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NVRPA Names Passport Prizewinner

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Trey McKnight, a ninth-grader at South County Secondary, sits in the tent he won as the grand prizewinner of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority’s Passport to Adventure Program.

Trey McKnight of Springfield received a new REI Camp Dome 4 Tent plus several other prizes as the grand prizewinner for the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority’s Passport to Adventure Program. In the program, park enthusiasts visited all 21 NVRPA parks in 2009 to receive an NVRPA stamp in their Passport to Adventure. A fully stamped Passport qualified the adventurer to win a number of prizes including an REI tent for the grand prizewinner.

A drawing determined the grand prizewinner. Every participant received several great prizes from NVRPA, with McKnight’s name drawn as the grand prize winner.

A ninth-grader at South County Secondary School, McKnight visited every NVRPA park in 2009 along with his mother Bekah McKnight and brother Kyle McKnight, who attends Newington Forest Elementary. All three participants received prizes from NVRPA that included passes to every waterpark, the Corn Maize and Fall Festival at Temple Hall and the Festival of Lights at Bull Run Regional Park, along with other NVRPA goodies. Trey, the grand prize-winner received a brand new tent from REI.

Some of McKnight family’s favorite adventure spots included their trip to the Corn Maize and Fall Festival at Temple Hall Farm, canoeing at Pohick Bay, visits to Aldie Mill and the Carlyle House and the nature center at Potomac Overlook Regional Park.

McKnight’s tent and prizes were presented to him at the REI store in Fairfax by NVRPA Executive Director Paul Gilbert and REI Outreach Specialist, Rhonda Krafchin. REI sponsored the Passport to Adventure Program with NVRPA.