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Updated: 03/12/2013 03:06:36PM

Polk Senior Games basketball shooting slated in Lake Wales

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The Polk Senior Games Basketball Shooting event is set for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the Kirkland Gymnasium, 413 N. 3rd St., in Lake Wales.

This event is part of the Senior Games that will take place between Feb. 23–March 11 throughout Polk County. It is sponsored by the Lake Wales Medical Center.

Seniors include anyone who is 50 or older.

Basketball shooting includes three separate events. Free throw shooting involves 3 rounds of 10 shots from the free throw line. Spot field goal shooting consists of 3 rounds of 5 shots from designated spots. Timed field goal shooting is where players have three 1 minute rounds to shoot from 6 designated spots.

There are gold, silver, and bronze medals in each category for both men and women. For more information, or to register, call 863-534-0055 or check the website at

The deadline to register is Feb. 6.

Volunteers are needed for this event as well. Those who are interested should call Jennifer Nanek at the City of Lake Wales at 863-678-4182.