June 16, 2010

U.S. Rep. Fudge to Join in 40th Celebration of NYSP, June 21 at CWRU

U.S. Representative Marcia L. Fudge will visit Case Western Reserve University on Monday, June 21, at 10 a.m. for the 40th anniversary celebration and open house of the National Youth Sports Program at Case Western Reserve. The free, public event takes place in the Iris S. and Bert L. Wolstein Research Building, 2103 Cornell Rd. A tour of the NYSP campus activities follows the program.

The CWRU campus is one of the remaining NYSP sites in the country. In 2006, federal funds to support the program were eliminated and reduced the programs, primarily located on college campuses, from 202 sites serving 75,000 children to just a handful of sites this year.

Fudge is expected to talk about H.R. 4480, which she has introduced in the House of Representatives to reauthorize the youth sports program that provides summer fun by combining exercises for the mind and body through sports and academic enrichment activities.

Joining in discussing the program's past, present and future will be CWRU President Barbara R. Snyder, the Honorable Congressman Louis Stokes, Rochelle Taylor, NYSP past national president and NYSP Director Dennis "Coach" Harris from the division of Student Affairs.

CWRU will host nearly 550 youths between the ages of 10 and 16 from June 14 to July 16. Student, faculty, staff and community volunteers participate in program activities.

In addition to Cleveland area children, 100 youths from Lorain’s Admiral King and Southview High Schools will spend a week on campus, living in the residence halls and participating in NYSP activities and other academic programs.

For more information, call Dennis Harris at 216-368-4843.

Posted by: Katie O'Keefe, June 16, 2010 12:44 PM | News Topics:

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