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Medal man takes 15 golds at Pennsylvania games

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August 18th, 2010

BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. Move over, Michael Phelps! Ann s Choice resident George Scott earned 17 medals, including an impressive 15 golds, at the 2010 Keystone State Games. This year s competition for seniors took place from July 19 25 at the Central York High School stadium in York, Pa. Scott entered eight events: 100-meter run, 200-meter run, high jump, triple jump, long jump, shot put, hammer throw, and basketball shooting. Competing for the first time in 2009 allowed me to set standards for this year, said Scott. A graduate of Temple University who worked for almost 40 years as a TV technician for Channel 3 in Philadelphia, Scott now retired and living at Ann s Choice has been following a fitness regimen for the past year that takes him from the basketball court to the dance floor. Three days a week, Scott can be found at the YMCA in Doylestown, Pa., shooting hoops and playing guard against twentysomethings and players of all ages in pick-up games. Scott then practices his moves as a member of two ballroom dancing groups in Bucks County plus the square dancing group at Ann s Choice. His advice to people of all ages is simple: I tell everyone to stay active so you can stay fit. Do a lot of walking, but most importantly do something you enjoy. You have time to do anything you really want to do. For Scott, athletics fit that bill. I enjoy not only the competition, but also the social interaction of playing basketball and meeting new people at events such as the Keystone Games. Team sports have a way of keeping you mentally sharp as you have to figure out the next move or shot. What s his next move? Scott plans to keep practicing, setting his sights on the 2011 Keystone State Games, to be held in Greater Hershey/Harrisburg. For more information on the competition, including results, visit www.keystonegames.com.

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