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Veterans can apply to compete in national ‘Golden Age Games’

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is accepting applications from veterans interested in competing in the 2017 National Veterans Golden Age Games in Biloxi, Mississippi, May 7-11. Veterans 55 and older who are enrolled in VA health care are eligible. Applications are due March 1. Nearly 800 athletes are expected to compete in the multi-sport event for senior veterans, embracing the “Fitness for Life” motto. The competition encourages participants to make physical activity part of their lives and supports VA’s recreation and rehabilitation therapy programs. Competitive events include air rifle, badminton, boccia, bowling, cycling, golf, horseshoes, nine ball, powerwalk, shuffleboard, swimming, table tennis and track and field. Exhibition events include air pistol, archery, basketball, blind disc golf and pickleball.

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