Senior Games kick off today in Houston

The 2011 National Senior Games, the largest multi-sport event in the world for men and women age 50 and older, begin today in Houston. During the two-week event, culminating on June 30, more than 10,000 athletes will compete in 18 sports.

As a three-time Gold Medal sponsor, AstraZeneca will send nine employee athletes to compete. AstraZeneca sponsors the National Senior Games because we promote healthy choices at every stage of life.

We are proud of our employees who live this philosophy and who have qualified to compete in this year’s events. Follow AstraZeneca on Twitter at @AstraZenecaUS, under the hashtag #SeniorGames, to follow along with our employee athletes during their time in Houston.

– By Tom Hushen