Pardee Hospital Foundation major gifts officer Jim Brewer took home the bronze medal for the discus throw at his first National Senior Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He competed against 27 other participants in the male 55 to 59 age group.
Prior to this, Brewer had competed in local and state games for the past three years. He plans to compete in the World Masters Athletic Games in Toronto, Canada in August 2020 and the 2022 National Games in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
“I would like to thank Kim Hinkelman and my colleagues at the Foundation who encouraged and supported me through the process,” said Brewer. “I also extend thanks to Dr. Nathaniel Jablecki and all the Pardee team members who kept me healthy while I trained. I couldn’t have done it without all of them.”
The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) is a nonprofit Multisport Council member of the United States Olympic Committee that promotes health and wellness for adults 50 and over through education, fitness and sport. NSGA governs the biennial National Senior Games, the largest multi-sport championship event in the world for seniors. NSGA is comprised of 54 Member Games across the country, Canada and Mexico that conduct qualifying competition events for the National Senior Games. For more information, please visit NSGA.com.
Pardee UNC Health Care is a not-for-profit community hospital founded in 1953 and is managed by UNC Health Care. The hospital is licensed for 222 acute care beds. Pardee has several locations separate from the main campus, including a comprehensive physician practice network, a cancer center, three urgent care locations and five orthopedic clinics. For more information or to find a physician, visit www.pardeehospital.org.