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AZ Youth Sports Day 2013

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BENEFITING: LINKING SPORTS & COMMUNITIES

EVENT DATE: Oct 05, 2013

Denise Meridith

THE STORY:

Linking Sports & Communities LLC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, which has been managed entirely by volunteers for the past decade. On October 5, it will host its annual Arizona Youth Sports Day & Health Fair. It will be hosted this year by Fight Ready, a new martial arts center in Scottsdale. This year, the conference will include educational workshops for youth, ages 12-18, their parents, teachers * coaches; sports clinics; and health-related exhibits. The workshops will concern health issues facing young athletes (e.g., concussions, drugs, and physical injuries); financial responsibility; and careers. Sports clinics will be managed by teams (e.g., Phoenix Coyotes), retired athletes, and other volunteers. Health organizations will staff exhibits. Today's student athletes are tomorrow's community leaders. The average NFL player's career is four years and most of them are broke within two years and many suffer lifelong injuries. It is up to the community to help them plan for and lead more fruitful lives.

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