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UCR receives grant for National Youth Sports Program


UCR receives grant for National Youth Sports Program

(October 17, 2000)

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Girls ages 10 through 16 are invited to a series of free sports clinics, part of the 2000-2001 National Youth Sports Program, sponsored by the African Student Programs office and Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of California, Riverside.

A $5,275 grant from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)/National Youths Sports Program (NYSP) will pay for the series of Saturday morning clinics in volleyball, softball and tennis. Director of African Student Programs E.M. Abdulmunim secured the grant, making UCR one of 25 campuses across the nation to receive the National Youth Sports Program- Girls Sports Clinics program award.

In addition to learning sports fundamentals from UCR coaches, participants will hear about exercise and healthy lifestyles, leadership skills and goal setting, among other topics. Lunch, transportation and accident/medical insurance coverage will be provided.

There is room for 50 girls to participate in the seven clinics held during the course of the year. This program will augment the National Youth Sports Program summer day camp offered each of the past three summers by African Student Programs. Both programs are part of an effort to reach out and prepare students for college.

To register for the clinics, call the UCR African Student Programs office at (909) 787-4576.

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