2015 Games for Life – San Antonio Final Results

March 30th, 2015

Wow! What a spectacular day this past Saturday was to be a part of at the Games for Life – San Antonio! The teams were amazing!  They brought a fire to the games that has made it the best event so far. I can’t thank the San Antonio games committee, headed by Valerie Biediger, enough. They were well prepared and enthusiastic. The Activity Directors of the San Antonio facilities were just as prepared and enthusiastic – that showed in their residents too! Thank you to the volunteers who came out and helped us. You are AMAZING!!! We couldn’t have had such an event without you. Here are the final results of the day’s games. I will be emailing the facilities their individual results. Thank you for being a part of CASACA’s Games for Life.

Overall Winners
Grand Champion – Golden Estates
2nd Oak Park
3rd Sundance (New Braunfels)
4th Lakeside
5th Heights on Huebner

Volleyball Championship
Champion – Sundance
2nd – Golden Estates
3rd – Morningside Ministries

Spirit Award
1st Sundance
2nd Morningside Ministries
3rd Mesa Vista

Banner Award
1st Oak Park
2nd Golden Estates
3rd Windcrest

T-Shirt Award – Handmade
1st Wurzbach
2nd Mesa Vista
3rd Inspiration Hills

T-Shirt Award – Professional
1st Golden Estates
2nd Oak Park
3rd Lakeside

Judges Choice for Creativity
Wurzbach

Judges Choice for Teamwork
Atrium

Judges Choice for Sportsmanship
Atrium

Administrator Wheelchair Race
1st Sundance
2nd Wurzbach
3rd Mesa Vista

Activity Director Wheelchair Race
1st Golden Estates
2nd Heights on Huebner
3rd Oak Park

Other Staff Wheelchair Race
1st Sundance
2nd Oak Park
3rd Atrium

Official 2013 Games for Life – Austin Results

April 24th, 2013
Well, it was close and the scores have all been tallied! Here are the results you have been waiting for…
We have listed only the top ten finishers. They are as follows:

 

Volleyball
Special Award Winners  (First Place Finishers listed only)
Staff Races (First Place Finishers listed only)
Congratulations to all of the teams who competed this year! The competition was fierce! 29 Teams – 500 plus residents and over 1000 total spectators and volunteers. Amazing!!!

Top 5 Finishers for Games for Life- San Antonio 2013

April 24th, 2013

The results are in! The following facilities finished in the top 5 slots for total points

1st: Trisun Windcrest

2nd: Golden Estates

3rd: Princeton Place

4th: Trisun Wurzbach

5th: Mesa Vista

 

Volleyball

1st: Golden Estates

2nd:  Regent Care- Oakwell Farms

3rd: Princeton Place

 

Special Awards:

Banner: Golden Estates

Spirit: Princeton Place

Creativity: Regent Care- Oakwell Farms

Sportsmanship: Trisun Wurzbach

Teamwork: Pecan Valley

 

Staff Races:

Administrator: Mesa Vista

Activity Professional:Golden Estates

Support Staff: Trisun Windcrest

 

Congratulations to all of the facilities that participated in the Games for Life this year! Hope to see you all there next year to help make it the best year yet!

How to get to the Recreational Sports Center

March 20th, 2012

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We are able to offer free parking in Lot 80 which is just behind the School of Social Work on campus. An area will be reserved for facility buses and vans and the remaining spaces will be available on a first come basis. There are no other free lots. Pay Parking is available in the Manor and Trinity Garages.

Please note: Dependent on the size of vehicle you are transporting your residents in, you will be sent instructions for your drop-off point. If you have not received your instructions prior to Friday 11 April, please contact Donna Shelton at 512 422-9123.

If you are dropping off a participant in your car or small van, we recommend you exit IH-35 at the MLK Exit. Then continue West on MLK and take a right on Trinity (this becomes San Jacinto). Participants can unload at the corner of 20 1/2 street or on the sidewalk of San Jacinto in front of the Rec Center and just past the guard station. Please do not stop in the bus stop area.

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Games for Life featured on KXAN

March 19th, 2012

More great coverage on the training for the 2012 Games for Life. Let the Games begin!

You can watch the video here: Nursing home residents prepare to play: kxan.com

First-time competitor? No problem for 93 year-old resident

March 5th, 2012

Everett and Betty Cole have been married for 73 years. They have been husband and wife; best friends; parents; grandparents and great-grandparents. Now they are about to become team mates in one of the country’s largest competitive events for nursing home residents. Continue reading First-time competitor? No problem for 93 year-old resident »