Athletic Services & Community Use Scheduling

Fairfax County, Virginia


TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Karen Avvisato,

F.A.S.T. - Fairfax Athletes Stand Together

Fairfax Athletes Stand Together

Fairfax Athletes Stand Together (F.A.S.T.) is a collaborative network of county government, community nonprofits and athletic organizations from around the county. Together, they utilize their combined resources to provide valuable assistance to underserved populations in Fairfax County.

  • F.A.S.T. seeks to provide those in need with quality of life essentials (including food, clothing and other household items).
  • F.A.S.T. strives to cultivate opportunities to remove language, access to equipment and facilities, transportation and financial barriers for athletic participation in Fairfax County.
  • F.A.S.T. facilitates the open exchange of information to emphasize best practices which cultivate a positive and rewarding experience for players, coaches, officials and spectators.


Community Service Opportunities

  • Sharing ShoesSharing Shoes (Various dates December 7 - February 27): Sharing Shoes, a teen-inspired nonprofit organization, has teamed with F.A.S.T. and Paul VI High School to collect new and slightly used basketball shoes at every varsity home game at Paul VI High School during the 2018-2019 basketball season. Donated items will be collected in the high school gym. For a schedule of home varsity basketball games visit Paul VI Panthers Athletics.



Resources for Coaches


Get Involved!

To learn how your organization can become a F.A.S.T. partner, or to get additional details about F.A.S.T. service opportunities, contact:

Chris Pulley
Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services
703-324-5610, TTY 711

Our Achievements

  • Facilitated more than 25 food and/or clothing drives
  • Collected over 18,000 pounds of food to serve more than 700 families
  • Established a connection to scholarship opportunities for Fairfax County youth to receive assistance to participate in athletic programs


Our Partners

FAST PartnersWe are very appreciative of the valued partnerships which have enabled F.A.S.T. to have such a positive impact on the lives of so many! A special thank you to:

  • Alice's Kids
  • Eric Monday Foundation
  • EXOS Human Performance
  • Fairfax Connector
  • Fairfax Food Council
  • Fairfax County Food Providers Network
  • INOVA Sports Medicine
  • Let's Help Kids
  • Leveling the Playing Field
  • Modell's
  • Sevatruck
  • SharingShoes