Join us as we screen the award winning documentary Age of Champions August 14th at 7:00 pm at the Denver Film Center Colfax, with a special appearance by film director Christopher Rufo. Tickets are $10 per person and available at http://seniorwish.org/aoc.
Age of Champions is the inspiring story of a group of athletes – a 100-year-old tennis champion, 86-year-old pole vaulter, team of basketball grandmothers, and a pair of swimming bothers – all chasing gold at the National Senior Olympics. The film captures the triumphant spirit of these competitors as they tackle the challenges of aging with grace, humor and optimism. Click here for the movie trailer or visit http://www.ageofchampions.org.
Age of Champions website has a great quote that we love. It even applies to the seniors we work with. “We are all aging all the time, but ‘aging’ can mean vastly different things to different people. Some may choose to view it in a negative light—it means you slow down, your life becomes smaller, and your opportunities become increasingly limited. But there are others who choose to view aging more positively—for them, aging means more confidence, more time to pursue your passions, and the ability to focus on what you love doing most in life.”
Age of Champions made its world premiere at the 2011 Silver Docs Film Festival and has heralded by the Washington Post as “infectiously inspiring.” Athletes featured in the film have received wide attention from the national media, including NBC Nightly News, CNN, AVC News, NPR, and a cover story in the Washington Post Magazine. Featured participant Adolf Hoffman will also have his Wish of a Lifetime granted August 2nd, as he receives VIP treatment from the Texas Rangers.