Leadership from the American Legion Department of Wisconsin recently presented a generous donation toward the upcoming National Veteran Golden Age Games (NVGAG).
The $25,000 American Legion Operation Comfort Warriors (OCW) grant will support the 34th annual National Veteran Golden Age Games, which will be held in Madison, Wis., June 22-27.
NVGAG Coordinator Joe Naylor proudly accepted the check from Department of Wisconsin Commander David Wischer, Past National Vice Commander David Gough and Department Hospital Committee Chairman Joe Hogenson.
The 2020 games will mark the first time the event has been held in Wisconsin since NVGAG's beginning in1985 in Albany, Ga. The National Veteran Golden Age Games provide veterans ages 55 or older who receive health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs an opportunity to participate in rehabilitative sport and recreation competition. Nearly 800 participants compete in eight age groups and three divisions (ambulatory, visually impaired and wheelchair) for a variety of competition events such as badminton, basketball, blind disc golf, bowling, cycling, air pistol and air rifle, golf, swimming, table tennis, track and more.
Learn more about the NVGAG here.
This grant to NVGAG is one of many that The American Legion OCW program presents each year to provide comfort items and rehabilitation equipment to wounded servicemembers and veterans recovering at VA medical facilities and warrior transition units. Every dollar that is donated to OCW goes toward purchasing items for the recovering servicemembers and veterans. Help continue these OCW events, by making a donation online at www.legion.org/donate.