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Biloxi, Mississippi
May 7-11, 2017

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The National Veterans Golden Age Games is the premier senior adaptive rehabilitation program in the United States, and the only national multi-event sports and recreational seniors’ competition program designed to improve the quality of life for all older Veterans, including those with a wide range of abilities and disabilities. The VA Challenges and encourages senior Veterans to be proactive in embracing a healthier lifestyle.

The games are open to Veterans, ages 55 or older, who receive health care from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.


The 2017 National Veterans Golden Games will be held
Sunday, May 7 – 10, 2017 in Biloxi, Mississippi

2016 NVGAG Rule Book


2016 List of National Event Dates and Locations



Athletes interested in participating in the 2016 National Veterans Golden Age Games must have their Primary Care Physician complete and sign the 2016 NVGAG Medical Application. Instructions for properly submitting the Medical Application are included on page 1 of the form. This form must be received by the 2016 NVGAG host VA Medical Center no later than March 4, 2016 . NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO COMPETE WITHOUT THE COMPLETED MEDICAL FORM ON FILE.

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2016 Medal Results

Sporting Events:

AIR RIFLE   Singles
BADMINTON    Singles, Doubles
BASKETBALL  3-on-3 Half Court (Exhibition)
BOCCIA   Singles, Doubles , Ambulatory, Wheelchair
BOWLING   Singles, Ambulatory, Wheelchair and Visually Impaired  Divisions
DISC GOLF  (Blind)
GOLF 18 -Hole Scratch Play
HORSESHOES  Singles, Ambulatory, Wheelchair and Visually Impaired  Divisions
NINE BALL Singles, Ambulatory, Wheelchair Divisions
PICKELBALL (Exhibition) Ambulatory, Wheelchair
POWERWALK 1/2 mile, 1 mile
RACQUETBALL (Exhibition)
ROWING (Exhibition)
SHUFFLEBOARD  Singles, Ambulatory, Wheelchair and Visually Impaired  Divisions
SWIMMING Backstroke: 25-, 50- Yard Freestyle: 25-, 50-Yard, Breaststroke 25- Yard
TABLE TENNIS    Singles, Ambulatory, Wheelchair Divisions
TRACK & FIELD    100, 200, 400, 800, 1500 Meter, Discus, Javelin, Shot Put

For more information contact: or call (813) 903-4582.

If you are interested in learning more about the events, or to assist with preparations for the National Veterans Golden Games, follow the links below. The competitions will be conducted in accordance with the rules of the organizations listed here.

Air Rifle -USA Shooting
Badminton – USA Badminton
Boccia - USA Boccia
Bowling - United States Bowling Congress
Bowling -Wheelchair -American Wheelchair Bowling Association
Bowling -Visually Impaired American Blind Bowling Association
Cycling - USA Cycling 
Field (Discus, Javelin, Shot Put) -USA Track & Field 
Golf - United States Golf Association 
Horseshoes - National Horseshoe Pitcher’s Association 
Horseshoes Visually impaired - United States Blind Horseshoe Pitchers Association
Nine Ball - Billiard Congress of America 
Shuffleboard- National Shuffleboard Association 
Swimming - United States Masters Swimming, Inc. 
Table Tennis - USA Table Tenni
Track- USA Track & Field


For questions regarding the NVGAG, please contact Jeanene LeSure or call (813) 903-4582.


Volunteers donating their time and talents are essential to the success of this event. Several thousand opportunities will be available to help with everything from sporting events to hospitality services. Events will take place at COBO Convention Center, Belle Isle, Wayne State University, Thunderbird and Skore bowling lanes and Lakes of Taylor Golf Club. Opportunities will also available to assist at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and downtown Detroit hotels. Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian for the entire duration of the volunteer shift.

We look forward to your support of our “Spirit of Champions” in Detroit!

Local 2016 Volunteer Contact:
Bill Browning
(313) 576-1000 ext. 63332

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