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World Police & Fire Games “Get Active” Within the Community

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In an effort to help spread the word about next summer’s Games and attract both volunteers and participants from local communities, Fairfax 2015, the not-for-profit corporation created to administer the World Police & Fire Games, will participate in several community events and public activities over the next 10 months.  

“From the Reston Triathlon to the Virginia State Police Chief’s Association Annual Conference, Fairfax 2015 will have a major presence at some of the most popular and heavily attended public events and functions in and around Northern Virginia,” said Manager of Community Outreach, Courtney Counts.  “Depending on the nature of each event, we plan to do something a little different each time around.”  At the October 4 and 5 Fall for Fairfax Festival, for example, Fairfax 2015 will host  the “2014 Fall for Fairfax Invitational Pickleball Doubles Tournament” while fielding a chili cookoff team as part of Oktoberfest Reston’s Guns ‘N Hoses competition on October 11 and12.

At each event, Fairfax 2015 will distribute competition information while furthering their call for volunteers, upwards of 4,000 of which will be needed to help facilitate next Summer’s Games.

Upcoming events at which the World Police & Fire Games Team will activate include:

Pink Heelz, Reston Town Center (Sept. 6) and at Fairfax Government Center (Sept. 9)

Fall for Fairfax Community Festival, Fairfax Government Center (Oct. 4 - 5)

Youth For Tomorrow County Fair & Auction, Bristow, VA (Oct. 4)

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ride to Remember, Washington, DC, (Oct. 11 - 12)

Oktoberfest Chili Cookoff Competition, Reston, VA (Oct. 11)

For additional information, or to volunteer for next summer’s Games, please visit

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Fairfax 2015 Announces Launch of Proud Host Program

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b2ap3_thumbnail_newsletter-0914-proudhost.jpgFairfax 2015 has announced the official launch of their Proud Host Program, a platform designed to engage the entire area business community in support of next summer’s World Police & Fire Games. Targeted toward community businesses, associations and organizations looking to support the work of our First Responders, the Proud Host opportunity delivers a true participatory program that offers various levels of benefits and engagement with the Games and our hero athletes.

“Community Champions come in all shapes and sizes and this program opens the doors for all who wish to participate in the Games and honor our heroes both locally and from around the world.” said Bill Knight, Fairfax 2015 President and CEO.

“The Proud host program truly is an all-inclusive community initiative as it offers various levels of commitment - for organizations of all sizes as well as individual contributors,” said Lisa Huffman, Director of Corporate Development.  “We’ve designed these packages to be highly attractive to a broad constituency; essentially offering ‘something for everyone.’”

The Proud Host initiative is a companion to the World Police and Fire Games Official Partner Program which is aimed at companies seeking maximum visibility and full integration into the lead up and launch of the Games.  Official Partners will have full access to the expansive and loyal First Responder market through unique and engaging ownership opportunities.

“There are many ways for the public to get involved with next summer’s competition said Mike O’Brien, Fairfax 2015 Vice President of Corporate Development.  “Our objective is to offer organizations the best possible platform to achieve their business or organizational goals.”

For information on the Proud Host Program, please contact Lisa Huffman at or call 703-324-2477.

For information on the Official Partner Program, please contact Mike O’Brien at or call 703-324-2480.

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Fairfax 2015 Attracts Major Corporate Sponsors

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Inova Health Systems and Northrop Grumman added to growing list of corporations to honor global First Responders in commitment to make Fairfax 2015 Games the best ever from athlete, audience and host community perspectives  

b2ap3_thumbnail_sponsors-pr.jpgFAIRFAX, VA – With just under a year until the Opening Ceremonies of the Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games (, a significant trend is emerging. Corporations with global reach are lining up in financial support of the Games, seeking to honor the 12,000 First Responder athletes expected to compete at more than 50 venues throughout the National Capital Region. The latest to join the growing list of “Official Partners” of the Games are Inova Health Systems and Northrop Grumman. They will join existing Partners - Scott Safety, Keolis, SAIC, and Pierce Manufacturing - in honoring global First Responders and providing crucial investment in logistical and infrastructure support for the Games.

For sponsors, the Fairfax 2015 Games present a unique opportunity to balance leadership in corporate responsibility with exposure to thousands of First Responders and public and private sector decision makers tasked with upholding the safety of communities worldwide.“Corporate Partners provide the margin of excellence in our presentation and promotion of the Fairfax 2015 Games, enabling us to provide truly world-class support for the athletes, their families, and thousands of spectators,” said Bill Knight, CEO of the Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games. “Our Partners understand the power of investing in the quality of the experience both on and off the field of competition, and how those investments can translate to achieving business objectives within the National Capital Region and around the world.”

Over 12,000 athletes are expected to travel from 70 countries to compete in 60 championship sports, continuing a tradition that started with the inaugural Games in 1985 and outnumbers even the Summer Olympics in terms of competitors (10,568 athletes participated in the 2012 London Olympics). The event is a strong draw for accompanying family and friends, and is expected to drive between $60-80 million in economic activity throughout the region.

"Inova is honored to be part of the World Police & Fire Games by supporting these deserving men and women from all over the world," said Knox Singleton, CEO, Inova. "These heroes have an essential duty within our global communities and we applaud them for all they stand for."Northrop Grumman’s Vice President of Global Corporate Responsibility, Sandra Evers-Manly echoes those views. "First responders are fundamental to our global security,” she said. “Northrop Grumman is pleased to be a sponsor of the World Police & Fire Games taking place here in our backyard. We look forward to cheering on these heroes and ‘sheroes’ and are grateful for their daily commitment to keep us safe."

The countdown to the Games was formally kicked off in May by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe at Fairfax County Fire Department Fire Station 42, joined by prominent members of the regional First Responder and business communities. Governor McAuliffe is serving as Chairman of an Honorary Board alongside Vice Chair Tom Ridge, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania. They are joined on the Honorary Board by former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, U.S. Congressmen Gerry Connolly, James Moran and Frank Wolf, and Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran. More than a dozen executives from the private sector complete the Honorary Board.

Companies interested in learning more about the Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games should contact Michael O’Brien, Vice President of Corporate Development, at (703) 324-2480 or

About the Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Game:
The World Police & Fire Games are the second largest multi-sport event in the world, surpassed only by the Summer Olympic Games. The event draws more than 12,000 athletes from police, fire and other public safety agencies representing 70 different countries to compete in 1,600 medal events across 40 sports. Fairfax 2015 is a nonprofit 501(c)3 established to organize, manage and operate all activities related to hosting the 2015 Games which will take place throughout the National Capital Region June 26 to July 5, 2015. Visit for more information.

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Media Contacts:
Stephen Zack, VP of Marketing & Communications, World Police & Fire Games: and 703-324-2460

Kerry Lynn Bohen, Brotman|Winter|Fried Communications: and 202-468-8300

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