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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, thus achieving the NVGAG “Fitness for Life” motto.

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

Anchorage, AK | June 5 – 10, 2019
Registration: February 25 to March 8, 2019

Downloads:

Visitor Information: www.anchorage.net

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.

SPORT RULES (pending update) GOVERNING BODY
AIR PISTOL
AIR RIFLE USA Shooting
BADMINTON USA Badminton
BASKETBALL
BOCCIA
USA Boccia
BOWLING United States Bowling Congress

American Wheelchair Bowling Association

Visually Impaired American Blind Bowling Association

CYCLING USA Cycling
DISC GOLF
GOLF

United States Golf Association
HORSESHOES National Horseshoe Pitcher’s Association
NINE BALL Billiard Congress of America
PICKELBALL
POWERWALK United States Power Walk Association
SHUFFLEBOARD National Shuffleboard Association
SWIMMING United States Masters Swimming, Inc.
TABLE TENNIS USA Table Tennis
TRACK & FIELD  USA Track & Field

 

Sponsorship Information:

We invite you to be a part of this exciting national event by becoming an individual or corporate/organizational sponsor. Committed financial, in-kind and volunteer support 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 2019 NVGAG Sponsorship Packet and the 2019 NVGAG Electronic Donation Process. You may submit your sponsorship commitment by completing the 2019 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 2019 NVGAG Health & Wellness Expo, to be held on June 5, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Dena’ina Convention Center in Anchorage, AK, please reference the 2019 NVGAG Expo Vendor Application.

Volunteers donating their time and talents are essential to the success of the National Veterans Golden Age Games. Several opportunities will be available to help with everything from sporting events to hospitality services. Events will take place at the Dena’ina and Egan Convention Center and surrounding community venues, to include the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and downtown Anchorage 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 2019 NVGAG will be available after the new year. We look forward to your support of our Nation’s senior Veterans in Anchorage!

 

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U.S. Army Veteran Victor Rivera took the gold medal in 50 m breaststroke and silver medal in 50 m backstroke at the 32nd National Veterans Golden Age Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Learn More

Vietnam Veteran Tina Sangillo of VA Maine Healthcare System was one of nearly 170 female Veterans participating in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Veterans Golden Age Games. Learn more

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U.S. Army Veteran Victor Rivera took the gold medal in 50 m breaststroke and silver medal in 50 m backstroke at the 32nd National Veterans Golden Age Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Learn More

Vietnam Veteran Tina Sangillo of VA Maine Healthcare System was one of nearly 170 female Veterans participating in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Veterans Golden Age Games. Learn more

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