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2024 National Veteran Golden Age Games

1100 Veteran athletes will converge on Salt Lake City for the 2024 National Veteran Golden Age Games. Celebrating its 38th year, the National Veterans Golden Age Games offer sports and recreational competitive events designed to improve the quality of life for all older Veterans, aged 55 years and over. The Games serve as a showcase for the rehabilitation value that wellness and fitness provide in the lives of older Americans.

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.

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Registration is closed for the 38th National Veteran Golden Age Games. 

Watch National Veterans Golden Age Games - National Veterans Sports Programs ( in the coming months for information on the 39th National Veterans Golden Age Games in 2025. Make sure to follow the VA's Office of National Veterans Sports Programs & Special Events on Facebook and X


The National Veteran Golden Ages are presented by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and nationally sponsored by the Veterans Canteen Service. We are looking for additional sponsor for this year’s game. For more on information on becoming a sponsor, please download our sponsorship booklet and click here to watch this video for more on how you can help our Veterans.


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.

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