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Furloughed Federal Workers Offered Sequester Deal of '30% Off the Regular Greens Fee'

"Furloughed to Fairways."

4:21 PM, Apr 30, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Furloughed federal employees who like to play golf are in luck. There's a deal waiting for them, courtesy of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.

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"Thousands of area federal employees will be furloughed on certain days between April and September this year as a result of the Federal Sequester.  In response, the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NVRPA) is offering a special deal for those furloughed federal employees who enjoy the outdoors and a good round of golf," the group writes in a press release, announcing its sequester deal.

"Starting on the first day of May, federal employees will be able to play any one of the three courses owned by NVRPA for just $25.  This deal, which is about 30% off the regular greens fee, will be honored Monday through Thursday after 10 A.M.  Federal employees must bring a civilian federal employee ID to the course to take advantage of the deal, which is targeted at furloughed employees."

Ted McCleskey, a civilian Defense Department employee, is quoted in the press release as saying, “NVRPA is giving a real morale boost to furloughed workers. To me, it’s more than just the golf discount-through Furlough to Fairways, NVRPA is showing that the Northern Virginia community supports us.”

The deal appears to be aimed at "The Department of Defense, the Federal Aviation Authority, the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Management and Budget and many other departments [who] will be sending workers home on a regular basis (often weekly) as a result of the Sequester," as the press release states.

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