The HUNTSMAN WORLD SENIOR GAMES, as it is known today, began in 1987 as the World Senior Games, an international senior sports competition. Founded by Daisy and John H. Morgan, Jr., the Games began with their vision of an international sports event for men and women ages 55 and better. Both agreed that the golden years were better when good health and physical fitness became a way of life, not an occasional hobby.
In 1989 Jon M. Huntsman, Chairman of the Huntsman Corporation, became the Games’ principal sponsor after recognizing that the Games not only fostered lifetime fitness, but also expanded Utah’s economic vitality. A proud supporter of the Games, the Huntsman family continues to open the Games personally, with a warm welcome to the athletes and the lighting of the torch in traditional Olympic fashion during the Opening Ceremonies.
The opening ceremonies is truly a celebration of the founding principles of the Huntsman World Senior Games of fostering worldwide peace, health and friendship. With conflict so prevalent at home and around the world, it becomes more important than ever that we remember that it’s possible to set aside differences and focus on what binds us together rather than what drives us apart. The ceremonies features a parade of athletes, singing, dancing, the cauldron lighting and fireworks.
The gates open at 6:00 pm and athletes will want to arrive at least by 6:45 pm so you can participate in the parade of athletes.
A free shuttle service to and from select parking lots on the Dixie State University campus and the stadium is available.More Information