Webinar April 1: Coronavirus & Youth Sports

By: Project Play

WEBINAR: What the Future Holds

During this time of unprecedented challenge, as the nation and world confront the public health crisis that is COVID-19, Project Play aims to help parents, coaches, and leaders in the youth sports ecosystem respond. Join us tomorrow for the first in a series of webinars we will host to guide stakeholders through the crisis.

Wednesday, April 1

12 – 1 pm ET

We will explore what could lie ahead for youth sports as the coronavirus pandemic unfolds. Speakers will include:

  • Tom Farrey, Executive Director, Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program
  • Dev Pathik, CEO, Sports Facilities Advisory & Sports Facilities Management
  • Bethany Rubin Henderson, National Network President, America SCORES
  • Dave DuPont, President and CEO, TeamSnap

Project Play Reports

Project Play is reporting on the latest developments in youth sports and physical activity related to COVID-19. We’re treating it like a beat – producing journalism to meet your news and information needs. Do you have a topic that you would like Project Play to explore in future COVID-19 youth sports coverage? Email Jon Solomon at jon.solomon@aspeninstitute.org.

Even during normal times, low-income communities face steep barriers to youth sports participation. Now, many youth are losing their support system from sports. And they’re losing sports at the moment they most need it.

A key topic of discussion in Washington last week was the economic relief bill drafted to stabilize the economy and fund the fight against coronavirus. The bill will also have significant impacts on youth sports.

Due to the impact of COVID-19 on our communities, we are EXTENDING the Project Play Champion application deadline through April 15 at 11:59 pm ET.

The Project Play Champions program annually recognizes twenty local and national organizations who are taking new, meaningful, and specific actions consistent with the Project Play framework.

Has your organization taken a new action in response to COVID-19?


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