World Police and Fire Games Begins 100-Day Countdown With March 18 Celebration

The Fairfax 2015 World Police and Fire Games announced on Tuesday that it will be holding a celebration kicking off a 100-day countdown until the games kickoff on June 26. The 100-day countdown celebration will take place next Wednesday, March 18, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Tysons Tower in Tysons Corner Center.

At the celebration, the Games’ organizing committee will announce the status of the games, including current milestones and sponsor updates. Also, the 100 Days Celebration will provide a unique opportunity to experience some of the first responder-specific competitions of the Games, including the stair climb event and K9 competitions.

The celebratory news conference will be followed by a catered lunch.

The World Police and Fire Games are are one of the largest multi-sport events in the world, expected to draw more than 12,000 athletes from police, fire and other public safety agencies representing 70 different countries. Athletes will compete in more than 60 sports ranging from traditional Olympic events like flag football, basketball, soccer, track, golf, tennis, swimming and rugby to police- and fire-specific competitions like honor guard, ultimate firefighter competition and the aforementioned K9 competitions.

The Games will have a significant economic impact on the greater Washington metropolitan area in the ten days it slated to take place in late June and early July.