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2010 Western States Police and Fire Games

Citywide
July 24, 2010 -July 31, 2010


The Northern Nevada Police & Fire Games and City of Reno welcome you once again – this time to the 2010 Western States Police and Fire Games. The 2005 WSPFG held in the Reno/Sparks/Tahoe area were a huge success and you won’t want to miss the encore!

Not only will the Games offer almost 60 competitive athletic events, they are being held in Reno Tahoe USA. July weather in the Reno area is beautiful with warm, sunny days and cooler evenings. There are lots of fun adventures for adults and younger family members alike. Of course, the area has gambling for those who want to try their luck, and plenty of nightclubs for those who want to party. Reno/Sparks and Tahoe offer many world-class restaurants, and a wide and varied array of attractions within an hour’s drive from the Host Hotels in downtown Reno.

The sporting events will be held at various locations throughout the area. The new Golden Eagle Regional Park in Sparks (about 20 minutes from downtown Reno). This stateof- the-art ball complex, with 1.4 million sq. ft. of artificial turf, was the largest artificial turf park in the world when it was built in 2008-09. It has 6 softball fields, 2 prepbaseball fields, 2 volleyball courts, 3 soccer/football fields, a 7,200 sq. ft. concession venue and much more. The Triathlon will again be at beautiful Donner Lake in Truckee, California, in the Tahoe area, about a 40 minute drive from the Host Hotels. Ice Hockey and some Cycling events will be conducted at different ends of pristine Lake Tahoe. Bowling will be held at the National Bowling Stadium, which is the only facility of it’s kind in the country.

At 4500 feet in a high desert environment, Reno is cooler than Las Vegas to the south. The area is known around the world for its wide variety of outdoor adventures, but this is also a university town, housing the University of Nevada and Truckee Meadows Community College. For contrast, one of the most celebrated places of the Old West,  Virginia City (Bonanza & the Comstock Lode!), is only 24 miles from downtown Reno. The oldest town in the state, Genoa, is less than an hour’s drive away. The Nevada State Capital, Carson City, is just down the road. Carson City has everything to offer that other capital cities have as well as many historic sites like the Nevada State Museum and the Virginia & Truckee Railway, which runs from Carson City to Gold Hill, a tour of haunted mansions, and more.

And then there is incomparable Lake Tahoe, the “Jewel of the Sierra.” Within a 45-minute drive up the Mt. Rose Highway (Highway 431), visitors will find the community of Incline Village, your gateway to this incredible region. Lake Tahoe is the consummate outdoor playground, so take a hike, ride a bike or rent an ATV for an off-road adventure. Sand Harbor is a great place to soak in the sun and play in the water, whether you prefer a casual cocktail by the lake, a guided kayak tour, or a picnic. Families can also enjoy a Tahoe tradition by taking in a performance during the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, which fills the calendar during evenings in July and August.

Getting to the Games is no problem! The Reno- Tahoe International Airport is five minutes from downtown Reno and offers many daily flights to cities throughout the West and the rest of the U.S. It’s within a half-day’s drive from central or northern California; and is within a long day’s drive (8-14 hours) from Southern California, Southern Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Arizona.

No matter how far you must travel, with all the Fun & Games in store, we hope we have convinced you that Reno/Sparks/Tahoe is the place to be July 24 – 31, 2010! For more information, visit the Host’s website at www.wspfg2010.org

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