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VA Salt Lake City Seeking Volunteers for the 38th National Veterans Golden Age Games


April 26, 2024

Salt Lake City , UT — The VA Salt Lake City Health Care System and National Veterans Golden Age Games are looking for nearly 2,000 volunteers to give back to our Veterans as they go for the gold in Salt Lake this summer.

Nearly 1,100 Veterans from across the country will descend on Salt Lake from August 24-29 for the 38th National Veterans Golden Age Games. The Golden Age Games serve Veterans 55 and older who receive care at VA medical centers.  

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 Veterans with living an active and healthy lifestyle. Veterans will compete in 19 medaling events spread out across Salt Lake County. The Golden Age Games will create opportunity for thousands of volunteers from the surrounding communities to give back to our nation’s Veterans. 

“Volunteers play a critical role in helping ensure the success of the Golden Age Games.  There are many types of opportunities, throughout the week, to make a difference while supporting Veterans in achieving their rehabilitation goals.” said Brittany Hook, Director, National Veterans Golden Age Games 

“Utahns are known for their generosity, and the Golden Age Games are an opportunity to highlight that generosity. From serving on our ‘May I help you please?’ desks to chasing down ping pong balls, we have a volunteer opportunity for everyone, giving Utahns a chance to support our Veterans. ” said Dr. Angela Williams, Executive Director, VA Salt Lake City Health Care System.  

We are looking for volunteers of all ages. The only restrictions are ages 5-13 must be accompanied by a parent and 14-17 must have parental permission. To register to volunteer for the 38th National Veterans Golden Age Games, head to our volunteer registration portal at

VA’s National Veterans Golden Age Games was founded in 1985 and is a premier rehabilitation program for Veterans 55 and older, in the United States. It is the only national multi-sports program designed to improve the quality of life for aging Veterans, including those with a wide range of abilities and disabilities. 

The VA Salt Lake City Health Care System serves nearly 75,000 Veterans in the intermountain west at its main campus in Salt Lake City and 10 community clinics throughout Utah, Idaho, and Nevada. 

To arrange interviews or for more information contact:  Jeremy M. Laird, Public Affairs Officer, VA Salt Lake City HCS, Cell: 801.800.1889 /Email:  


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