August 24, 2009

The Play It Forward campaign is a collaboration of Up2Us, YouthNoise and Nike, Inc. that seeks to promote the importance of youth sports and to recognize the role of coaches in shaping young people’s futures.

Play it Forward centers around the Coach Appreciation Week Resolution, which was introduced with the help of Rep. McIntyre, N.C. and will go to a House of Representatives vote on September 14. Coach Appreciation Week is intended to spark a national dialogue about the importance of sports as a vehicle for youth development and to inspire volunteerism around youth sports. The Play it Forward campaign will highlight the stories of coaches from around the country who have made a difference in the lives of their players, both on and off the field. Three winning coaches will win a trip to Washington, D.C. and be honored with the National Coach Appreciation Week “Coach of the Year Award at the Up2Us National Conference.

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KC’s Catalytic Coaches: Coach Schmidt (Coopertown ES 5th & 6th Grade - Football), Coach Bellini (Haverford JHS 7th & 8th grade - Football), Mr. Ritts & Mr. DeCampli (Haverford JHS 7th-9th grade - Track), Coach Bush & Coach Keyser (Haverford HS Varsity Soccer)

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