The Annandale Campus became one of a number of venues in Fairfax County to welcome first responder athletes from all over the world during the recent 2015 World Police & Fire Games (WPFG). The Campus hosted the WPFG karate and taekwondo event June 29 to July 2.
“I’ve been communicating and working with the committee for 10 months now. This is a great event for athletes and this is really good for NOVA,” said Annandale Emergency Coordinator Justin Miller.
Interim Provost Charlotte Calobrisi said the Annandale family was delighted to host heroes from across the globe during this year’s WPFG. The week-long event consisted of more than 60 athletic games for close to 12,000 professional public safety athletes from more than 70 countries.
The World Police & Fire Games Federation, a non-profit organization, run by the Californian Police Athletics Federation, established the WPFG 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.