National Senior Games Association Heads South

The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) is on the move. As part of its growth strategy, the nonprofit organization has relocated to Kissimmee, Fla.

The Osceola Board of County Commissioners approved the move, agreeing to host five National Senior Games events in Central Florida through 2025.

"We are proud to associate with a community that understands the true impact of major sporting events and is home to some of the best facilities in the country," said Mike Sophia, CEO of NSGA. "We couldn't be happier to offer athletes more national multisport events with the same number of athletes, which help adults age 50 and over maintain healthy and active lifestyles."

The agreement will bring an estimated $118 million to the area. Each national competition attracts more than 11,000 athletes.

NSGA was previously located in Baton Rouge, La.

The 2013 National Senior Games is set for July 21-Aug. 5 in Cleveland, OH.