May 7-11, 2017
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 MEDICAL APPLICATION
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.
|BASKETBALL||3-on-3 Half Court (Exhibition)|
|BOCCIA||Singles, Doubles , Ambulatory, Wheelchair|
|BOWLING||Singles, Ambulatory, Wheelchair and Visually Impaired Divisions|
|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|
|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:
Jeanene.LeSure@va.gov 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 Tennis
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:
(313) 576-1000 ext. 63332