(SAN FRANCISCO – September 15, 2014) — Mission Creek Senior Housing was the big winner in the first annual Wii Bowling Tournament, sponsored by SCAN Health Plan, the San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services and the San Francisco Public Library.
Four senior organizations from throughout San Francisco, each with six team members, competed in the tournament that was held at the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library on August 19.
In a close championship round, Mission Creek Senior Housing defeated the team from OMI Senior Center by only two points! A gleaming first-place trophy and gold medals were awarded to the winning team, with the second-place team receiving silver medals. Teams from Excelsior Senior Center and Self Help for the Elderly also competed in the tournament.
"We are happy to be part of an event that brings together seniors from across the city to participate in friendly competition and exercise," said Delena Penner, community outreach manager, SCAN Health Plan in Northern California.
Because virtual bowling only requires the bowler to swing an arm back to front while holding a remote control, it has become a popular pastime at senior and community centers.
SF Connected, a program of the San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services, purchased a number of Nintendo Wii units about three years ago, which they gifted to senior organizations throughout San Francisco. SCAN Health Plan organized the tournament with additional support in the way of the tournament location donated by the San Francisco Public Library and bowling balls and pins, which added to the event’s ambience, donated by Presidio Bowl. The tournament’s sponsors hope to make it an annual event with even more senior organizations participating next year.
SCAN Health Plan is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit MAPD plans currently serving 170,000 members in California and Arizona. Further information may be obtained at scanhealthplan.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/scanhealthplan.