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Volunteers needed for national veterans event in Biloxi

This June 2, 2009 photo shows Don Starler, 74, of Chatsworth, Calif., competing during the National Veterans Golden Age Games in Birmingham, Ala. The games are an Olympic-style competition in a wide-range of sports and games from physically challenging events like cycling, swimming, shot put and discus to the more sedentary, but mentally challenging activities like checkers, dominoes, shuffleboard and horseshoes.
This June 2, 2009 photo shows Don Starler, 74, of Chatsworth, Calif., competing during the National Veterans Golden Age Games in Birmingham, Ala. The games are an Olympic-style competition in a wide-range of sports and games from physically challenging events like cycling, swimming, shot put and discus to the more sedentary, but mentally challenging activities like checkers, dominoes, shuffleboard and horseshoes. AP File

The National Veterans Golden Age Games will be May 7-11 across the Mississippi Coast, and sponsors and volunteers are needed.

Veterans and their families will come to Biloxi and the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System from all over the country to participate in the national competition.

Competitions include air rifle, badminton, boccia, bowling, cycling, golf, horseshoes, nine ball, powerwalking, shuffleboard, swimming, table tennis, and track and field.

Those interested in volunteering or sponsoring can go to www.veteransgoldenagegames.va.gov.

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