Mason To Host National Law Fitness Competition

Posted: August 30, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason and its National Center for Public Safety Fitness will host the first annual LawFit Trooper Challenge to be held in the Field House, Sept. 5-6. Teams of male and female law enforcement officers from states throughout the country will be participating in this first-of-its-kind event.

Organized by David Bever, director of the national center and associate professor of Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources, the competition will consist of a series of six fitness and job-related competitive events designed to gauge the overall fitness of police officers.

“The fitness challenge will be a lot of fun, but more importantly it will emphasize how critical it is for police officers to maintain a high level of fitness, particularly during this important time in our nation’s history,” says Bever.

The National Center for Public Safety Fitness’s LawFit program was created in 1989 specifically to address the issue of public safety professionals’ health and wellness. For more information, visit the center’s web site.

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