Thursday, July 31, 2014

Keolis sponsoring 2015 World Police & Fire Games

Written by  William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
Keolis, a provider of passenger transportation services throughout the U.S. and Canada, will be a major sponsor of the 2015 World Police & Fire Games, in which an estimated 12,000 first responders from around the world will compete in more than 1,600 medal events across 60 sports.

The Games will take place in Fairfax County, Va. and other locations throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area June 26 to July 5, 2015, with more competing athletes than the Summer Olympics. Held biennially, the Games will be the single largest event ever held in Northern Virginia.

“Keolis has strong ties to the Baltimore-Washington region,” said Keolis North American Operations Executive Vice President and General Manager Eric Asselin. “Our North American headquarters are located in Maryland, and we manage the Virginia Railway Express commuter rail service in Northern Virginia. In addition to the sponsorship, we are encouraging Keolis offices globally to support the efforts of first responders in their local communities to participate in the Games. All around the world, Keolis partners with police and fire officials to ensure the safety of our passengers. We appreciate the vital role that first responders play in ensuring the well-being of their communities, and are honored to support the efforts of these brave men and women by becoming a major sponsor of the Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games, and encouraging our offices all around the world to do the same.”

“We are truly delighted to have Keolis ‘on board’ as one of our major corporate partners for this prestigious global event,” said 2015 World Police & Fire Games President and CEO Bill Knight.