Boomers come out in droves for the bowling league. Each participant has his or her own “Mii” (Wii personality), custom designed to look as much (or little) as like the player as preferred. Tournaments are held and at the end of the “season” one of the Park Springs Members is declared the winner.
With such a robust league already in place, it’s no wonder that the community was chosen as the venue for the sport’s DeKalb County Senior Olympic games. Park Spring’s member Floyd Fawcett oversees all of the Wii Bowling activities at Park Springs and instituted a Wii bowling league two years ago after playing for the first time with his grandchildren.
Aside from Wii bowling, Park Springs has three teams participating in water volleyball, which will be held at the Lou Walker Senior Center in Lithonia. Last year, two of the teams placed second and third in the sport.
The DeKalb County Senior Olympics was founded in 1986 with the purpose of creating awareness of the abilities and capabilities of older adults, helping maintain and improve health and wellness and promoting an interest in lifetime sport,s, recreation and physical activity as well as providing a strong sense of accomplishment. The 2010 Senior Olympics is comprised of 16 events and today with opening ceremonies at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center in Decatur.