I’m speaking and doing a fencing demonstration on Capitol Hill next Wednesday, 2-4pm (July 29th) with several hundred children expected to attend.
It’s in conjunction with Chicago 2016 and the congressional committee promoting youth sports. I want to invite all DC area people to come check out fencing and the 6 other Olympic sports that are being demonstrated.
Chicago 2016 Capital Hill Event 2009
Overview and Information
Chicago 2016 Olympic Bid Committee and World Sport Chicago in collaboration with U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre and the U.S. Olympic Committee is pleased to announce a Capital Hill Olympic and Paralympic Sporting Demonstration Event.
The purpose of this event is to help exhibit nationwide support for Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and to help raise awareness and build support for youth sport programs across the U.S.
We are pleased that you have agreed to participate as an educational display of Olympic and Paralympic sports. A number of Olympic and Paralympic athletes will be present to provide pointers about their sports and to interact with guests. A brief speaking program will take place during the event and will include Members of Congress that are members of the Youth Sports Caucus as well as Olympic and Paralympic athletes.
This event is free to the public and will be held on:
Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Official Program begins at 3:15pm
Lower D Park located South of the Rayburn House Office Building (C & South Capitol Streets – ADA accessible entrance onto park grounds at this intersection); Please proceed to the Park entrance for this event on South Capitol Street.
The event is designed around the following six sport demonstration zones:
- Inline Skating
- Paralympic Judo
Parking is limited around the Rayburn House Building and Lower D Park. Recommended parking for cars and buses is the South Capital Street Parking lot located south of the park on South Capital Street and within walking distance from the Lower D Park. There will be a fee for using this lot.
The bus drop-off location is Garfield Circle which is north of the U.S. Botanical Garden and within walking distance of the Lower D park. Buses will not be able to drop off at the park. It is recommended that children are escorted to and from both of these locations.