Torch-relay ceremony kicks off annual senior games in Brooklyn

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A torch-relay ceremony kicked off the annual senior games in Brooklyn Monday.

The senior games make up a week of friendly competition between seniors from New York City's recreation centers. Participants gathered for the torch ceremony that ended at the Brownsville Recreation Center.

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The games started three years ago when Sen. Jesse Hamilton came up with the idea after meeting 78-year-old Joyce Bolden. 

Bolden says she had done similar events but was thrilled at the chance to have a senior games in Brooklyn.

The seniors will compete in basketball, track and field and more events beginning Tuesday. Many of them will take place at the Brownsville Recreation Center.

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