Jerry Deren Takes Gold in a Veteran’s Golden Age Games!

Rob Robinson at White Swan 2005Stan speaks: US NSA President Rob Robinson is involved with the organization of Shuffleboard for Veterans.  He spoke enthusiastically about his involvement during the NSA Banquet in Lakeside, OH on July 21st, 2016.   I DO NOT KNOW IF HE WAS INVOLVED IN THIS PARTICULAR EVENT. Related item: https://theshuffler.net/2015/06/21/oregon-senior-games-rob-robinson-directs-shuffleboard/

Newspaper Article: A team of 22 Veterans from the Battle Creek VA Health Care Delivery System competed in this year’s events.

Several local Veterans brought home medals from the National Veterans Golden Age Games.This year’s event was held in Detroit, Michigan July 10-14, 2016.  A team of 22 Veterans From the Battle Creek VA Health Care Delivery System competed in the event.  We also had staff and volunteers from area assist to make the games a success.  The VA challenges and encourages senior Veterans to be proactive in embracing a healthier lifestyle.

“The games provide the Veterans a unique camaraderie” said Brian Pegouske, Public Affairs Officer.  Many Veterans compete year after year said Pegouske.

“The games provide the Veterans a unique camaraderie.”

Group of Veterans in blue shirts smiling

“Through sports and exercise programs, Veterans are able enhance their Recovery,” said Scott Ferguson, Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor.  Ferguson emphasized that is great to see our Veterans compete, all did a fantastic job.

Events at the games include: air rifle, badminton, basketball, boccia, bowling, cycling, horseshoe,  golf, nineball, swimming, table tennis, track and field, and shuffleboard. Below are the local Veterans who received medals in their age group at this year’s Golden Age Games:


Thomas Cypret

Gold in Shuffleboard

Gerald Deren

Gold in Shuffleboard

 

Jerry, a member of the Lakeland Club in FL, won GOLD. (listed above as Gerald).  You can  find Jerry in the pic, 5th from the left, Gold Medal displayed!!  Congratulations Jerry!

Stan McCormack.  2016 07 27.

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3 Responses to Jerry Deren Takes Gold in a Veteran’s Golden Age Games!

  1. Linda Bob Read says:

    Well done jerry /We knew you are a great person , now a great shuffler…

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  2. Dorothy & Art Healy says:

    Congratulations Jerry for your accomplishments.
    C U in the fall.

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  3. Moe & Teresa says:

    Congratulations Jerry!

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