Volunteers Needed for the 32nd National Veterans Golden Age Games - New Mexico VA Health Care System
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Volunteers Needed for the 32nd National Veterans Golden Age Games

April 30, 2018

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ALBUQUERQUE –   An online application is now available for people wishing to volunteer during the 32nd National Veterans Golden Age Games (NVGAG).  The Games will take place Aug. 3-8, 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. More than 2,500 volunteers are needed to support this event in several areas, including transportation, hospitality, ceremony coordination, site setup and numerous sporting events. 

  Applications for volunteers can be found online (https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=174952917). Applicants can select the event, time and date they choose to volunteer on the user-friendly website.  Individuals, families and groups may volunteer, and all volunteers must be over 14 years old.

  For more information about becoming a volunteer, please contact David Pizarro at 505-265-1711, extension 4013 or email mailto:david.pizarro@va.gov, or contact William Wellman at (505) 265-1711, extension 2706 or email mailto:william.wellman@va.gov.

    Nearly 800 athletes are expected to compete in the national multi-sport competition for senior veterans. The event encourages participants to make physical activity a central part of their lives, and supports VA’s comprehensive recreation and rehabilitation therapy programs.

Competitive events include air rifle, badminton, basketball, boccia, bowling, cycling, blind disc golf, golf, horseshoes, nine ball, pickleball, powerwalk, shuffleboard, swimming, table tennis and track and field. Exhibition events include air pistol, archery and floorball.  Spectators are welcome at these free sporting events that will take place across Albuquerque at locations such as the Albuquerque Convention Center, Milne Stadium, Albuquerque Academy, Bullhead Park, and Santa Ana Golf Club.

  The New Mexico VA Health Care System, which provides care for more than 59,000 veterans throughout New Mexico and Southern Colorado, will host this year’s National Veterans Golden Age Games. For more information, visit http://www.veteransgoldenagegames.va.gov.  Follow https://www.va.gov/adaptivesports/ on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @Sports4Vets.