Every year, VA sponsors the National Veterans Golden Age Games, which gives senior Veterans (55 years or older) the opportunity to compete in events such as swimming, cycling, bowling and air rifles.
The Golden Age Games demonstrate the value of sports, wellness and fitness in assisting senior Veterans live an active and healthy lifestyle.
The VA Maryland Health Care System is sending a team of 10 patients to the 2023 Golden Age Games the week of May 20-25, 2023, in Des Moines, IA. It will cost approximately $1,000 to cover the airfare, lodging and other associated expenses for each Veteran to attend the games. The total cost to send all 10 Veterans to the 2023 Golden Age Games is $10,000.
Your donation will allow patients from the VA Maryland Health Care System to attend this important therapeutic national event to engage in friendly competition and physical activities. The Golden Age Games provide our patients a unique opportunity to showcase their skills and abilities, while participating in a national event as part of a team.
You can read about one VA Maryland Health Care System patient and past Golden Age Games competitor, U.S. Army Veteran Lenny McNair, in this VA News article.
Your generous contribution of any amount can be made by check payable to the “VA Maryland Health Care System” and earmarked in the memo section on the lower left side for the “National Games #1050.” Credit card donations are also welcome. All organizations making a donation of $1,000 or more will have their name included on our 2023 Golden Age Games donor website.
To make a donation, visit our "Make a Donation" page for details.
You can also give online, choosing "National Veterans Games Account" in the Program for Donation field.
If you have any questions about making a donation, please contact Brandi Sima, Voluntary Service Specialist for the VA Maryland Health Care System, at 410-642-2411, ext. 25409.
On behalf of our patients and staff, thank you for your continued support!