Can-Am Police-Fire Games expected to draw crowd of first responders to York County
|By Gordon Rago, York Daily Record, Pa.|
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"We wanted to be open for visitors," Stine said. "They're going to be out in the heat all day. I'm sure they're going to want to get out for a little while."
The museum is set to be open Wednesday night from
"You just don't have a crystal ball," Stine said. "It's kind of difficult to plan for these events when you don't know how much time they'll have."
Can-Am organizers in
This is the first time the event has been hosted here.
Athletes will be dispersed because the events like mountain biking, bowling and skeet shooting will be held at sites in
The Can-Am Games are expected to draw more than 600 athletes from across
"We have quite a strong record of hosting sports events in
And as the 2014 volunteer Board of Directors for the games, led by
"There will be a spillover with athletes staying in many different lodging locations," she said.
"I expect us to be busier than normal," Ching said. "But besides that it will be business as usual."
White Rose will host a beanbag toss competition outside in its parking lot
The games will run from
They will take place at more than 30 locations throughout the county, including the York Expo Center, Graham Aquatic Center,
The company's facility will host the bench press, deadlift, power lifting and Olympic lifting.
"I feel like we've been preparing for this for three to four years," Bonitz said, laughing. "We love hosting events, and this facility was designed to host events."
To prepare, the company has added parking spots and rearranged its training facility over the last couple months, Bonitz said.
It marks the first time Olympic lifting has been part of the Can-Am Games in its 37-year history. And York Barbell will have a short window of time between events this week to switch over its auditorium for competitors.
"We're going to be hustling for two days next week to make sure the place is perfect, because the competitors deserve that," Bonitz said.
The competitions are free and open to the public, according to yorkcanamgames.com.
Opening ceremonies are scheduled for
There will be a handful of vendors set up at
VFIS: One of the largest providers of insurance, education and consulting services for fire departments, rescue crews and 911 control centers
WellSpan: Hospitals and medical providers covering the
Rabbittransit: Regional public transportation provider
Future Can-Am hosts
--Firefighters prepare for Can-Am Police-Fire Games in
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