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Senior Adult Women’s Basketball Team Wins Gold at National Senior Games

The NOVA United Senior Women’s Basketball team, which practices twice weekly at James Lee Community Center in Falls Church, has brought home the gold! The team, made up of women ages 45 and over, won the Gold Medal at the National Senior Games in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in July 2022. They plan to defend their title at the next National Senior Games, taking place in Pittsburgh in July 2023.

James Lee Community Center hosts the NOVA United team every Wednesday and Friday night from 6-9 p.m. Members range in age from their late forties to 81 years young and live in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia and beyond. Players have opportunities to play on teams and compete in local and out-of-town three-on-three tournaments in five-year age categories. New players are welcome. Prior playing experience is recommended.

In addition to practicing at the center, the NOVA United team gives back to the community by leading the Giving Tree initiative during the holidays. They regularly purchase gift cards to various stores to go on the tree. Additionally, the team buys basketballs to support the James Lee Teen Center.

For more information on NCS Senior Centers, see the NCS website.

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