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Biloxi, Mississippi
May 7-11, 2017

2016 Medal Results

2016 NVGAG Air Rifle Results

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.


Online registration for the 2017 National Veterans Golden Age Games will open February 1, 2017 and run through March 1, 2017.

NVGAG Brochure

2017 NVGAG Medical Application


2016 List of National Event Dates and Locations

2016 NVGAG Athlete Hall of Fame Inductee

2016 Athlete HOF Donald Starler

The 2016 NVGAG honored the Mr. Donald Starler as the 1st NVGAG Athlete Hall of Fame Inductee, in recognition of NVGAG athletes who have distinguished themselves and set an exemplary example while preparing for and during participation in the National Veterans Golden Age Games, by virtue of their performance as well as by meritorious efforts based on the following criteria: Sportsmanship, Dedication, Leadership and Active Healthy Lifestyle year-round.

2016 NVGAG National Leaders Hall of Fame Inductees

The 2016 NVGAG honored the following national leaders in recognition of their dedication years of service to pave the way for senior Veterans to engage in rehabilitative sport and recreation competition year-round.

  • Larry N. Long
  • Dewayne C. Vaughan

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Online registration for the 2017 National Veterans Golden Age Games will open February 1, 2017 and run through March 1, 2017.

2016 Medal Results

2016 NVGAG Air Rifle Results

2017 NVGAG Medical Application

Sponsorship and Expo Information:

We invite you to be a part of this exciting national event by becoming an individual or corporate/organizational sponsor. Committed volunteers through our local and national sponsorships are essential in providing a memorable experience for those Veterans participating in the Games. If you are unable to be in attendance, but would still like to contribute, you may make a financial or in-kind donation that will be acknowledged at the commensurate sponsorship level as identified in the 2017 NVGAG Sponsorship Packet.

The Expo:

The annual National Veterans Golden Age Games Health & Wellness Expo promotes our motto of “Fitness for Life” to approximately 800 senior American Veterans. The Expo enhances the athlete experience and provides you with an interactive opportunity to feature a sampling of various demonstrations, displays and products that can help our senior Veterans maintain their active lifestyles.

2017 NVGAG Expo Vendor Packet

For more information regarding 2017 NVGAG sponsorship opportunities and/or participation as a vendor in the Health & Wellness Expo, please contact Robert E. Davis, 2017 NVGAG Local Sponsorships/Expo Chair, at or by phone at 228-523-5763.

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 the National Veterans Golden Age Games. Several thousand opportunities will be available to help with everything from sporting events to hospitality services. Events will take place at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center and surrounding community venues. Opportunities will also available to assist at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport and Biloxi 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.

Volunteer registration for the 2017 NVGAG will open this winter. Please continue to check this website for updates. We look forward to your support of our nation’s senior Veterans in Biloxi!

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