Join the Team! Wisconsin Senior Olympics is a great opportunity to maintain and improve your overall fitness and wellness through recreational, social and competitive events!
Our Y will host the 2016 Senior Olympics
Pickleball Events August 27th and 28th!
The Y is looking for athletes 50 yrs old and up to join our Senior Olympics Team!
Over 20 sports to choose from including:
- Track & Field
- and MORE!
For additional information about Senior Olympics, click here.
To learn more about the Y’s Senior Olympics team, contact John Hummitzsch, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don Rambadt Shares
His Experience with
the 2015 National
Don Rambadt, YMCA at Pabst Farms member and athlete, is all signed up for next month’s Senior Olympics, and he’s already had a great warm-up at the 2015 National Senior Games last week!
Don qualifed for the National tournament by placing 1st in the state in the 80-84 year-old racquetball bracket at the 2014 Senior Olympics. When asked what he loved most about his experience at Nationals, he said, "I was impressed with the involvement of health and aging organizations for the over 12,000 athletes involved." Don placed 7th at the tournament, after having to withdraw due to an inury.
Don started playing racquetball when he returned to Wisconsin from active duty in the United States Army in 1962. He began playing at 6:00 am at least three times per week to ensure a good workout, and has continued that practice ever since. Maintaining that schedule also allowed Don to participate in other sports, such as skiing on weekends. Don returned to six to eight weeks of active duty with the Army nearly every summer from 1964 to 1987, and racquetball courts were always near his worksites, allowing him to keep up with his workouts, and to play the sport he'd grown to love!
When asked what keeps him playing, he said, “The fun of a good workout and congenial competition with others who enjoy the game.”