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Posted on: April 13, 2018

The Department of Parks and Recreation’s Fairland Sports & Aquatics Complex 11th Annual Health Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 13, 2018

MEDIA CONTACT: KIRA CALM LEWIS 301-446-3327 - or - Kira.CalmLewis@pgparks.com

 

The Department of Parks and Recreation’s Fairland Sports & Aquatics Complex
Hosts 11th Annual Health Fair

 

Laurel, MD – On Sunday, April 29, 2018, Fairland Sports & Aquatics Complex is hosting the 11th Annual Sports, Health & Wellness Fair. Delivering Inclusive Solutions for Total Body Health at the Fairland Complex from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Admission is free. There will be door prizes, giveaways and free activities throughout the day. The fair will encourage participants to join in free classes and training sessions and receive free bone density, hearing, vision, blood pressure and cholesterol screenings.


This year’s theme, “Connect-Commit-Conquer,” encourages family and friends to adopt healthier lifestyles. The fair will feature the First Annual Color Walk/Run. There will be FREE health screenings, sports classes and entertainment going on throughout the day. On-site trainers and fitness instructors will be available to assist guests in planning their personal health and fitness programs. This year, there will be a bigger and better ‘Children’s Row’ with tons of health and fitness activities to engage children, including visits from “Arts on a Roll,” the “Fit Mobile” and face painters. And, the Therapeutic Recreation team will be onsite with trainers from the Healthy Minds/Healthy Bodies program for disabled veterans. Fresh produce, food trucks, music and entertainment are also planned for this jam-packed community event.


WHAT: Community Health Fair

WHERE: Fairland Sports & Aquatics Complex, 13820/13850 Old Gunpowder Road, Laurel, MD 20707

WHEN: Sunday, April 29, 2018, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

For additional information, contact Lisa Irving at 301-362-6094; TTY 301-699-2544 or lisa.irving@pgparks.com.

Some of the partners for this year’s health fair include, Maryland Physicians Care; Washington Regional Transplant Community; Lions Club of College Park; Columbia Scuba; Prince George’s County Family Justice Center; DHHS Montgomery County Cancer Crusade; Walmart Vision Services; Do Terra Essential Oils; Community Advocates for Family & Youth; Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program; Young Living; GoPink!DC; Block Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center, LLC; QCI Behavioral Health; Heaven Helpers Ministry; and Hemali Vora Health & Wellness Center. Freestate Happy Wanderers will also be hosting a 10K walk on Fairland’s trails that day.

FSAC is located on the grounds of Fairland Regional Park. Inside you will find a 50-meter competition pool, a 25-yard leisure pool, a 12,000 square foot indoor gymnastics facility, six indoor tennis courts, an indoor racquetball court, a weight training center, a fitness and dance studio and a trampoline training room. Sports training (land and water), weight training, and massage therapy are all available at FSAC for athletes at all stages of training. In the park, there’s hiking/biking trails, football and softball fields. The Maryland National-Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in all programs and services.

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