Athletes primed for B.C. Senior Games

Zone 6 area athletes will leave Tuesday for Kamloops to compete in the B.C. Senior Games.

The Senior Games slow pitch team worked out at Haley Park Thursday evening

The Senior Games slow pitch team worked out at Haley Park Thursday evening

The B.C. Senior Games get set to kick off Wednesday and the local slow pitch teams were getting in their final workout Thursday in preparation for the big event.

Close to 180 athletes and coaches from the Kootenay Boundary Zone 6 team will compete in the games going Aug. 22-25 in Kamloops and are looking for good results.

Zone 6 register Fred Simister and a combined squad of 55-60 and 60-65 year olds challenged a local slow pitch team, the Blasters, Thursday as a primer for the round robin tournament.

“We do this every year, and it’s just a way to get everybody ready for the Games, and make sure we have the numbers going into the tournament,” said Simister.

In the past 10 Games the Simister’s slow pitch team has won a medal every year except for one, and they’re guaranteed to keep that streak going this year with just three teams competing in the 60-65 age group.  While in the 55-60 category, there will be five teams competing.

See more on the Senior Games in Tuesday’s edition of the Trail Times.