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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- March 10, 2008 -- PIO#089-08
For More Information, Contact Andrea Blackford, Communications Officer at 703.519.3489

Awards Ceremony for the Alexandria Recreation Games on Saturday, March 15
Program Promotes a Healthier Alexandria for All Ages

The public is invited to attend an awards ceremony for the Alexandria Recreation Games for Healthy Living on Saturday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lee Center’s Kauffman Auditorium, 1108 Jefferson St. Admission is free, and healthy refreshments will be provided.

Featured guests include Heather Jones, 4-H Coordinator, who will make a presentation on nutrition and healthy food choices, and Brett Smith, Operations Manager, of the Marine Corp Marathon. In addition, there will demonstrations from the T.C. Williams High School ROTC Color Guard, the T.C. Williams High School Twirlers, and the Recreation Center cheerleader teams.

The Alexandria Recreation Games for Healthy Living is an eight-week fitness program that promotes healthy lifestyle choices for all family members, and encourages residents to make “being active” a part of their daily lives. For additional information, call the Chinquapin Park Center at 703.519.2160.

The program is coordinated by the City’s Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities. For additional information on programs and activities for the entire family, call the Recreation Services’ Division office at 703.838.4345, or visit

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For additional information, or to request a reasonable accommodation, call 703.519.2160 (TTY 703.519.2167) or e-mail