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.
Albuqerque, New Mexico – August 3 – 8, 2018
- NVGAG Brochure
- 2018 Complete Event Schedule (Athletes)
- 2018 NVGAG Sport Schedule
- 2018 NVGAG 10k Cycling Route
- NVGAG Mobile App Instructions
- NVGAG Rulebook (Currently unavailable for download. Please contact the program administrator.)
Visitor Information: www.visitalbuquerque.org
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||Air Rifle Event Rule Sheet||USA Shooting|
|BADMINTON||Badminton Event Rule Sheet
|BASKETBALL||3 on 3 Basketball Event Rule Sheet
|BOCCIA||Boccia Event Rule Sheet
Visually Impaired Rule Sheet
|BOWLING||Bowling Event Rule Sheet||United States Bowling Congress|
|CYCLING||5K Event Rule Sheet
|United States Golf Association|
|National Horseshoe Pitcher’s Association|
|NINE BALL||Nineball Event Rule Sheet||Billiard Congress of America|
|PICKELBALL||Pickleball Event Rule Sheet|
|POWERWALK||United States Power Walk Association|
|National Shuffleboard Association|
|SWIMMING||Swimming Event Rule Sheet||United States Masters Swimming, Inc.|
|TABLE TENNIS||Table Tennis Event Rule Sheet||USA Table Tennis|
|TRACK & FIELD||Field Event Rule Sheet
Track Event Rule Sheet
|USA Track & Field|
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 2018 NVGAG Sponsorship Packet. You may submit your sponsorship commitment by completing the 2018 NVGAG Sponsorship Form.
Health & Wellness Expo:
The annual National Veterans Golden Age Games Health & Wellness Expo promotes our motto of “Fitness for Life” to approximately 800 senior American Veterans and many VA clinicians who attend the Games. 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. For more information and/or if you are interested in serving as an exhibitor for the 2018 NVGAG Health & Wellness Expo, to be held on August 4, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Albuquerque Convention Center, please reference the 2018 NVGAG Expo Vendor Packet.
We look forward to your support of our Nation’s senior Veterans during the “Games of Enchantment”!
2016 NVGAG Athlete Hall of Fame Inductee
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
2017 NVGAG – Biloxi, MS
Nearly 800 Veterans ages 55 and older joined volunteers and rehabilitative professionals from across the country for the 31st National Veterans Golden Age Games, May 7-11 in Biloxi, Mississippi.
30th NVGAG – Detroit, MI
Life Lessons – Maxine Boman
WWII Veteran shows gold medal skills
Army Veteran finds wellness at the NVGAG
30th National Veterans Golden Age Games
29th NVGAG – Omaha, Nebraska
May 11 – 17, 2017 – Billoxi, MS