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Dillsboro resident wins big in Senior Games

Phil Woody, who lives in Dillsboro, finished the 2021 N.C. Senior Games a decorated athlete. Donated photo Phil Woody, who lives in Dillsboro, finished the 2021 N.C. Senior Games a decorated athlete. Donated photo

Dillsboro resident Phil Woody took home 10 medals in this year’s North Carolina Senior Games. 

Competing in the 65-69 age group, Woody won gold medals in Softball Throw, Football Throw, Basketball Shooting, Pickleball and Golf. He also earned three silver medals — in Shot Put, Bocce and Mini-Golf and bronze medals in Discus and Standing Long Jump. Due to pandemic restrictions, the games were held virtually. 

Woody qualified in the Smoky Mountain Senior Games held this spring. The Smoky Mountain Games is part of a statewide network of 53 programs sanctioned by North Carolina Senior Games, Inc, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing year-round health promotion and education for adults 50 and over.

In spring 2022, competitors will seek qualification for next year’s State Finals. For more information on local Senior Games programs statewide, call 919.851.5456 or visit ncseniorgames.org

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