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Free Summer Sports Program Coming

National Youth Sports Program at UC Riverside

Space Still Available for Nationally Recognized Program

(June 2, 2004)

(Editor's note - this program is no longer offered at UCR)

RIVERSIDE ( Applications are being accepted for the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) at the University of California, Riverside scheduled Mondays through Fridays June 14 to July 17.Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Physicals are required before a child is admitted to the program. Free physicals are scheduled for June 5 and 6 at the Veitch Student Center (health services building). For physicals, application and other information, call the UCR Athletics Department at (909) 787-5536 or email Dorrie Royce

NYSP is an award-winning sports and educational program for at-risk youth between the ages of 10 and 16. It combines athletic activities such as swimming, soccer, karate, basketball, and track & field with academic instruction focusing on alcohol/drug awareness and prevention, college opportunities and career development, nutrition and health, and mathematics and sciences.

Children living in Riverside County who meet U.S. Department of Health and Human Services income guidelines are eligible for this free program. Students will be drawn from the Riverside and Moreno Valley schools, where at least 50 percent of the enrolled students receive reduced-cost or free lunches.

UCR�s NYSP summer program is scheduled to run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., each Monday through Friday from June 14 through July 17 (including one Saturday, July 17).

Founded in 1968, NYSP is sponsored jointly by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). NYSP at UCR is administered by the Intercollegiate Athletics Department. This year will be the seventh consecutive year that UCR has hosted NYSP. UCR students, faculty, staff and other volunteers from both the campus and community will staff the program.

In addition to the academic, athletic, and social programs, participants will receive a free breakfast and lunch, bus transportation to and from the campus as well as a free physical examination (to be administered on June 5 and 6 by area volunteer physicians, dentists, and nurses). Passing the physical examination is required before being admitted into the program. Children joining the program after June 6 must obtain their own examinations prior to admission.

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