National Veterans Golden Age Games at Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque
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National Veterans Golden Age Games

Tuesday Aug 7, 2018

Additional Dates:


401 Second Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
US

Phone: 768-4575

Cost:

FREE

Ages:

13+

Contact:

Jerhald “Jery” Burgoa
Phone: (505) 248-3214.
Website: Click to Visit

An adaptive rehabilitation program for older veterans to improve their quality of life. Seniors of a wide range of ability levels compete in a variety of sports activities.

2,500 Volunteers Needed for Veteran’s Golden Age Games

The ONLY national sports and recreational eventfor the quality of life for senior Veterans of all abilities

 

ALBUQUERQUE –   New Mexican volunteers are needed to offer a welcome and bienvenidos to over 1,000 veterans from 48 states at the 32nd Annual National Veterans Golden Age Games (NVGAG). This year’s games will take place Aug. 3-8, 2018, in Albuquerque at various venues throughout Central New Mexico.

 “The ultimate success of this event will depend on our ability to recruit a large number of volunteers from the community,” said Jerhald “Jery” Burgoa, Local Organizing Committee Chairman for the 2018 NVGAG.  “We’re asking local organizations and individuals to help us by providing about 2,500 volunteers.  We also are in need of sponsors for the Games to help cover the tremendous costs related to this event.”

 The “Games of Enchantment” will offer ambulatory, visually impaired and wheelchair divisions, with each divided into age categories.  Competition events include:

 Ÿbasketball          Ÿair rifle                Ÿtrack         Ÿbadminton (singles and doubles)

Ÿbowling             Ÿpickleball            Ÿgolf              Ÿboccia (singles and doubles)

Ÿhorseshoes       Ÿnine ball             Ÿcycling        Ÿfield (discus, javelin, shot put)

Ÿpower walk        Ÿshuffleboard     Ÿswimming    Ÿtable tennis

 Volunteers can avoid lines for sign-up on the days of the events by signing up on www.veteransgoldenagegames.va.gov; click on the VOLUNTEER tab. Volunteers will work with official referees to help the event run smoothly and will receive training before each event.

 For more information, please call Jerhald Burgoa, at (505) 248-3214

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