As part of the activities that the Municipal DIF system performs to commemorate Grandparents Day in Mexico on August 28, they sponsored the "Sports and Cultural Competition For The Seniors 2012."
This exciting event involved the young at heart of the 30 senior citizen clubs in the Puerto Vallarta area.
With walking and running athletic competitions in categories of 100, 200 and 400 meters, the seniors began the week of activities, culminating with the traditional dance of the "Cana al Aire" ("Let Your Hair Down").
The Municipal President, Salvador González Resendiz, commended the participants for their enthusiasm, "They are a true example to be followed and the work we do from the Municipal Government is to give back to them a little of all that they have done in creating the Puerto Vallarta we have today."
The President of the DIF, Jennifer Serur, reiterated that the young at heart are the darlings of the DIF system, "We meet to celebrate our elders, who, with their energy and vitality, motivate us to work every day from the DIF system to assure conditions for a full life. With activities throughout the week, we see why our young at heart are the darlings of the DIF."
Beginning the competitions, participants marched in the Olympic Parade with the lighting of the torch and the athletic oath of senior citizens, who then began the sporting activities with energy and cheerfulness, which infected the attendees.
And the winners are:
Women's 100 Meter
• Category A (60-64 years young) - María de los Ángeles Peña
• Category B (65-69) - Dominga Vargas Trejo
• Category C (70-74) - Francisca Robles Chavarin
• Category D (75-79) - Carmen Guerrero
• Category E (80-84) - Juanita Bernal Ramos
Women's 200 Meter
• A - Lucia Quintero
• C - Isabel García
• E - Paula Castillon
Women's 400 Meter
• A - Maria Rosario Valencia
• B - Juana Aguayo
• C - Carolina Aguayo
• D - Lupita Valdez
In the men's competition 100 meters, in different categories, the winners were Felipe Rodríguez and Rafael Quiñones.
Men's 200 Meter
• A - Eutychius Colmenares
• B - Edwiges Aguilar
• C - Félix Arechiga
• D - Leopoldo Reyes
• E - Henry Caesarius
The 400 Meter Men's competition went to Manuel Torres.
The running competitions resulted in Estela Amezcua Rafaela as the 100 meter winner and Genevieve Joya in the 200 and 400 meters.
One of the most exceptional showings in the competition was Tomas Langarica of the Bella Esperanza Club, who year after year exceeds his own record and this time he ran the 400 meters in just 1.22 minutes.
The festivities continued with yesterday's event at 6:00 pm in Plaza Galerías, with music and singing. Today, beginning at 10:00 am, in the corridor of Presidencia Municipal, there is an Arts & Crafts Expo.
The Municipal President, Salvador González Resendiz, commended the participants for their enthusiasm and reiterated his support.
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