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Minnesota Senior Games in Owatonna

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OWATONNA, Minn. (KTTC) -- If you are an adult between the ages of 50 and 99 then the Minnesota Senior Games are right up your alley.

The games are geared to promote healthy living and to keep our seniors active.  Physical activity and regular exercise have been proven to decrease the risk of heart disease and many other ailments.  That is the goal of the National Senior Games Association, the organization that puts the event on in Owatonna.  Pickleball, horseshoes, racquetball and archery are just a few of the many events that people competed in or will compete in.

"It's an event for seniors. Archery is an event that I have enjoyed for over 65 years so I feel it has kept me young. At age 85 I can still draw a conventional bow back," said Jim Ploen of Bloomington.

Jim took home the first place medal for his category.

The senior games will run through the week around Owatonna.

 

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