Who We Are

Founded in 1987, Granite State Senior Games (GSSG) is a not-for-profit (501c-3) all volunteer sports and fitness organization governed by a Board of Directors. The Granite State Senior Games are NH's premier multi-sport event for the 50 and better population. GSSG moved its central location to Manchester in 2001. GSSG, Inc. is the only organization in the State of New Hampshire to qualify Senior Athletes in the National Senior Games.

 

What We Do

GSSG holds annual State Games for athletes of all abilities, usually in August and over a one month period. There are 18 different competitive sports with over 50 events held at various venues in a central location.

 

Mission Statement

The mission of GSSG is to promote, organize & effectively develop physical challenges, as they relate to the 50+ population of the State of New Hampshire, undertake related activities benefiting the well being of senior adults as appropriate, and focusing on the development of active & healthy lifestyles. The mission is accomplished by encouraging fitness and by providing athletic competition in a variety of sports, clinics and creative pursuits.

 

Chairman's Report

The Granite State Senior Games (GSSG) will be conducting the 27th annual games for competition to qualify for the 2015 NSGA summer games to be held in Bloomington / Minneapolis / St Paul, MN July 3 – 16, 2015.

Once again this year we will be offering the FuseSPORT online registration system, a world class software solution that is easy to use and should make your registration process quick and smooth.

In the 2014 games, we will be hosting eighteen (18) medal sports with approximately sixty (60) different events.

Softball will be part of this year’s events. It will have one age group (60+) for men with a double elimination tournament.  The age group is limited to eight (8) teams. Team captains must register their team with the FuseSPORT online system.

Pickleball and Basketball will be held at the Plaistow Community YMCA, formerly known as the Rockingham AC, Plaistow, NH.

The 5K qualifying road race will run in conjunction with the St Charles Children’s Home 5K race that will take place on Monday September 1, 2014 at 9:00am at Martins’ Point Healthcare at The Pease International Trade Port, Portsmouth, NH.  This is a certified 5K road race.

You must register for the 5K road race with the Granite State Senior Games to qualify for NSGA in 2015.  Professional Timing by Granite State Services, T-shirts, raffle with generous prizes and food items will be offered to all runners.

This year we have introduced DEADLINES TO REGISTER for the events.  Click here to refer to the Menu of Events so that you won’t miss these important deadlines.

For 2015, there are some rule changes in many sports.  Click here to review the 2015 NSGA rules or you may go to www.nsga.com.

Remember that the senor athlete competes in these games for FUN, FITNESS AND FRIENDSHIP.  Have a great summer and don’t forget to register online.