As presenting sponsor of the 2017 National Senior Games, the greatest multi-sport occasion in the world for adults age 50 and older, Humana will honor 15 senior athletes as Humana Game Changers. These athletes hail from across the country, ranging in age from 60 to 94 years young. They will compete in a several sports at the 2017 National Senior Games presented by Humana from June 2-15 in Birmingham, Ala., involving pickleball, basketball, swimming and track and field.
The Humana Game Changers program honors National Senior Games athletes who exemplify healthy aging and give encouragement, motivation and inspiration for all adult people to start with healthy.
For instance, Zoltan Zsohar, a 70-year-old cyclist from Dallas, initiated exercising when he looked in the mirror and realized he was starting to look like some of his older colleagues. And Kathleen Fisken, a 75-year-old swimmer from Bethesda, Maryland, recently overcame a uterine cancer diagnosis and treatment to compete this year.
“When you find out you’ve cancer, it is significant to have a goal in mind,” Fisken stated. “I was already registered to compete at the 2017 National Senior Games in Birmingham, so having that aim in mind was immensely meaningful. Being recognized as a Humana Game Changer makes my journey and the upcoming competitions even more special.”
The 2017 Humana Game Changers, who were opted among more than 10,400 athletes competing this year, are:
“As presenting sponsor of the National Senior Games, we are proud to spotlight how individuals – at every age – can live an active and healthy lifestyle,” stated Humana Chief Consumer Officer Jody Bilney. “By giving encouragement, motivation and inspiration to others through their dedication to their sports and their health, as well as their remarkable athletic successes, these athletes positively redefine what it means to have a ‘senior moment.’”
Since launching the program in the year of 2013, Humana has recognized 48 athletes as Humana Game Changers. Stories, photos and more information can be found at http://humananews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/HumanaGameChangers.pdf.
Humana has been the presenting sponsor of the National Senior Games since the year of 2007. Further information about the 2017 National Senior Games presented by Humana can be found at www.nsga.com.
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