Albuquerque, New Mexico
August 3-8, 2018
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: www.visitalbuquerque.org
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.
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.
|Sporting Events / Rules||Governing Body|
|AIR PISTOL (Exhibition)||USA Shooting|
|AIR RIFLE||USA Shooting|
|ARCHERY (Exhibition)||USA Archery
|DISC GOLF (Blind)||Blind Disc Golf Association|
|FLOORBALL (Exhibition)||USA Floorball|
|GOLF||United States Golf Association|
|NINE BALL||Billiard Congress of America|
|POWERWALK||United States Power Walk Association|
|SHUFFLEBOARD||National Shuffleboard Association|
|SWIMMING||United States Masters Swimming, Inc.|
|TABLE TENNIS||USA Table Tennis|
|TRACK & FIELD||USA Track & Field|
For questions regarding the NVGAG, please contact
NVGAG National Staff.
Volunteers donating their time and talents are essential to the success of the National Veterans Golden Age Games. Several thousand opportunities will be available to help with everything from sporting events to hospitality services. Events will take place at the Albuquerque Convention Center and surrounding community venues. Opportunities will also available to assist at 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.
Volunteer registration for the 2018 NVGAG will open after the new year. Please continue to check this website for updates. We look forward to your support of our Nation’s senior Veterans!