Athletics, Health and Human Development co-sponsoring Athlete Well-Being Summit

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics is co-sponsoring the Athlete Well-Being Summit, April 23-25, on the University Park campus. The event will kick off with a free community event Thursday, April 23 in iconic Rec Hall.

The conference is designed to identify best practices and other solutions to the physical, social, psychological and educational risks faced by athletes.

The Athlete Well-Being Summit is co-sponsored by USADA, the College of Health and Human Development and Penn State Athletics.

The summit will be held at the Penn Stater Conference Hotel and include various breakout sessions, including keynote speakers Jim Delany, the Commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, and former Penn State standout and NBA player, John Amaechi.

The April 23 event, TrueSport U: Becoming a TrueSport Family, will feature an appearance by Nittany Lion football coach James Franklin, U.S. Olympic Team swimmer Peter Vanderkaay and other guests, including additional Penn State coaches and student-athletes.

Open to all parents, children, coaches and administrators from 6:30-8:30 p.m., the evening will focus on how to build a true sports culture, select the right programs for children, maintain a sport-life balance and more.

To register for the summit, go to: www.outreach.psu.edu/athlete-wellbeing/register. For additional information on the program, call 814-863-5100.

Last Updated February 26, 2015