The World Masters Games 2017 community is the hang-out for athletes, volunteers, coaches, officials and supporters – in fact anyone planning to attend the World Masters Games 2017.

Each month we will be profiling a different World Masters Games 2017 community profile. First up is Doreen Chase, from Florida, USA.

What do you know about the World Masters Games?

The WMG Are awesome I have competed in 3 games thus far and plan on competing in Auckland in 2017. I have met so many wonderful people from around the world and have made many new lifelong friends and have had amazing experiences and tons of FUN!

What is your sporting background?

I started playing softball at the age of 6 yrs old, I am now 51 and have never stopped playing. It is my passion and my motto is you're never too old to play sports!

What motivates you to compete?

My competitiveness and passion and my winning attitude.

What sport are you entering for World Masters Games 2017 ?

Women's Fast Pitch Softball

What have you heard about New Zealand and the host city Auckland?

It's a long way away and costs a lot to get there from Florida USA haha , really I've heard it's the most beautiful place in the world. I have only seen photos and look forward to going there seeing the beauty for myself. I am counting the days I am so excited.