Op-Ed | June 16, 2016

After-school Sports as a Path to Success

How after-school programs and summer sports programs teach children skills that last a lifetime

Champions members Matthew Warren, the Executive Director of the USTA Pacific Northwest, and former Portland Trailblazer Michael Harper published an op-ed in the Beaverton Valley Times outlining the importance of afterschool sports and physical activity. After-school programs teach valuable lessons in hard work, cooperation, and self-discipline while also helping children develop healthy lifestyle choices that will follow them for life.

Nearly 75% of American children don’t engage in the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity.

Matthew Warren, Executive Director of the United States Tennis Association Pacific Northwest, and Michael Harper, former Portland Trail Blazer


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