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Senior Games a family affair for some

Matthew RobertsonMay 19, 2019

FLORENCE, S.C. — Senior athletes from a dozen states in addition to South Carolina — which had 33 counties represented — turned out over two weekends for the South Carolina Senior Sports Classic at Francis Marion University and other venues around the Florence area.

The games wrapped up Saturday with competition in bocce ball, horseshoes, basketball, volleyball and cycling.

For two groups of athletes Saturday was a family affair.

“I’ve been in this game since 1989,” said Alice Rembert Walker, 87, of Chester. “I’ve never missed a game since then. I’ve been to about 13 national games. I finally won a gold last year in bowling and a silver in Alabama.”

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