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04
Oct

Chili Cook-off Entries Wanted

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b2ap3_thumbnail_chilicookoff.jpgDo you make the best chili in your fire house or police station? If so, create a team and join Fairfax 2015 at the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest Reston Chili Cook-off in collaboration with the 2015 World Police & Fire Games.

The event is held at Reston Town Center, which will be the home of the Athletes Village and provides an opportunity to introduce the community to the Games and for potential athletes to get a sneak peak of the Athletes Village.

“It is a natural fit for Fairfax 2015 to partner with the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce to make the 2014 Guns ‘n Hoses Chili Cook-off the most competitive ever!” said Lt. Jaime Popik, Director, Ceremonies and Special Events In 2013, the Games staff entered a team in the Guns ‘N Hoses Chili Cook-off and while we didn’t place but it was a great experience to engage with other public safety officials from around the region, for a great cause. So, we jumped on board to help increase the number of teams participating in the event by reaching out to police and fire departments throughout the National Capital Region and on the East Coast”. Rain or shine, Fairfax 2015 plans to enhance this event and showcase the great chili made by first responders.

To do this, we need you and your team to join the competition, bring the best chili recipe and compete for cash prizes on October 11 at Reston Town Center.  The competition is free to enter and each participating team will receive a $100 gift card to offset the purchase of supplies for your chili.

The proceeds from the Guns ‘N Hoses Chili Cook-off goes to the Reston First Responders Awards Committee, which is a partnership between the Fairfax County Police Department Reston District station and the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce.

For more information on the Guns ‘N Hoses Chili Cook-off or to sign up please visit: http://www.oktoberfestreston.com/guns-n-hoses-chili-cookoff/

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02
Sep

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 www.fairfax2015.com.

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