August 8 - 12, 2015
About The National Veterans Golden Age Games
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.
All athletes are required to have a completed medical clearance form on file to compete.
Learn more about Omaha
|BASKETBALL||3-on-3 Half Court (Exhibition)|
|BOWLING||Singles, Ambulatory, Wheelchair and Visually Impaired Divisions|
|CYCLING||1/2 mile , Road Race (Exhibition)|
|DISC GOLF||Visually Impaired (Exhibition)|
|GOLF||18 -Hole Scratch Play|
|HORSESHOES||Singles, Ambulatory, Wheelchair and Visually Impaired Divisions|
|NINE BALL||Singles, Ambulatory, Wheelchair Divisions|
|RACQUETBALL||Singles, Doubles, (Exhibition)|
|SHUFFLEBOARD||Singles, Ambulatory, Wheelchair and Visually Impaired Divisions|
|SWIMMING||Backstroke: 25-, 50- Yard Freestyle: 25-, 50-Yard 100 yd. Relay (Exhibition)|
|TABLE TENNIS||Singles, Ambulatory, Wheelchair Divisions|
|TRACK & FIELD||100, 200, 400, 800, 1500 Meter, 1 Mile Powerwalk, Discus, Javelin, Shot Put|
If you are interested in learning more about the events that make up the National Veterans Golden Games, these are the organizations that guide the competition and will provide you the information to help prepare for the NVGAG
Air Rifle -USA Shooting
Badminton – USA Badminton
Bowling - United States Bowling Congress
Bowling -Wheelchair -American Wheelchair Bowling Association
Bowling -Visually Impaired American Blind Bowling Association
Cycling - USA Cycling
Field (Discus, Javelin, Shot Put) -USA Track & Field
Golf - United States Golf Association
Horseshoes - National Horseshoe Pitcher’s Association
Horseshoes Visually impaired - United States Blind Horseshoe Pitchers Association
Nine Ball - Billiard Congress of America
Shuffleboard- National Shuffleboard Association
Swimming - United States Masters Swimming, Inc.
Table Tennis - USA Table Tennis
Track- USA Track & Field
For questions regarding the NVGAG, please contact Jeanene LeSure or call (813) 903-4852.
Volunteer for the 29th National Veterans Golden Age Games, Aug. 8-12, in Omaha, Nebraska. Volunteers donating their time and talents are essential to the success of this event. Several thousand opportunities are available to help with everything from sporting events to meal service. Events take place at the CenturyLink Center, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Burke High School, Mockingbird Lanes and Dodge Riverside Park. Opportunities are also available to assist at the Eppley airport and downtown Omaha hotels. Make sure to look through all of the volunteer positions to find the best fit for your talents. Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of the volunteer shift.
Please click HERE to sign-up as a volunteer for the 29th National Veterans Golden Age Games. We look forward to your support of our “Patriots on the Plains” in Omaha!