LAFAYETTE, ind. (WLFI) -- Area IV Aging and Community Action Program is kicking off their 2019 Senior Games.
Those ages 50 and older in surrounding counties have the chance to compete in a variety of recreational events including Bingo, Bowling, Baseball and swimming.
More than 20 organizations have sponsored the event. Sharon Halsmer a McDonald's sponsor of the games, says seniors have the chance to interact and grow with each other.
"I just think it's a great thing for our community," Halsmer said. "It is also a really great thing for companies to get involved with."
The event started Saturday with nature walks, croquet, table tennis, and softball.
Kay Burry the representative of Soller-Baker Funeral homes says normally the event would be Monday through Friday.
"We have had to extend it because we have so many events that we run out of time," said Burry.
Torch Bearer Ellen Barker says she encourages people to attend the event and try something you've never done.
"I've never played darts before and now it's my favorite thing!" said Barker.
The program encourages seniors to maintain physical and mental activity.
The six-day event will last until Friday.