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Call for Entries: Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete 2021!

For the second year, Team Senior Planet is putting out a “call for athletes” to become a Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete. Are you an older adult athlete who is ready to share your fitness journey with the Senior Planet community? Enter and you could become a 2021 Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete and receive a $1000 prize to be used toward achieving your fitness goals!


Last year, we launched the Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete program with five older adult athletes. Over the course of the year, we chronicled their fitness journeys through fitness articles shared on Athletes also hosted virtual events for the Senior Planet community, including a documentary screening and Q&A session.

What it takes to become a Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete:

  • Sponsored Athletes inspire other seniors by sharing techniques that help them stay fit after 60. This includes agreeing to be interviewed and photographed for a dedicated introduction and follow-up article on and allowing us to share your story with the Senior Planet community.
  • Host at least one live fitness event for the Senior Planet community, and attend at least two Senior Planet classes within 12 months of being selected.
  • Applicants should engage in some type of fitness activity 3x per week and agree to use the $1000 prize toward achieving their fitness goals; for example: monthly gym membership, workout equipment, race entry fees, etc.

“It was so rewarding to be a Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete…”

-David Hill, 2020 Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete  

“It was so rewarding to be a Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete,” says runner David Hill.  “I enjoyed sharing my successes and enthusiasm and passing on tips…it was easy! It was great meeting the other athletes and working with the Senior Planet staff. And I liked wearing the Senior Planet gear, too!”

About the application process:

  • Up to five older athletes will be selected.
  • To enter, submit a 250-word (minimum) description of your fitness area of interest and experience with Senior Planet by May 27, 2021.
  • Senior Planet Sponsored Athletes will be selected and notified on June 7, 2021.
  • You can view the official contest rules here.


Questions? Contact Fiona Adams at or 917-446-2088.


One response to “Call for Entries: Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete 2021!

  1. All seniors need activity for body, and mind. I walk most days, 30 min. To 50 minutes, local park, arboretum, area trails. I take some nature pictures along the way. Back up plan is both gym membership, or my own basement equipment, for bad weather too cold, too hot, too wet. I walk before 11 am in not weather, for cooler air. I am type 2 diabetic, exercise helps burn blood sugar, and lift spirits. And pictures enable me to partly share my walk to selected others.

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