The Mesquite Senior Games began in 2002 following an outreach from the Nevada State Games in Las Vegas to communities throughout the state. David Pierson was the first chairman and Frank Pati vice chairman.

  • 2002 – The games were made possible thanks to a generous donation from Cindy Risinger of REMAX Realty in Mesquite. Events contested were: Softball, Track and Field, Basketball Skills, 3-on-3 Basketball, Tennis, Golf, Bowling and Swimming. The City of Mesquite became and remains a multi-event host.
  • 2003 – 3-on-3 Basketball was dropped. An MSG javelin thrower, Jerry Ransdell, represented Mesquite at the nationals in Baton Rouge, LA, earning a bronze medal.
  • 2004 – The games gained status as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
  • 2005 – Three Mesquite women’s softball teams vied at the nationals, in Pittsburg, PA.
  • 2006 – Basketball and Track and Field were not contested, Tennis was discontinued due to lack of facilities, and Swimming was discontinued (lack of a Director).
  • 2007 – Archery and Basketball were not contested.
  • 2009 – Tennis returned, with competition at Hafen Park.
  • 2010 – Bocce Ball, Pickleball and Target Pistol were added, with Sun City Mesquite becoming a multi-event host.
  • 2011- Sporting Clays was discontinued due to the closing of Oasis Gun Club.
  • 2012 – Bridge was added however, Archery was discontinued due to low participation.
  • 2013 – Golf was discontinued because the greens fee was cost prohibitive. Long Drive and an (all ages) Road Race were added.
  • 2014 – A non-competitive / no-fee / all ages Fitness Walk was added.
  • 2015 – Bicycling was introduced with 3 and 5.8 Mile Time Trials. Weight Throwing events were added to Track and Field.
  • 2016 – A History Tour for all ages was added, but Road Races were discontinued due to low participation.
  • 2017 – Shotgun Sports was added, bringing back Sporting Clays and introducing Trap and Skeet.
  • 2018 – Table Tennis was added.
  • 2019 – Putting was added, taking advantage of the beautiful facility at Sun City Mesquite.