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MINNEAPOLIS, June 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Starkey Hearing Technologies is proud to announce that it is the Official Hearing Partner of the 2015 National Senior Games presented by Humana. The Games will be held July 3-16 in various venues throughout Bloomington, Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. The National Senior Games torch will also be stopping at Starkey Hearing Technologies Eden Prairie headquarters on Wednesday, June 10 at 12 Noon.
The National Senior Games is an Olympic-style athletic event, featuring more than 10,000 competitors all over the age of 50. A biennial competition, The Games feature 19 medal-awarding sports and three demonstrative sports including baseball, disc golf and judo.
"We are excited to sponsor the National Senior Games and have the opportunity to interact with this talented group of athletes," said Dave Fabry, Vice President at Starkey Hearing Technologies. "Hearing health is an integral part of overall health and wellness, and The Games embody the spirit of living a healthy life at every age."
The National Senior Games Association was formed in 1985 in St. Louis. The NSGA held its first National Senior Games, formerly the National Senior Olympic Games, in 1987. Fourteen Games have been held since 1987 in Missouri, New York, Louisiana, Texas, Arizona, Florida, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, California, Ohio and Virginia.
The 2015 National Senior Games kick off on Saturday, July 4 with the Flame Arrival Ceremony sponsored by AstraZeneca Diabetes and will include the symbolic torch and flame, a fireworks display, family activities and live music. Competitions will also begin Saturday, July 4 with the 10K run, archery, badminton, horseshoes, judo, softball and multiple swimming events. On Friday, July 10 at the Saint Paul Ballpark—CHS Field, the Celebration of Athletes sponsored by AstraZeneca Diabetes will recognize the achievements of athletes from across the U.S. who have come to Minnesota to compete in The Games.
Be sure to visit Starkey at booth #219 in The Village, A Health & Wellness Expo and Athlete Experience sponsored by AstraZeneca Diabetes. The Village is located at the Minneapolis Convention Center and is free and open to the public.
For more information regarding the 2015 National Senior Games or to volunteer, please visit www.NSGA.com.
National Senior Games
About StarkeyHearing Technologies
Starkey Hearing Technologies is a privately held, global hearing technology company headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Founded in 1967, the company is recognized for its innovative design, development and distribution of comprehensive digital hearing systems. In addition to employing more than 3,600 people, operating 21 facilities and doing business in more than 100 markets worldwide, Starkey Hearing Technologies proudly supports its philanthropic arm: Starkey Hearing Foundation. The foundation, which uses the gift of hearing as a vehicle to change lives around the world, is nearly 50 percent ahead of its goal of giving one million hearing aids this decade. Starkey Hearing Technologies develops, manufactures and distributes hearing aids via four distinct brands – Audibel®, NuEar®, MicroTech™ and its original brand, Starkey. For more information, visit www.starkey.com and http://www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org.
About The National Senior Games Association
The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) is a nonprofit member of the United States Olympic Committee that promotes health and wellness for adults 50 and over through education, fitness and sport. The NSGA governs the 2015 National Senior Games presented by Humana, the largest multi-sport event in the world for seniors. NSGA sanctions member state organizations across the country that host Senior Games or Senior Olympics to provide seniors with quality sports activity. For more information, please visit www.NSGA.com.
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