Wii Bowlers "Ready to Roll" at Greenspring in Northern Virginia Senior Olympics

Greenspring retirement community will host the NVSO competition on Tuesday, September 20 and Wednesday, September 21

SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA - Greenspring retirement community in Springfield, Va. will host the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics Wii bowling competition for the third consecutive year.  Participants ages 50-79 will compete starting at 10:00 am on Tuesday, September 20 and participants 80 and over will compete starting at 10:00 am on Wednesday, September 21. Greenspring, who is also a Gold Sponsor of the NVSO, is a true hub for Wii bowlers.  Of the 55 registered NVSO Wii bowlers, 16 of those are Greenspring residents.  On any given day, you can find residents competing in the specially-designed Wii bowling alley at the community that features six virtual bowling lanes.  Almost 200 residents on 40 different teams compete with each other and other Erickson Living communities routinely. Some residents even play Wii bowling with their children and grandchildren.  "I bought a Wii for them for Christmas one year," said Greenspring resident Joan Matteson, who has been a Wii bowler since 2007.  Matteson has bowled several perfect games at the community and is a former gold medalist at the NVSO games.  "I like being there with people," said Matteson.  "I've met so many people I wouldn't have otherwise met." Greenspring residents Clint Lambert and his wife, Vicki, are also former gold medalists in Wii bowling at the NVSO games.  "I was declared the most improved player at Greenspring during the 2010 season," said Clint Lambert, who has won a gold medal in his age bracket at the NVSO Wii bowling event for the past two years. Hoping to repeat his success, Clint and Vicki are looking forward to the 2011 competition.  "It's really a lot of fun," said Clint. WHEN:  Tuesday, September 20, 10:00 am (ages 50-79) Wednesday, September 21, 10:00 am (ages 80+) WHERE: Greenspring Retirement Community Forest View Virtual Bowling Lanes 7410 Spring Village Drive Springfield, Virginia 22150 CONTACT:  Please contact Jessica McKay at 703-923-4690 (w), 703-472-0964 (c), or jessica.mckay@erickson.com should you wish to cover the event and/or take photos.  The event is open to media. ABOUT GREENSPRING:  Greenspring, one of 16 Erickson Living full-service retirement communities, is situated on a scenic 108-acre campus in Springfield, Virginia.  The community is home to 2000 residents, many of which reside in the 1405 independent living units.  At Greenspring, a robust complement of resident programs and facilities promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle that is reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average.  Life at Greenspring offers a true sense of community and is an exciting alternative to the typical retirement community.  Additional information about Greenspring can be found atwww.ericksonliving.com.