WASHINGTON, April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ICMA-RC, a Washington, D.C.-based retirement plan service provider exclusively serving local and state government employees, is pleased to announce that it is the World Police & Fire Games' "Official Retirement Plan Services Provider" for 2017. The biennial World Police & Fire Games, an Olympic-style sporting event for active and retired law enforcement and fire service personnel throughout the world will be held this year in Los Angeles, CA from August 7 – 16th. ICMA-RC also sponsored the Games in 2015 when they were held in Fairfax, VA.
Open to police officers, firefighters, and customs and correction officers from around the world, the Games provide an opportunity for public safety personnel to showcase their athletic excellence, to share knowledge and to build relationships between organizations.
"We are honored to continue ICMA-RC's support for the World Police & Fire Games," said ICMA-RC President and CEO, Bob Schultze. "The Games are a rewarding way for public safety personnel from around the world, including those we serve in U.S. retirement plans, to meet and compete. We are happy to support their experience."
In conjunction with the sponsorship, ICMA-RC will have its RealizeRetirement® Tour on location at the Games' Athletes Village. The interactive RealizeRetirement® Tour experience is designed to increase public sector employee interest in saving for retirement through sophisticated technology combined with personal interaction. The Tour's "technology and talk" approach appeals to all generations of employees from those just beginning their careers to those nearing or in retirement.
"The World Police & Fire Games would not be possible without the support of organizations like ICMA-RC," said Michael Graham, President of the World Police & Fire Games. "We truly appreciate their continued support of the men and women who proudly serve in public safety in our communities."
The 2017 World Police & Fire Games will take place in Los Angeles and the surrounding area including Hermosa Beach and at iconic venues including the Los Angeles Coliseum, the LA Convention Center, and Exposition Park.
Founded in 1972, ICMA-RC is a non-profit independent financial services corporation focused on providing retirement plans and related services for over a million public sector participant accounts and approximately 9,300 retirement plans. ICMA-RC's mission is to help build retirement security for local and state government employees. The organization's mission is delivered through our RealizeRetirement® approach in which ICMA-RC representatives actively engage participants in their retirement programs, help them build their asset base toward a stated objective, and help them realize their retirement goals through a comprehensive retirement planning strategy. All of ICMA-RC's retirement programs, administrative services, and educational tools have been developed specifically for public sector retirement plan administrators and participants. For more information, visit www.icmarc.org.
About World Police & Fire Games
The World Police & Fire Games is one of the largest multi-sport, multi-venue events in the world. It draws more than 10,000 athletes from police, fire and other public safety agencies representing 70 countries competing in more than 60 sports competitions. The 2017 Games are scheduled for August 7-16th in Los Angeles, CA. For more information, visit www.LA17WPFG.com.
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