First Posted: 1/15/2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre has introduced legislation in the U. S. House of Representatives to establish the second week in July as National Youth Sports Week.
“Over 42 million children participate in youth sports all across our country, and their activities contribute greatly to their positive development and enrich the quality of life for all,” McIntyre said. “Volunteers, parents, officials, coaches, and youth sports organizations are doing a great job building our future leaders, and we as a nation should take the time to stop and celebrate just how special youth sports are to our nation.”
McIntyre, who created the Congressional Caucus on Youth Sports, seeks to raise the awareness of the important physical and emotional benefits of kids participating in youth sports and the need to promote sportsmanship among all who are involved.
House Resolution 826 is supported by the Citizenship Through Sports Alliance, Positive Coaching Alliance, and National Recreation and Park Association.