Fred Bozek won silver with the St. Albert Muggn’z in the 74 plus C Division at the Huntsman World Senior Games held in Utah in October. Lisa Joy/Stettler Independent

Stettler senior part of team taking silver at world games

‘No time to slow down’ says Bozek

Fred Bozek, 76, was part of a baseball team that won silver medal at the 32nd Annual Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah.

The games, which went from Oct. 8 – 20, drew about 20,000 seniors from around the world competing in more than 30 sports. Bozek played with the St. Albert Muggn’z in the 74 plus C Division.

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“I’m very happy as a senior to be able to do that,” said Fred Bozek. “My kids, a boy and a girl, say ‘dad don’t you ever quit’ and I say ‘there’s no time to quit.’ You gotta keep going.’”

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In fact, he attributes his success to staying active and physically fit.

He advises youth, “all you young people stay active.”

Bozek has competed in seniors’ games since 2004 and has won 10 medals, two gold, six silver and two bronze.

RELATED: At 72, Fred Bozek was among the oldest group of competitors in this year’s Alberta 55 Plus Winter Games

And he doesn’t plan on slowing down any time soon.

“I intend to play ball until I’m 95 – or even better – hit the 100 mark,” he says with a hearty, energetic laugh.

The games are named after Jon M. Huntsman Sr., who passed away February 2018 at the age of 80. Huntsman was an American philanthropist and businessman.

Athletes for the seniors’ games must be 50 or older.

RELATED: Stettler well represented at Alberta 55+ Summer Games



lisa.joy@stettlerindependent.com

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