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Sep 28 11

MEDIA ADVISORY: M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks, Montgomery County Council Vice President Roger Berliner Join Randolph Civic Association for Community Day & A Ribbon-Cutting on the New Pavilion and Playground at Randolph Hills Local Park

by Kelli Holsendolph

SILVER SPRING, MD—The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) Montgomery County Department of Parks and Montgomery County Council Vice President Roger Berliner will join the Randolph Civic Association for its annual community day to celebrate the newly developed picnic pavilion and playground at Randolph Hills Local Park on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm.

The event will include brief remarks beginning at 12:00 noon, live music, food and a park naturalist-led program.

WHO:
M-NCPPC Montgomery County Department of Parks
Montgomery County Council Vice President Roger Berliner
Randolph Civic Association

WHAT:
Community Day & Ribbon Cutting at Randolph Hills Local Park

WHEN:
Saturday, October 1, 2011
12:00 noon – 2:00 pm

WHERE:
Randolph Hills Local Park
11805 Ashley Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20852

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Contact:
Kelli Holsendolph
Media Relations Manager
Montgomery County Department of Parks
301-650-2866

Sep 12 11

MEDIA ADVISORY: M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks & Wu Wei Tai Chi Club Host Grand Opening Event for New Tai Chi Court in Cabin John Regional Park

by Kelli Holsendolph

BETHESDA, MD—The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) Montgomery County Department of Parks and the Wu Wei Tai Chi Club are hosting a grand opening event for the new Tai Chi Court in Cabin John Regional Park on Saturday, September 17, 2011 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

This is the first Tai Chi court in Montgomery County and only one of a few of its kind in the nation. Dedicated to the memory of David C. Chen, a Rockville resident and founder of the Wu Wei Tai Chi Club, the new Tai Chi Court at Cabin John Regional Park is a 48-foot-diameter circle of flagstone incorporating the shape of a yin/yang symbol and surrounded by elegant benches in a serene natural setting.

This project was made possible through the department’s public/private partnership program. David Chen practiced Tai Chi in Cabin John Regional Park every week for 12 years before he passed away unexpectedly in 2005. His students and friends wanted to remember his life and vision with a lasting monument. Giving back to the community and enhancing the park seemed to be the best way to honor David’s memory.

The grand opening event will include brief remarks, a ribbon cutting, demonstrations by various martial arts groups and a pot luck picnic provided by members and friends of the Wu Wei Tai Chi Club. The event will begin with remarks from about 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

WHO:
M-NCPPC Montgomery County Department of Parks
Wu Wei Tai Chi Club
Montgomery County Planning Board Chair Françoise Carrier
Delegate Brian Feldman
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais
Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Floreen

WHAT:
Cabin John Regional Park Tai Chi Court Grand Opening

WHEN:
Saturday, September 17, 2011
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

WHERE:
Cabin John Regional Park
7400 Tuckerman Lane
Bethesda, MD 20817
The Tai Chi court is located near the dog park and miniature train at Cabin John Regional Park. 

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Contact:
Kelli Holsendolph
Media Relations Manager
Montgomery County Department of Parks
301-650-2866

Jul 25 11

MEDIA ADVISORY: Washington Nationals Miracle Field to Open in Montgomery County, Ribbon-cutting ceremony will mark the official grand opening of the specially-designed baseball field to benefit children with disabilities throughout the D.C. region

by Kelli Holsendolph

WHAT:  The Washington Nationals, in association with the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation, The Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Foundation, the Miracle League of Montgomery County, the Kiwanis Club of Bethesda, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Montgomery Parks and the Montgomery County Recreation Department, will officially mark the grand opening of the Washington Nationals Miracle Field with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, August 1.

Located in South Germantown Recreational Park, the field will serve as the new home for the Miracle League of Montgomery County, which will provide children with mental and/or physical challenges the opportunity to safely play baseball. The field incorporates a cushioned synthetic turf that allows children using wheelchairs and walkers to “run” the bases without fear of injury.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will include state and local government officials as well as Nationals players, owners and front office executives. Nationals players will also join Miracle League athletes on the new field for a brief game of baseball following the ceremony.

Distinguished guests include:

– Anthony Brown – Lt. Governor of Maryland
– Isiah Leggett – Montgomery County Executive
– Françoise Carrier – Chair, Montgomery County Planning Board
– Mary R. Bradford – Director, M-NCPPC Montgomery County Parks Department
– Gabriel I. Albornoz – Director, Montgomery County Department of Recreation
– Stephanie Davis – National Program Director, Miracle League
– Washington Nationals players, owners and executives

WHEN: Monday, August 1, 2011
Media arrival: 10:00 a.m.
Program begins: 10:15 a.m.

Media availability and photo opportunities will follow the program

WHERE: 17950 Germantown Park Drive, Germantown, MD 20874

Media interested in covering the event must RSVP to Alexandra Schauffler at 202.640.7702 or alexandra.Schauffler@nationals.com

About the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation
The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation and the Washington Nationals Baseball Club are committed to community partnerships that improve the lives of children and families across the Washington Capital Region. The Foundation’s cornerstone programs are focused on children’s education, health and recreation. A 501(c)3 charitable organization, the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation has committed to, among other projects, a partnership with the DC Government to build the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy to teach the game of baseball and provide after school educational programs for children in the DC region. For more information, visit nationals.com/dream.

About The Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Foundation
Established in 1986, The Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Foundation is a private family foundation run in consultation with all the members of the Lerner family. The foundation has contributed millions of dollars to numerous community, education, health, cultural and religious organizations in the DC area. Previous Lerner Family Foundation grant recipients include The George Washington University, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Food and Friends, the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, Hadley’s Park, Imagination Stage, Georgetown Day School, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Weizmann Institute of Science, Hospitality High School of Washington DC, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, among many others.

About the Miracle League of Montgomery County
The Miracle League of Montgomery County is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides children with mental and/or physical challenges an opportunity to play baseball as a team. The League will be the first of its kind in Maryland and will serve children in Montgomery County, the surrounding counties, Washington DC and Virginia. Presently there are 240 Miracle League Organizations across the country and in Puerto Rico, Canada and Australia. The Miracle League is proud to serve more than 200,000 children and young adults with disabilities. For more information, visit www.MiracleLeagueMontCoMd.com.

About the Kiwanis Club of Bethesda
The Kiwanis Club has been a strong presence in Bethesda and Montgomery Co. for the past 66 years. The club is a part of an international organization dedicated to helping children worldwide, but specifically here in the community. Since 1945, the club has raised and donated millions of dollars to various children’s charities including RICA, Bethesda Cares, YMCA, Dwelling Place and many others.

About the Montgomery County Parks Department
Montgomery Parks is a department of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), which was established in 1927 by Maryland State Law to protect, preserve, and program parkland for the residents of the bi-county area. Montgomery Parks is responsible for the management and stewardship of more than 400 parks on over 35,000 acres of parkland and a wide variety of park and recreation facilities including hundreds of miles of paved and natural surface trails, athletic fields, community gardens, picnic areas, lakes, streams, ice rinks, tennis courts, and playgrounds, among others. The M-NCPPC has been nationally recognized for its high quality parks and recreation services and is regarded as a national model by other parks systems. www.MontgomeryParks.org.

About the Montgomery County Recreation Department
Since 1953, the Department of Recreation has remained dedicated to providing inclusive quality recreation programs and activities that serve the recreation and leisure needs of the Montgomery County community. The Department manages 32 facilities including community centers, senior centers, and indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities and provides thousands of programs such as out-of-school activities, aquatics, classes, youth and adult sports programs and leagues, senior programs, and therapeutic recreation that enhance the quality of life for participants of all ages, cultures, and abilities. The Department of Recreation is nationally recognized for its excellence in the provision of facilities and programs.

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Media Contacts:
Washington Nationals: Joanna Comfort – Joanna.Comfort@nationals.com, (202) 640-7711
Montgomery Parks M-NCPPC: Kelli Holsendolph – Kelli.Holsendolph@MontgomeryParks.org, (301) 650-2866
Montgomery County Recreation Dept: Judy Stiles – Judy.Stiles@montgomerycountymd.gov, (240) 777-6875