We’re Hiring!

The Mesquite Senior Games is hiring for a part-time executive director position. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the community, meet motivated people, and make a difference.

Executive Director Position (Part-time)

The Executive Director has overall operational responsibility for MSG volunteers, programs, expansion, and execution of the mission. The bulk of the hours are from January through April, but there are some additional hours needed throughout the year to continue to build the organization and prep for the following year.

Responsibilities

  • Leadership and Management – Actively represent, engage, and energize MSG volunteers, Board members, event directors, city officials, and the general public.
  • Finance – Manage day to day finance, including payable expenses, registration and other deposits. Seek community support through sponsorships.
  • Communication and Marketing – Promote MSG activities and programs through web posts, newsletters, press releases, social media, advertisements, and other available channels.
  • Program Planning & Operations – Support volunteer event directors, manage inventory, process registrations, and prepare documentation for monthly board meetings.

Qualifications

  • Ability to multi-task, achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Passion, action-oriented, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel required.
  • Experience with WordPress, QuickBooks, Mailchimp, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign is a bonus.

This is a paid, part-time, contract position. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to mesquiteseniorgames@gmail.com.

2018 MSG Senior Fitness Fair

The Mesquite Senior Games will be holding their first ever Senior Fitness Fair on Saturday, October 27 at the courtyard of the new Mesquite Library. Fair hours will be from 10am until 2pm and will feature the various senior games events along with local businesses around town who support senior fitness for both body and mind.

The Mesquite Senior Games is passionate about promoting senior health and fitness for both body and mind. Visitors can learn about each of the games and local businesses, and participate in simple fitness activities. Those that visit each table and perform their simple activity will be rewarded with a gift from Mesquite Senior Games and be entered into a drawing for a bicycle.

Businesses in town who wish to participate should contact the Mesquite Senior Games at mesquiteseniorgames@gmail.com before spaces run out. Spaces are available at no cost other than providing a simple fitness activity for body or mind.

Mesquite Gaming returns as title sponsor for 2018 Mesquite Senior Games

Mesquite, Nev. – (Dec. 13 2017) – Mesquite Gaming, owner of Casablanca Resort and Virgin River Hotel, recently renewed its agreement to serve as the title sponsor for the 2018 Mesquite Senior Games. The Games, an annual event that offers opportunities for seniors to remain active, both physically and mentally, invites men and women, age 50 and better, to compete in a variety of events against similarly-aged peers.

“We are thrilled to, once again, serve as the title sponsor for the Mesquite Senior Games,” said Christian Adderson, corporate sales manager for Mesquite Gaming. “This is a wonderful event that attracts seniors from across the country to revel in their competitive spirit while enjoying everything Mesquite has to offer, and we are proud to be part of it.”

The Mesquite Senior Games, held annually in the Mesquite area, will include events like Bicycling, Bowling, Long Drive, Pickleball, Poker, Shotgun Sports, Softball, Target Pistol, Tennis and Track & Field. Athletes compete in five-year, gender specific age groups for a chance to win a gold, silver or bronze medal. “We are honored to have Mesquite Gaming as our title sponsor again this year. It’s a great partnership for both of us,” said Terri Rylander, Executive Director of Mesquite Senior Games.

The 2018 Mesquite Senior Games will be held in March and April. For more information on the 2018 Mesquite Senior Games visit mesquiteseniorgames.org.

For more information on Mesquite Gaming, visit mesquitegaming.com or follow Mesquite Gaming on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Information on Mesquite Senior Games can be found at mesquiteseniorgames.org or follow them on Facebook.

About Mesquite Gaming:

Mesquite Gaming, located 77 miles north of Las Vegas, includes CasaBlanca Resort-Casino-Golf-Spa and Virgin River Hotel/Casino/Bingo. A premier golf destination, Mesquite Gaming owns and operates CasaBlanca Golf Club and The Palms Golf Club. Combined, the two properties feature 1,186 guest rooms, 76,000 square-feet of casino space, with 1,600 slot machines and 36 gaming tables, 70,000 square-feet of meeting and convention space including an outdoor entertainment venue. For more information, visit mesquitegaming.com.

About Mesquite Senior Games

The Mesquite Senior Games is non-profit organization in Mesquite, Nevada dedicated to promoting fitness and friendships of those aged 50 and better. The games are an opportunity for participants to explore their skills in a variety of events for both body and mind. The Mesquite Senior Games is now in its 16th year and is one of the largest senior games in Nevada. For more information, visit mesquiteseniorgames.org.

Mesquite Gaming Announced as Title Sponsor for 2017

Mesquite, Nevada – (Dec.12, 2016) – Mesquite Gaming, owner of CasaBlanca Resort-Casino-Golf-Spa and Virgin River Hotel/Casino/Bingo is pleased to be the title sponsor of the 2017 Mesquite Senior Games, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the health and fitness of men and women, age 50 and better.

The Mesquite Senior Games is an annual event that offers opportunities for seniors to stay active, both physically and mentally, by inviting them to compete in a variety of events against age-group peers. The games are held annually in the Mesquite area and the organization hosts more than 2,000 participants age 50 and better. Mesquite Senior Games began in 2001, following an outreach from the Nevada State Games in Las Vegas to communities throughout the state.

“The Mesquite Senior Games attracts seniors from across the country communicating a message of a healthy, active and vital community which aligns with our mission at Mesquite Gaming,” said Christian Adderson, corporate sales manager, Mesquite Gaming. “We are proud to be the title sponsor of this important community event.”

The 2017 Mesquite Senior Games events, which will take place in March and April, include: Basketball Skills, Bicycling, Bocce Ball, Bowling, Bridge, Fitness Hike, History Tour, Long Drive, Pickleball, Poker, Shotgun Sports, Men and Women’s Softball, Target Pistol, Tennis and Track & Field/Weight Throws. Athletes compete in five-year, gender specific age groups for a chance to win a gold, silver, or bronze medal.

“We are thrilled that Mesquite Gaming has chosen to become our title sponsor. I believe they see the value that we bring to the community and to their clientele and I look forward to this mutually beneficial relationship,” said Terri Rylander, president of Mesquite Senior Games.

To register for the 2017 Mesquite Senior Games, please visit http://mesquiteseniorgames.org/registration/

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About Mesquite Gaming:

Mesquite Gaming, located 77 miles north of Las Vegas, includes Virgin River Hotel/Casino/Bingo and CasaBlanca Resort-Casino-Golf-Spa. A premier golf destination, Mesquite Gaming owns and operates The Palms Golf Club and CasaBlanca Golf Club. Combined, the two properties feature 1,186 guest rooms, 76,000 square-feet of casino space, with 1,600 slot machines and 36 gaming tables, 70,000 square-feet of meeting and convention space including an outdoor entertainment venue. For more information, visit www.mesquitegaming.com.

Greg Walker to give Golf Clinic for Seniors at Mesquite Senior Games Long Drive

Long Drive Champion Greg Walker will give a golf clinic on Thursday, April 2, at the Mesquite Sports & Event Complex during the Mesquite Senior Games Long Drive competition.  According to Walker, a Long Drive professional since 1998, the clinic will address issues faced by aging golfers and demonstrate techniques to help them overcome the things that hinder distance.

Young people workout trying to do things they’ve never done before, while seniors workout hoping to maintain what they have always been able to do,” said Walker.  “I address how our golf swing is affected by the changes in our aging bodies, to include our size and shape, and provide tips and instruction to cheat the process. The goal is to help them get back what was once theirs in the first place.

Walker, 55, says he has had many surgeries and arthritis, but can still compete in Professional Long Drive events.  He has been featured on training videos and infomercials on the Golf Channel.  He has performed hundreds of power clinics around the US; most notably, the Masters in 2001, and the PGA World Golf Championships in 2002.

We are so fortunate to have an accomplished golfer and clinician such as Greg to volunteer to put on this clinic,” said Terri Rylander, Mesquite Senior Games Director.  “We hope that the sports offered by the Senior Games can keep our seniors active and always improving their skills.

The Long Drive competition opening ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m., and the driving range opens at 8 a.m. Male and female golfers over age 50 will compete for the Gold, Silver and Bronze, in 5-year age brackets.  Golfers of all skill levels are encouraged to sign up online at www.MesquiteSeniorGames.org.

Greg Walker’s most notable Long Drive competition accomplishments:

  • 4 consecutive Senior World Games Gold Medals – Plus all-time distance record
  • 8x Utah State Champion, Seniors – Plus all-time distance record.
  • Rockwell Senior Champion
  • Multiple LDA Regional Champion – Open and Senior
  • Multiple LDA local Champion – Open and Senior
  • USA Northeast Champion – Open
  • Multiple top 5 finishes at the ReMax World Long Drive Championships – Open, Senior, and Super Senior.