Department of Community and Recreation Services
12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 1050
Fairfax, Virginia 22035
703-324-5641, TTY 711, Fax 703-222-9792
Media Contact: Patricia L. McClenic, Public Information Officer
April 30, 2010
Fairfax County Launches Wellness Program for Service Men and
Injured in Iraq and Afghanistan
The Fairfax County Department of Community and Recreation Services has launched a new program “Project WOW!” which stands for Wellness Opportunities for Warriors. Project WOW! is currently inviting injured service members from the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who are interested in participating in physical and wellness activities in a community setting to participate in Project WOW! This is a free service for the new generation of service men and women who have been injured in the line of duty. This program provides a voucher to service members that can be used to enroll in a Fairfax County Park Authority class that focuses on physical fitness, or the voucher can be applied towards the registration fee to participate in an adult athletic team sports program in the county.
Not sure which activities interest you? To help you make that decision, Project WOW! has scheduled eight-week physical activity exploration classes throughout the county, beginning in mid-June. This class will assist you in finding your activity preferences. Participants in the activity exploration class will meet once a week for eight weeks as a group to sample a variety of physical activities available throughout Fairfax County. The exploration class is free. Veterans will assist in running this program.
For more information, please contact Bruce Patrick at 703-324-5528, TTY 711 or via email to Bruce.Patrick@fairfaxcounty.gov.
Fairfax County Project WOW! is funded by a grant from the National Recreation and Park Association’s 2009 USOC Paralympics Grant Initiative, sponsored by the U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee.
Fairfax County is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in all
county programs, services and activities and will provide reasonable
accommodations upon request.
To request special accommodations call 703-324-4FUN (4386), TTY 711. Please allow ten working days in advance of the event in order to make the necessary arrangements.