Governor McAuliffe to Chair Fairfax 2015 Games
Politicians, Sports Figures and Business Leaders Accept Honorary Board
Positions with Fairfax 2015 in Support of World Police & Fire Games
FAIRFAX, Va., May 15, 2014
FAIRFAX, Va., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --The World Police and Fire Games,
Fairfax 2015 (www.fairfax2015.com), coming to the National Capital Region next
June, has formed an honorary board of state political leaders, sports stars
and the business community. Governor Terry McAuliffe will serve as chairman.
He will address the importance of Virginia winning this bid and hosting the
Olympic-style Games at an address on Wednesday, May 21 in Vienna.
"Fairfax 2015 will support the Commonwealth's tourism industry and generate
unique economic development opportunities," said Jim Corcoran, President and
CEO of the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce. "Fairfax County, the Commonwealth of
Virginia and the National Capital Region is the perfect host to welcome 12,000
athletes and our business community welcomes this competition."
Kevin Reynolds, President of Cardinal Bank, is chairman of the board of
directors for Fairfax 2015. "I am so grateful to the Governor for taking-on
this leadership role," said Reynolds. "Now having the support of Fairfax
County and our Governor, we are asking Virginia and Washington regional
companies to come aboard as sponsors."
Elected Officials Serving as Honorary Board Members include:
Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell
Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine
Congressmen Gerry Connolly, James Moran and Frank Wolf
Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran
Chairman Sharon Bulova, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
Business Community Honorary Board Members include:
Ángel Cabrera, President, George Mason University
Jim Corcoran, President & CEO, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce
Mike Daniels, Chairman, LMI
Jim Dinegar, President & CEO, Greater Washington Board of Trade
James W. Dyke Jr., Senior Advisor, McGuireWoods LLP
John Jumper, Chairman and CEO, Leidos
Bobbie Kilberg, President & CEO, Northern Virginia Technology Council
John C. Lee, CEO, Lee Technologies
Russ Ramsey, Chairman & CEO, Ramsey Asset Management
Cal Ripken, Jr., President and CEO of Ripken Baseball, Inc.
Dwight Schar, Founder and Executive Chairman, NVR Inc.
Kent Schneider, President, AFCEA International
Knox Singleton, CEO, Inova Healthcare Systems
Matthew Shank, President, Marymount University
The World Police & Fire Games is one of the largest single participant
sporting events in the world, with athletes and public safety professionals
coming to Fairfax from 70 countries.
More than 12,000 sworn officers from police, fire and public safety
departments worldwide will compete in Fairfax County from June 26 through July
5, 2015 in 60 different sports as well as police-and-fire-specific activities
across 53 venues.
For additional information on the World Police and Fire Games, visit
fairfax2015.com or call (202) 480-WPFG (9734).
About Fairfax 2015 / World Police & Fire Games
The World Police & Fire Games is one of the largest multi-sport, multi-venue
events in the world. It draws more than 12,000 athletes from police, fire and
other public safety agencies representing 70 countries competing in 1,600
medal events across 61 sports. Fairfax 2015 is a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation
established to organize, manage and operate all activities related to the 2015
Games. Hosted by Fairfax County, Virginia and held throughout the National
Capital Region from June 26 to July 5, 2015, the Games strive to inspire,
celebrate and honor our public safety officials.
Mike Smith, VP of Marketing & PR, World Police and Fire Games:
firstname.lastname@example.org and 703-623-3834
Jamie.Radice, Director of Communications, Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe
Jamie.email@example.com and 804-786-4127
SOURCE World Police and Fire Games
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