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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.

Visitor Information:

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
USA Badminton
BASKETBALL Basketball Event Rule Sheet
BOCCIA Boccia Event Rule Sheet
Visually Impaired Rule Sheet
USA Boccia
BOWLING Bowling Event Rule Sheet United States Bowling Congress

American Wheelchair Bowling Association

Visually Impaired American Blind Bowling Association

CYCLING 10K Event Rule Sheet
USA Cycling
DISC GOLF  Blind Disc Golf Rule Sheet

Golf Event Rule Sheet

United States Golf Association
HORSESHOES Horseshoes Event
Rule Sheet
National Horseshoe Pitcher’s Association
NINE BALL Nineball Event Rule Sheet Billiard Congress of America
PICKELBALL Pickleball Event Rule Sheet
POWERWALK  Powerwalk Event Rule Sheet United States Power Walk Association

Shuffleboard Event
Rule Sheet


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 Throws Event Rule Sheet
Track Event Rule Sheet
 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 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.

Volunteers donating their time and talents are essential to the success of the National Veterans Golden Age Games. Several opportunities are available to help with everything from sporting events to hospitality services. Events will take place at the Albuquerque Convention Center and surrounding community venues, to include the Albuquerque International Sunport Airport and downtown Albuquerque 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 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

Video Spotlight

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