First Lady Glenna Fletcher's Communications Office
First Lady Glenna Fletcher Helps Kick Off Senior Games Volunteer Recruitment

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, February 13, 2007  
Contact Information:  Dan Bayens

Press conference in Louisville recognizes sponsors

FRANKFORT, Ky. – First Lady Glenna Fletcher helped kick off the volunteer recruitment effort for the 2007 Summer National Senior Games at a press conference in Louisville at Slugger Field.  The press conference also recognized Senior Games sponsors and partners. 

“Hosting the Senior Games allows us to showcase our beautiful state and hospitality on a national stage,” said Mrs. Fletcher.  “As special ambassador to our Get Healthy Kentucky Program, I view these senior athletes as excellent examples of the timeless benefits of healthy living.  They personify the mission of Get Healthy Kentucky and their efforts should serve as an inspiration for Kentuckians to get out and get active.”

The 2007 Senior Games will take place from June 22 – July 7, 2007 in Louisville.  More than 12,000 elite senior athletes will participate in the Games which are expected to draw 20,000 spectators.  Most events will be at the Kentucky Exposition Center and the University of Louisville.  Other locations include E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park, Executive Strike and Spare Fun Center, Oxmoor Country Club, Quail Chase Golf Course, Chariot Run Golf Course, and Iroquois Park in Louisville, as well as the Kilianski Sport Complex in Fort Knox. 

Mrs. Fletcher is the honorary chair of the Senior Games Steering Committee, which includes membership from government, corporations, universities and senior athletes.

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Mrs. Fletcher has made the health of Kentucky’s citizens one of her primary focuses.  The Get Healthy Kentucky initiative was recently launched as an effort to promote overall health improvement among Kentuckians.  For information on the initiative, including diet and physical activity tips, visit the Get Healthy Kentucky Web site at