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October Outreach Events highlight Games Legacy Partners

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b2ap3_thumbnail_nfffweekend.jpgWith less than 10 months before opening ceremonies of the 2015 World Police & Fire Games, the outreach to the local community has kicked off and the October outreach calendar will have the team traveling from Emmitsburg, Maryland to Bristow, Virginia. Each of these events will showcase the Games and help to educate the National Capital Region about the Games while recruiting athletes and VOLUNTEERS.

The month is highlighted by attendance at two Games Legacy Partners signature events, both of which occur the weekend of October 11-12. Fairfax 2015 committed to four Legacy Partners during the bidding process for the 2015 Games, those groups included: The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce Valor Award Scholarship Fund and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation.

Fairfax 2015 will join the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund for their fourth annual Law Enforcement Ride and Run to Remember, on October 10-12 in Washington, DC. The Ride & Run includes a 5K run, 2K Walk, and 55 and 30 mile rides, all designed to raise awareness and funds to honor the contribution and sacrifice law enforcement officers make every day. Learn more and register today: www.RideandRuntoRemember.org.

The National Fallen Firefighter Foundation’s mission is to honor and remember America’s Fallen Fire Heroes and to provide resources to assist their survivors in rebuilding their lives and work within the fire service community to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries. The 33rd Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend will be October 11-12, 2014 in Emmitsburg, Maryland and Fairfax 2015 will be on site to honor those who were lost in the line of duty over the past year. For more information please visit: http://www.firehero.org/events/memorial-weekend/about/.

Both of these Legacy Partners will assist with the planning and execution of the memorial ceremonies during the 2015 World Police & Fire Games.

In addition, to supporting our Legacy Partners during their signature events, Fairfax 2015 will have a presence at the Vienna Oktoberfest, hosting the Fall for Fairfax Open Invitational Pickleball Doubles Tournament and running the World Police & Fire Games Challenge at the Youth for Tomorrow 29th Annual County Fair & Auction.

“Engaging the community throughout Fairfax County and National Capital Region is one of our top priorities” said Stephen Zack, Vice President, Marketing and Communications at Fairfax 2015.We are concentrating on building awareness for the Games, registering 12,000 athletes and recruiting the VOLUNTEERS needed to ensure a successful event”.

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