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The Real-Life Rudy Appears at Local Movie Premier

The Real-Life Rudy Appears at Local Movie Premier

Last night was the world movie premier of The Mighty Macs, an inspiring and true sports story, at the Bow Tie Cinemas at Reston Town Center.

Rudy Ruettiger, motivational speaker and former football player for the University of Notre Dame, was there to speak on the importance of pursuing dreams.  Ruettiger, who is best known as the inspiration for the motion picture, Rudy, decided to support the movie The Mighty Macs because he loves what it represents.

“It is not an easy thing to tell your own story,” said Ruettinger, who spent ten years in Hollywood trying to get his story on the big screen before someone finally listened.

Fairfax County Public Schools to Close Grass Fields This Weekend

From FCPS Outreach:

All Fairfax County public schools will be open for activities on Saturday, September 10, and Sunday, September 11, except for grass athletic fields, which will be closed for use.  Artificial turf fields can be used.

No Swimming for Reston Triathletes

From the Reston Association:

There will not be a swim portion to this year’s Reston Triathlon due to the conditions in LakeAudubon.  Citing the safety of participants, the Reston Triathlon Board announced on Friday the race would be a duathlon – run, bike, and run.

Larry Butler, Reston Association’s Director of Parks and Recreation said heavy rains have dumped debris into the lake. “We are also concerned about the general water quality after all the rain and the safety of our participants is first and foremost.”

The Reston Triathlon, which has been held since 1984, is scheduled for this Sunday, September 11, beginning at 7 a.m. The race will now start and finish at South Lakes High School.

Tickets on Sale Now for Charity Hockey Classic

Tickets on Sale Now for Charity Hockey Classic

From Lane Errington:


ARLINGTON, VA – Inova Blood Donor Services will once again ask the local community to “give blood, play hockey” as they host the third annual Charity Hockey Classic, to be contested between the Virginia Coaching Cardinals and Booz Allen Minutemen on Saturday, September 10, at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.


Workout For Free At Washington Sports Club

Workout For Free At Washington Sports Club


With temperatures in the area expecting to soar in the high 90’s and 100's once again this week, Washington Sports Clubs is encouraging Washingtonians to take their workouts indoors to escape the heat. Clubs citywide will open their doors to the public for free workouts every time the thermometer hits 90 degrees through August.

Beginning this month you can work out for free in any WSC facility on days where the temperature tops 90 degrees.