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Martinsburg VA Medical Center

 

Medical center to host annual VISN 5 Veterans Mini-Games

April 3, 2017

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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) will host the annual VA Capitol Health Care Network (VISN 5) Veterans Mini-Games competition at the medical center campus, Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come out and support Veterans from the Martinsburg; Baltimore, Maryland; Washington, District of Columbia; and Lebanon, Pennsylvania medical centers as they compete against each other in a series of athletic events, including track and field events, bowling, shuffleboard, badminton and more.

The competition is designed to prepare local and regional Veterans for the 2017 National Veterans Golden Age Games (NVGAG), one of the largest senior sports events in the nation.

Training for and participating in the mini-games helps Veterans work on their year-round fitness plans and build a bond with other Veterans. All fitness levels are encouraged to participate, and no one is excluded at the mini-games due to their physical condition.

The NVGAG is the premier senior adaptive rehabilitation program for military Veterans who are 55 years and older and is the only national multievent sports and recreational seniors’ competition program designed to improve the quality of life for all older Veterans, including those with a wide range of abilities and disabilities.

This year’s NVGAG games will be hosted by the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System in Biloxi, Mississippi, from May 7 through May 11.

For more information, visit www.veteransgoldenagegames.va.gov or contact Darren Yowell, 2017 VISN 5 Veterans Mini-Games coordinator at 304-263-0811, ext. 4031.