The 2023 National Veterans Golden Age Games Event and Sport Schedule is now available! Online registration opens March 2 at 2 p.m. ET.
“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.
|AIR PISTOL||USA Shooting|
|AIR RIFLE||USA Shooting|
|BASKETBALL||National Collegiate Athletic Association|
|BOWLING||United States Bowling Congress
American Wheelchair Bowling Association
American Blind Bowlers Association
|CORNHOLE||American Cornhole Association|
|DISC GOLF||Professional Disc Golf Association|
|GOLF||United States Golf Association|
|HORSESHOES||National Horseshoe Pitchers Association|
|NINE BALL||Billiard Congress of America|
|PICKELBALL||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 firstname.lastname@example.org.