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Prof. Abrams to Participate in Aspen Institute Sports and Society Summit

March 19th, 2013

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Prof. Doug Abrams will participate in the Aspen Institute’s Project Play Summit in Aspen, Colo., in April. The summit is part of the institute’s Sports & Society program, which “convenes leaders, fosters dialogue, and inspires solutions that help sport serve the public interest, with a focus on the development of healthy children and communities.”

Prof. Abrams is one of 70 leading figures from sports, government, philanthropy, academia, medicine, media and other sectors who will convene at the summit to identify strategies and solutions to encourage broad access to healthy sports activity in the United States. The two-year initiative will develop a plan to expand positive health outcomes by giving stakeholders – from parents to policymakers – the tools to build “Sport for All, Play for Life” communities. The summit is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, whose mission is “to improve the health and health care of all Americans.”

Prof. Abrams coached youth ice hockey at all age levels for more than 40 years, and he now writes and speaks about coaching, player safety and the role of youth sports in American society. The New Hampshire Union Leader has called him “one of the people who help serve as the conscience for anyone involved in youth sports,” and “a nationally known authority on youth sports.” The Minneapolis Star Tribune has called him “a national watchdog of youth sports,” and the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch has called him “an early crusader for change in youth sports.”

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