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NOVA-Annandale to Host World Police and Fire Games Events

Fairfax County will host the 2015 World Police & Fire Games (WPFG) starting Friday, June 26 through the Fourth of July. The opening ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Friday at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.

Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale Campus will be one of many Fairfax County venues during the week-long event to host more than 60 athletic games for close to 12,000 professional public safety athletes from more than 70 countries. Starting Monday, June 29, the Ernst Community Center at NOVA-Annandale will be the venue for the WPFG’s tae kwon do and karate events.

“We are delighted to host these events on our campus,” said Interim Provost Charlotte Calobrisi. “Best wishes to all the participants in the 2015 WPFG.”

Members of the Fairfax County Police Department and Fairfax County Fire & Rescue will be participating in the events. All events are free and open to the public, and residents are encouraged to come out and support Fairfax County and other first responders from around the world.

The World Police & Fire Games Federation, a non-profit organization, run by the Californian Police Athletics Federation, established the World Police & Fire Games in 1985. The event was created to celebrate the honor, dedication and friendship among the men and women who risk their lives every day. In the past 30 years, WPFG has become a highly-anticipated international biennial event.

For more information about this year’s athletic events, schedules and venues, visit http://fairfax2015.com/.

Media Contact: Raytevia Evans | 703.425.5839 | revans@nvcc.edu

  

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Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.

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