How can stakeholders deliver more early positive experiences to underserved populations? In the third of four Project Play roundtables on how to grow the quality and quantity of youth coaches, we turn our attention to what’s possible in low-income and other communities that lack trained volunteers. We also consider the needs of other marginalized groups, including the intellectually or physically challenged, and beg the question: Can we build a socially inclusive model for youth sports in America?
This invitation-only gathering of 20+ thought leaders will be held at the Clinton Health Matters Conference of the Clinton Foundation, a partner in the Aspen Institute Project Play initiative. Featured participants include legendary golfer Gary Player, founder of the Player Foundation which serves disadvantaged children; George Raveling, 2013 inductee in the College Basketball Hall of Fame; Anita DeFrantz, CEO of the LA84 Foundation; Crystal Echohawk, the Notah Begay Foundation; Janet Froetscher, CEO of Special Olympics; Marj Snyder, research director for the Women’s Sports Foundation; and Jill Vialet, CEO of Playworks.