“The Generation Games are an international sporting event for people of all ages. Founded in Rotterdam in 2012, the Generation Games were created by Dutch businessman Robbert Nesselaar to bring multiple generations of people together to participate in sports and recreational activities. Teams of moms, dads, grandparents, children, and friends will come together to have fun, exercise, and grow together. Having previously been held in Rotterdam and Lausanne, Switzerland as part of Olympic Week, this will mark the first time that the Games are held in North America.
“This is an exciting new event being hosted in Salem and I am especially proud that our City will be the North American debut for the games,” said Mayor Driscoll. “I encourage all Salem residents to get active and participate. This is a unique opportunity to promote health and fitness and strengthen community spirit. As a certified Age-Friendly City currently implementing our Salem For All Ages action plan, I am especially pleased that these games will help further promote intergenerational communication in our community, as well.”
Mr. Nesselaar echoed these sentiments, “The Generation Games is about people of all ages having fun and learning from each other, while playing sports together. It is about those with experience and those with new fresh ideas connecting. Through sport and play, children, parents and grandparents can pass on positive legacies. The city of Salem is a great location for an edition of the Generation Games: having such an active community (with Salem State University and many organizations involved), and inviting the people of Salem to take part. The edition in Salem offers a great mix of activities, I am very happy with the enthusiasm and energy in the city!””
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