The 2011 World Police & Fire Games, to be held August 26 – September 5, in New York City, will welcome nearly 20,000 firefighter and law enforcement personnel from 70 different countries who will compete in 69 sports. These top Police and Fire athletes will compete on the multi- patent SnapSports BounceBack® sports surfacing, specifically to accommodate high-impact aggressive play using patent ShockTower® shock absorption technology.
The World Police & Fire Games is the world’s second largest Olympic-style multi-sport event, having been held biennially since 1985, the goal of these games is to highlight the positive benefits of healthy competition and encourage athleticism and fitness in the police and fire community. Over 120,000 square feet of SnapSports® Athletic Floors and Multi-Courts will be in play at this massive sporting competition. SnapSports® Athletic Floors, are manufactured and designed for all skill levels and athletes, providing key benefits in easing joint impact and creating a safer playing surface for athletes, making it a natural fit as the official sports flooring, one of SnapSports’ primary goals is to encourage play and activity among families, and athletes at all ages.
“We are excited be the official sports surfacing of this internationally recognized event and look forward to offering our support to firefighter and police personnel worldwide, who compete and exhibit such stellar athleticism in these games.” – Jorgen Moller, CEO, SnapSports, Inc.®
The 2011 World Police & Fire Games will respectfully coincide with the 10-year remembrance of September 11, 2001. The games will be supported by two powerful themes, of remembrance and gratitude, remembering those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, and expressing gratitude for the support received from around the world.
“With almost 3,000 athletes registered to compete during the first week of open registration, these games are shaping up to be the largest ever. We are fortunate to have our partners, including Anheuser-Busch, Scott Health & Safety, SnapSports, Con Edison and Empire Blue Cross & Blue Shield. They support the important work we are doing and without them we could not produce the Games.” – James Carney, CEO, 2011 World Police & Fire Games.
The World Police and Fire Games are currently the second largest multi-sport event in the world, surpassed only by the Summer Olympics. The event organizers for the 2011 event hope to with the help of their partners and supporters, make these games the largest and most memorable sporting event the world has ever seen.