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Dec

Volunteer Recruitment Well Underway for Next Summer's World Police & Fire Games

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The 2015 World Police & Fire Games will feature 12,000 public safety athletes from 70 countries taking part in 61 sports in 53 area venues.  And it will take approximately 4,000 VOLUNTEERS backing them up to make it all happen.  The very good news is that over 1,200 VOLUNTEERS have already registered with many more on the way.  You can still be a part of this amazing event and help welcome the world to Fairfax County and the National Capital Region.

VOLUNTEER opportunities exist in multiple areas of interest including, Games Ambassadors, Special Events, Venues and Competition, PR and Marketing, Operations and more.  During the Games, the volunteers will be looked upon to provide dozens of roles and functions...everything from welcoming athletes, family and guests, assisting our sports coordinators at each competition venue, to helping behind the scenes with technology, medical, protocol, communications and marketing. We are also looking for sport specific volunteers with tasks that range from the posting and dissemination of competition results to line judges and officials.

"Our volunteers are the heart and soul of this event, both during the Games next summer and over the course of the next several months as we plan for these competitions," said Kim Palmese, Director, Workforce for Fairfax 2015. The recruitment phase kicked off earlier this fall, as the Fairfax 2015 staff relied heavily on the high number of volunteers needed to help man the World Police & Fire Games information booth, assisting with the junior ultimate fire fighter competition and several other tasks at events held throughout Fairfax County and the region.

"Words cannot express the gratitude that we have for our public safety officials, but actions can," Palmese said. "It is because of this that we encourage all area residents to volunteer and support the public safety officials who have dedicated their lives to serving us and our community. “Join us in support of our everyday Heroes and welcome the world to Fairfax County and the National Capital Region!”

COMPETE
VOLUNTEER
CHEER ON THE WORLD

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02
Apr

Open Ceremonies To Be Held At Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium

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b2ap3_thumbnail_rfkstadium.jpgOpening Ceremonies for the Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games will be held at the historic Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington, D.C. - affectionately known as “RFK” around the globe. RFK is the current home for Major League Soccer's D.C. United. Many remember this great stadium as the previous home to football's Washington Redskins and baseball's Washington Nationals.

In 2011, the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic™, an annual football game between two historically black colleges and universities, joined the diverse schedule of events at the stadium. Music fans have also been thrilled by performances under the stars at RFK by artists such as Elton John, the Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, U2, the Eagles and the Grateful Dead. An illustrious roster of legends have passed through the stadium doors, but the evidence shows, the future is as bright as ever.

And now this great stadium will host public safety athletes of both law enforcement and fire services from over 70 countries. It is our hope to produce an Opening Ceremony fitting of these great heroes.

Getting To RFK Stadium
We encourage all athletes and guests to take Metrorail for the 2015 World Police & Fire Games Opening Ceremonies. Both the BLUE and the ORANGE lines will take you to the Stadium - Armory stop. The stadium entrance is just a very short walk from the Metro station. Games volunteers will direct you to the appropriate entrances.

 

ATM Machines
ATM Machines are located throughout the stadium:
200 Level (Main Concourse)

  • Behind Section 207 – Near Gate A
  • Behind Section 219 – Near Gate F

300 Level

  • Behind Section 318 – Near the D.C. United Team Store

Credit Cards
The food concessions operated by Centerplate accepts Visa, Mastercard and Discover at all concession locations throughout the stadium.

Elevators
There is an elevator available for disabled persons and patrons with suite tickets by the RFK Stadium Administrative Office entrance at Gate A (near Section 208). There is also an elevator located within the stadium at Section 210.

Guest Services
Guest Services is located on the 300 level behind Section 307. Guest Services representatives assist fans during games with stadium information, lost children, driving directions, car trouble and wheelchairs.

Lost and Found
Guests needing to claim or report lost items during our event should visit Guest Services on the 300 level behind Section 307. Guests may contact Lost and Found at (202) 608-1100 to inquire about and/or retrieve lost items.

Smoking Policy
Smoking is prohibited in all seating areas of RFK Stadium. 

Umbrellas
Umbrellas are not permitted in the stadium for the safety and sight lines of other fans. Rain gear of choice is a poncho. For more information, please see the list of prohibited/permitted items.

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21
Mar

TOURISM: Cherry Blossom Viewing Map for the National Capital Region

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b2ap3_thumbnail_washington-dc-cherry-blossom-photo-2009-n-146.jpg2014 Blossom Current Status: Peak bloom is forecast for April 8-12

The blooming of the cherry trees around the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. has come to symbolize the natural beauty of our nation's capital city. The famous trees, a gift from Japan in 1912, signal Washington's rite of spring with an explosion of life and color that surrounds the Tidal Basin in a sea of pale pink and white blossoms.

Hundreds of thousands of city residents and visitors from across the nation and around the world come here to witness the spectacle, hoping that the trees will be at the peak of bloom during the Cherry Blossom Festival.

Cherry trees surround the Tidal Basin and line the shores of the Potomac River and Washington Channel. Head toward the Thomas Jefferson Memorial or stroll along Ohio Drive SW to see trees.

Take public transportation! The nearest METRO (subway) stop to the Cherry Blossom Festival and the National Mall and Memorial Parks' blossoms is Smithsonian. Other nearby stations include Foggy Bottom, L'Enfant Plaza, and Arlington Cemetery.

Tidal Basin Daily Programs March 29 - April 13, 2014:

Cherry Blossom Talk 
Daily at 10:00 a.m., 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, 6:00 p.m.
Meet at Thomas Jefferson Memorial plaza.

Walk with a Ranger
Daily at 2:00 p.m.
Meet at Lincoln Memorial plaza. Explore memorials and cherry blossoms on a guided walk.

Memorial Talks and Tours
Explore the park's memorials on short programs with rangers at the Lincoln, Vietnam Veterans, Korean War Veterans, World War II, Martin Luther King, Jr., Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Thomas Jefferson Memorials. Talks and tours start every hour on the hour from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Weekends at the Tidal Basin:

Running Tour
Saturdays: 3/29, 4/5, 4/12
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Meet at Washington Monument Lodge (15th St. adjacent to Washington Monument).

Junior Ranger Activity Zone
Saturdays and Sundays: 3/29, 3/30, 4/5, 4/6, 4/12, 4/13
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tidal Basin Welcome Area

Pups ‘n’ Petals Dog Walk 
Sundays: 3/30, 4/6, 4/13
1:00 p.m. Lincoln Memorial
Bring your furry friend for a walk among the cherry blossoms. All dogs must be leashed.

Bike Tour
Saturdays and Sundays: 3/29, 3/30, 4/5, 4/6, 4/12, 4/13
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Meet at Thomas Jefferson Memorial plaza.
Bring your own bike, helmet, and water for a leisurely ride.

Locals in the National Capital Region know the Tidal Basin isn't the only place to enjoy the blossoms! Explore the our map below to find additional viewing locations.

 

Live Webcam: National Mall & Memorial Parks



 

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