June 14, 2013
KEARNY, N.J.A team of six senior women athletes will head to the National Senior Olympic Games in Cleveland from July 21 to August 1 to compete for its 8th gold medal. Sponsored by Celadrin, a compound for joint health, the women focus on nutrition, supplements and exercise, which allows them to play competitively in their 60s and 70s.
The Tigerettes share a passion for basketball and began competing in the Senior Olympics in 1999. Mavis Albin, Mary Bendsen, Wanda Blailock, Loretta Hill, Nikki Leader and Catherine Kitty" Sparacello make up the Celadrin Tigerettes. The team's record includes 185 wins and only five losses.
The ladies and I do our research on what works for us," Albin said. "Supplements such as fish oil, omega-3s and Celadrin help prevent inflammation and stiffness. We also watch our diets and make sure were getting enough whole grains, fruits, vegetables and protein. If we start making poor decisions, it will show up on the court."
The basketball games consist of two 12-minute halves of three-on-three, played on half-courts for each tournament. Practices occur three times per week, which include stretching, weight training and pick-up games with young men at the gym.
"If you saw them at the store you would think they were your typical grandmas, but if you saw them on the basketball court, you would witness some serious, aggressive athletes throwing elbows and sinking three-pointers," said Dean Mosca, president, Proprietary Nutritionals Inc., Celadrin's manufacturer. "When it comes to grandmas, these athletes are breaking all the stereotypes."
Studies show Celadrin helps patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) move more freely and with less pain, enabling them to engage in regular exercise.
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