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For Immediate Release: May 23, 2011

City of Alexandria Hosts Olympic Day at the Nannie J. Lee Memorial Recreation Center on Friday, June 17

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is hosting an Olympic Day Celebration Event at Nannie J. Lee Memorial Recreation Center, 1108 Jefferson St., on Friday, June 17 at 5 p.m. The celebration features planned sporting activities, a visit from an Olympian, coordinated by the National Recreation and Parks Association, and a performance by NU ERA. Light refreshments provided.

Olympic Day is a worldwide commemoration of Baron Pierre de Coubertin’s June 23, 1894, convening of the first International Olympic Committee (IOC) meeting at the Sorbonne in Paris, and the founding of the Modern Olympic Games. National Olympic Committees (NOCs) throughout the world will also participate in the international celebration, with each Olympic Committee sending Olympic Day greetings to participating nations.

The celebration would not be complete without the musical bravado of NU ERA. From Washington DC, this group, comprised of five young men, appeal to all age groups, while singing classic Motown hits to their original music and sound.

For additional information, visit or call McKenya Dilworth-Abdalla, Center Director, at 703.746.5533.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call Jack Browand  with the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities at 703.746.5533 (TTY 703.838.4902), or e-mail