RUMFORD — The Napoleon Ouellette Post 24, American Legion, will host a benefit supper and raffle to support Maine’s team, the “Maine-iacs,” in the 32nd National Veterans Golden Age Games.

Local and statewide veterans will compete. This year’s games will be in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from Saturday through Wednesday, Aug. 4 to 8. Funds are needed to help the veterans travel to their destination.

The games have been around for the past 30 years and are held in a different state each year. Veterans, young, old, wheelchair bound, visually impaired or physically handicapped, compete in bowling, swimming, horse shoes, shuffle board, table tennis, bocce ball, golf, air rifle, cycling, nine ball, power walk, badminton, track, field (discus, javelin, shot put) and more.

Last year the Maine-iacs team brought home 12 medals. Local participant Ernest “Ness” Boudreau brought home two gold medals, a silver and a bronze. He said he loves the camaraderie among the athletes.

The spaghetti supper and Chinese raffle will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 12.

Cost for the supper is $8, plus $1 more for to-go orders. There will also be a Chinese raffle.

To donate desserts or an item for the Chinese raffle, contact Tricia at 207-357-3289. Those who would like to donate to this event but are unable to attend the supper can send them to the post, stating the donation is for the NVGAG.

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