Mescalero Senior Olympics has been selected as one of the New Mexico sites to host a leg of the National Senior Olympic Games Torch Relay. The relay began in Silver City on January 12th and will make its way to the Las Cruces Area on February 16th, arriving in Mescalero on Thursday March 7th. The Senior Flame will continue to cross the state until its arrival in Albuquerque on June 15th.
Albuquerque will be hosting the National Games June 14th – 25th 2019.
The torch will be passed on to Mescalero Olympians and community members, where it will stop at the Elderly Center.
The ceremony will continue with a program starting today at 10:00 am to celebrate the Mescalero athletes who have qualified for the National Senior Olympic Games in July. The program will include guest speakers, recognition of athletes, traditional social dancing, and lunch.
Mescalero has fifteen athletes qualified to compete in the games.
Mescalero National Senior Games qualifiers would like to invite the community to celebrate this special event!