Wednesday, February 26, 2014


by Nancy Turnage, VRPS Central Office

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April 2-4, 2014
Newport News, VA 

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National Recreation and Park Association, the Virginia Recreation and Park Society is hosting the Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) course, the most comprehensive training program on playground hazard identification and risk management methods offered anywhere.

Topics include:
  • identifying hazards on playgrounds
  • developing risk management tools
  • importance of comprehensive playground safety program from a legal perspective
  • test methods for entrapments, protrusions, and entanglement
  • national standards and guidelines.
CPSI is a must for:

  • municipalities
  • schools
  • child care facilities
  • health departments
  • playground manufacturers and installers
  • insurance firms
  • food chain franchises
  • park and recreation agencies
  • maintenance facilities, and
  • others responsible for playgrounds. 

Non members who register for CPSI receive a one-year membership to VRPS as part of their registration.  Membership benefits include:
  • discounted (member-priced) training, workshops, conferences, and events
  • VRPS voting rights
  • ability to hold elected office positions
  • ability to chair standing committees within VRPS
  • access to the VRPS online Membership Directory
  • subscription to VRPS Magazine, published three times each calendar year
  • subscription to VRPS President's newsletter, published three times each calendar year
  • subscription to VRPS weekly electronic newsletter, E-Update
  • full use of Members Only sections of the VRPS website
  • networking opportunities with Virginia professionals in the field of parks and recreation

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


How many gold, silver, and bronze medals can your city or county win during the 2014 Virginia Senior Games?

2014 Virginia Senior Games LogoNewport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism is challenging every parks and recreation Director in Virginia to recruit Seniors aged 50 and up to register and participate in the 2014 Games.  What's more, Directors 50 and older are encouraged to lead by example and join in the competition!  The Director's Challenge winner earns the "GO FOR THE GOLD" trophy and, more importantly, bragging rights!

Director's Challenge Letter from Michael D. Poplawski, CPRP, Director of Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

It's that time of year - spread the word to your senior community!

Virginia Senior Games is presented by the Virginia Recreation and Park Society (VRPS).  A private, non-profit professional organization, VRPS was founded in 1953 with the purpose of uniting all professionals, students, and interested lay persons engaged in the field of recreation, parks, and other leisure services in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Interested in past results?  Click HERE.
2013 Virginia Senior Games Results

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2013 results are availableonline.  Hardcopies were also postal mailed to all 2013 registered athletes.  

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What you need to know to register online:
  1. You must pay by credit card in order to register online, so have your credit card handy.
  2. The address you enter must match the address to which your credit card statement is mailed.
  3. Your email address is important.  Your registration confirmation will be sent to your email address.  If you do not receive a confirmation after completing the registration process, please notify our office.
  4. Team registrations for Basketball and Volleyball must be postal mailed with hardcopy registrations.
  5. Click HERE to register!

National Senior Games News


The National Senior Games Association is excited to announce its partnership with Post Shredded Wheat. 

Through February 24, 2014, Post Shredded Wheat, with the help of fans across America, will petition the NSGA to add a new demonstration sport into the National Senior Games.  Americans can help choose the new demonstration sport for the 2015 National Senior Games presented by Humana by visiting a website where voters will choose from among five sports - fencing, judo, power walking, soccer, or weightlifting.

Post Shredded Wheat Team Coach and television/film actor Ralph Macchio (aka "The Karate Kid") will invite Americans to vote on which demonstration sport athletes could face in a 2014 State Senior Games, as well as in the 2015 National Senior Games.

In addition to the sport campaign, adults over the age of 50 will be eligible to get in the game by visiting the website and entering for the chance to win a grant to compete in an eligible 2014 State Senior Games and join Team Post Shredded Wheat.  Winners will receive:
  • One individual 2014 State Senior Games registration fee
  • Team Post Shredded Wheat gear (T-Shirt and gym bag)
  • One month's supply of heart healthy Post Shredded Wheat
Deadline to submit entries for the grant is February 24, 2014.

Thanks to our 2014 GOLD MEDAL Sponsors!
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Mechanicsville, Virginia 23111 
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