continue to review the situation. The goal is to offer outdoor events at the very minimum.
Several factors are involved in holding the Games including county statutes, the availability of facilities, and the comfort level of the numerous volunteers needed to operate the games. Many of the Golden Games are held at Senior Facilities, and it is unlikely they will be able to participate at all this year.
A survey of Golden Games participants indicated the majority were not comfortable attending a banquet and supported a cancellation for one year; so, the banquet will not be held.
At this point, the following events have the most potential to be held and are scheduled as follows:
Friday, September 17 - Shuffleboard, Pickleball, Miniature Golf
Saturday, September 18 - Pickleball, Soccer, Track & Field, Specialty Events
Monday, September 20 - Executive Golf, Bocce Ball
Tuesday, September 21 - Golf, Trap Shooting, Air Gun, 5K Run, Wobble Trap
Wednesday, September 22 - Shuffleboard (singles), Air Pistol, Skeet
Thursday, September 23 - Cycling, Cornhole
"We are extremely disappointed that after canceling the 2020 games we must go forward into 2021 with caution. We hope that by holding the games at a later date the senior population will be vaccinated and the environment will be safe. We must focus on the safety and well-being of our Senior participants," says Golden Games Chairman, Jeff Ford.