Maine Senior Games prove it’s never too late to become an athlete


Deb Smith may never sign a sports shoe endorsement or find herself on a box of Wheaties. But the 62-year-old executive director of the Maine Recreation and Parks Association couldn’t care less.

A basketball player since her high school days, what Smith does care about is competing with fellow teammates in the annual Maine Senior Games.

For athletes like Smith, the thrill of competition has no age limits and thanks to the Maine Senior Games, adults over age 45 may continue to shoot hoops, run, golf, bowl, bicycle, swim or run triathlons against their peers for a shot at attending the biannual National Senior Games.