Cowboys Stadium Hosts National Senior Games Torch Relay

Event joins NBA All-Star Game, Super Bowl

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    by Bruce Felps

    Well, aren’t we on a nice little sports roll around here?

    During the past year and a bit we’ve had the NBA All-Star Game, the World Series, the Super Bowl, and now, well through yesterday, the NBA Finals all between Dallas and Arlington, two of which played out at Cowboys Stadium, aka: Dallas Coliseum.

    As of Sunday, we can add to the list the National Senior Games — or at least an exhibition thereof — at the Coliseum.

    The Geritolympians from the Dallas-Fort Worth area will carry the National Senior Games torch in a relay around the stadium and then … something.

    The event starts at 2:30 p.m., June 12, with closing ceremonies commencing at 4:30 p.m. According to the official press release, the senior athletes — including Kay Seemayer, coach of the Granny Globetrotters basketball team, and four members of the Texas Senior Games Hall of Fame — "will orbit the AT&T West Plaza at Cowboys Stadium."

    Orbit? That, in itself, should be worth the price of admission, which by the way, is free so totally worth it.


    Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. All these big-time sports events don’t mean squat to him until the Stanley Cup Finals return.