TOPEKA - The Sunflower State Games is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2017 Kansas Senior Games. The Kansas Senior Games are Kansas' own multi-sport competition for ages 50+. The 2017 Kansas Senior Games will take place September 14-24 in Topeka and will be the held under the direction of the Sunflower State Games for the second year.

The Kansas Senior Games is open to not only Kansans, but out of state residents as well. The event will consist of 21 different sports for ages 50+. Events include the following: Badminton, Basketball, Bocce Ball, Bowling, Cycling, Golf, Granny Basketball, Horseshoes, Miniature Golf, Pickleball, Racquetball, Race Walk, Road Race, Shuffleboard, Softball, Sporting Clay Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track and Field, and Volleyball. A finalized schedule, complete event information, and registration procedures can be found online at sunflowergames.com. Prospective participants are encouraged to register using the online registration portal. Paper forms will be accepted as well and can be printed from the web site. The deadline to register for the 2017 Kansas Senior Games is Friday, Sept. 2.

"We are extremely excited to open registration for the 2017 Kansas Senior Games," said Executive Director, Mitch Gross. "It is our intent to build off the momentum that was created after our organization took over direction of this event in 2016." The 2016 Kansas Senior Games hosted a total of 817 participants who competed in 17 sports. Athletes traveled to the capital city from 21 different states and more than 220 communities.

The Sunflower State Games is a non-profit organization based in Topeka that is committed to providing opportunities for Kansans to increase their health and wellness through participation in its multi-sport competitions. The 2017 Sunflower State Games will take place July 14-30. For more information, please visit www.sunflowergames.com.