Delaware County Senior Games Winners Honored at Winner’s Circle Awards Luncheon

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Released: July 10, 2023

Delaware County Council Chair Dr. Monica Taylor, Councilwoman Christine Reuther, and Delaware County Controller Joanne Phillips were proud to join Senior Games Committee Co-chairs Marc Manfre, Director of Parks & Recreation, and Barbara S. Nicolardi, Director of the Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA) and over 250 Delaware County Senior Games participants and volunteers to celebrate another successful year at the Delaware County Senior Games Winner’s Circle Luncheon held at the Drexelbrook Banquet Center in Drexel Hill on July 10.

This year’s games featured 535 athletes, ages 51-95, competing in over a dozen different sports, including Bocce, Bowling (singles, doubles, mixed doubles, and team), Corn Hole, Golf (9 and 18-hole), Mini-Golf, Pickleball, Swimming, Shuffleboard, Table Tennis, Track and Field, and Wii Bowling.

The games were held from June 12 to June 23 at venues across the county, including gymnasiums, bowling alleys, parks, fields, tracks, pools, golf courses, and community centers, concluding with the traditional final day of track and field events held at Cardinal O’Hara High School in Springfield.

“The Senior Games always provide a fun experience for our residents,” said Delaware County Chair Dr. Monica Taylor. “The logistics of putting on these games for more than 500 athletes is breathtaking, and Council commends the amazing efforts of the staff and the volunteers under the direction of Barb Nicolardi and Marc Manfre.”

“Congratulations to our athletes,” added Delaware County Councilwoman Christine Reuther during the luncheon. “Council is thrilled with this amazing tradition here in Delaware County, and we’re happy Council’s sponsorship and support ensures that our seniors can continue to look forward to these games each summer.”

The oldest medalist was Phil Martelli, aged 95, who won a Silver medal in the 90+ age group for 18-hole golf, and the oldest female medalist was Fran Coates, aged 93, who won Gold medals in both the Football and Softball Throws at the Track & Field events.

Other standouts included Robert Jones, 71, who competed in all 7 swimming events, and Anthony Belfiglio, 82, who competed in all 11 of the track and field events.

Delaware County Council thanks the many residents, competitors, volunteers, staff members, and host locations that made the 2023 games a success. A list of winners, along with pictures and information about the 2024 games, will be made available on the Senior Games website at

Delaware County also produced two videos with a variety of footage of the 2023 Games. [Video 1 | Video 2 ]

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