The Levy Senior Center men’s and women’s Senior Olympic Basketball teams competed at the 2017 Senior Olympics in Alabama June 2-15.

The Get Along Gals, who play out of the Levy Center and the Chandler-Newberger Center, won the silver medal in the age 60-64 category.
A second team, The Hoopla Chicago, finished 16th out of 19 teams in the same category. A spokesperson for the team said, “e may not have had many wins, but we gained a lot of experience and had a blast.”

Another women’s team, the “North Stars” competed in the age 65-69 category.
The men’s teams included The Threshers in the 75+ division, and The Peregrines in the 70+ category.

“The competition was fierce but each game ended with congratulations for a game well played,” said Dorrance Halverson, a 70+ player and Levy Senior Center Foundation member. The Threshers won a bronze medal in their division.