Five Girls in the Game Leaders Nominated for Coach of the Year
This week, congress passed a resolution declaring September 13-18, 2009 National Coach Appreciation Week. Coaches are often the unsung heroes in the lives of youth, but Girls in the Game
knows the impact caring adults have on the lives of youth.
On behalf of the staff, board and the girls, Executive Director, Amy Skeen, nominated the organization's two Program Managers and three Coordinators for the honor. “This is just one way we can pay tribute to the adults who make a difference for our youth, on and off the field.” says Skeen, “Our staff truly are the best of the best.”
Coach Appreciation Week is intended to spark a national dialogue about the importance of sports as a vehicle for youth development, with the hope that Americans will be inspired to volunteer in the area of youth sports.
Congressional Caucus on Youth Sports Co-chairs U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre and U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan and the Up2Us Coalition crafted and submitted the resolution (HRES 6 IH) calling for a national effort to increase the number of adults coaching youth sports by recognizing their critical role in young people’s lives. National Coach Appreciation Week recognizes that coaches have long served as the backbone of youth sports, nurturing generations of minds, bodies and souls.
To view the nominations visit: (www.youthnoise.com/playcity/playitforward). To learn about volunteer and coaching opportunities at Girls in the Game, contact Volunteer Coordinator, Kate Shaughnessy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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