VA System to host Golden Age Games in Fayetteville

by The City Wire staff ( 21 views 

The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks will host the 2014 National Veterans Golden Age Games in Fayetteville June 28 to July 2.

In its 28th consecutive year, the National Veterans Golden Age Games is the premier senior adaptive rehabilitation program for military Veterans ages 55 and older, and attracts hundreds of athletes from across the United States.

“We are thrilled to be the host site for the Games, and are working closely with a number of community partners to make it a success for the Veteran athletes,” said Dr. Mark Enderle, VHSO Medical Center Director.

Competitive events include air rifle, bowling, cycling, field (discus, shotput, javelin), golf, horseshoes, mind sports (checkers, dominoes), nine-ball, shuffleboard, swimming, table tennis and track. Badminton will be the 2014 exhibition sport.

The Games serve as a qualifying event for competition in the National Senior Games in a number of competitive events.