The 2023 National Veterans Golden Age Games Event and Sport Schedule is now available! Online registration opens March 2 at 2 p.m. ET.

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“Fitness for Life” Mission:

Founded in 1985, the National Veterans Golden Age Games serves Veterans ages 55 years and older. Through its “Fitness for Life” motto, the Golden Age Games offers sports competitions and health education sessions to demonstrate the value that sports, wellness, and fitness provide to assist senior Veterans live an active and healthy lifestyle. The National Veterans Golden Age Games is a qualifying event for the National Senior Games.

The NVGAG Rulebook provides the qualifying procedures and rules of competition for the National Veterans Golden Age Games, and are based upon those set forth by the recognized National Governing Body (NGB) for each sport. In the best interest of the athletes, modifications and variances of these rules and regulations are permitted as outlined in the NVGAG Rulebook to assist in preparing for the 2023 NVGAG in Des Moines, Iowa May 20-25, 2023.

SPORT GOVERNING BODY
AIR PISTOL USA Shooting
AIR RIFLE USA Shooting
BADMINTON USA Badminton
BASKETBALL National Collegiate Athletic Association
BOCCIA USA Boccia
BOWLING United States Bowling Congress
American Wheelchair Bowling Association
American Blind Bowlers Association
CORNHOLE American Cornhole Association
CYCLING USA Cycling
DISC GOLF Professional Disc Golf Association
GOLF United States Golf Association
HORSESHOES National Horseshoe Pitchers Association
NINE BALL Billiard Congress of America
PICKLEBALL USA Pickleball Association
POWER WALKING United States Power Walking Association
SHUFFLEBOARD National Shuffleboard Association
SWIMMING United States Masters Swimming, Inc.
TABLE TENNIS International Table Tennis Federation
TRACK & FIELD USA Track & Field

 

Annual National Sponsor:

Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) is proud to be a part of the Department of Veterans Affairs. As a self-sustaining entity, VCS provides merchandise and services to Veterans enrolled in VA’s Health Care System, their families, caregivers, VA employees, volunteers and visitors. We are honored to “give back” to the VA through many programs established for the health and well-being of our nation’s heroes. Revenues generated from VCS are used to support a variety of Veteran programs, including the National Veterans Golden Age Games.

If you and/or your organization are interested in supporting the National Veterans Golden Age Games, please click here for more information. You may also contact our office directly at vhanationalveteransgoldenagegamesnationalstaff@va.gov.