City Hosts Annual Hershey Track & Field Meet Saturday, May 21

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For Immediate Release: May 14, 2011

City Hosts Annual Hershey Track & Field Meet Saturday, May 21

Join City of  Alexandria Mayor William D. Euille for the opening of the Annual Hershey Track & Field Meet on Saturday, May 21 at T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King St., at 9:30 a.m. Youth will compete in the 50, 100, 200, 400 meter dash; 800 and 1600 meter run;  4 x 100 relay; Softball Throw; and Standing Long Jump. First and second place winners in certain age groups advance to the District Track Meet scheduled for Saturday June 4 in Fauquier County.

The mission of the Hershey Track and Field Games is to provide a quality recreation and school program where children have fun and are introduced to physical fitness through basic track and field events such as running, jumping and throwing.

In addition to opening the track meet, the Mayor will proclaim May 21, 2011 as the first National Kids to Parks Day organized and launched by the National Park Trust. National Kids to Parks Day empowers kids and encourages families to get outdoors and visit America’s parks.

Parking is available in the T. C. Williams parking garage. T. C. Williams is served by DASH and Metrobus transit lines. For DASH route and schedule information, call 703.370.DASH or visit For Metrobus schedule information, call 202.637.7000 or visit

For additional information about youth track and field, and additional youth sport activities, visit or call the Youth Sports Office at 703.746.5402. For weather updates, call the Sports Hotline at 703.746.5597.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call Mac Slover of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities at 703.746.5407 (TTY 703.838.4902), or e-mail