|Kevin Reilly will present an award to |
Jason Garstkiewicz at the Philadelphia Sports & Education Expo
On May 31, former Philadelphia Eagles captain, amputee and cancer survivor Kevin Reilly, broadcaster on the Philadelphia Eagles Network, will present an MVP EXPY (Excellence in Preserving Youth Sports) award to Haddonfield, NJ HS freshman athlete Jason Garstkiewicz (pictured in football uniform), a fellow cancer survivor and amputee, who plays football, basketball and lacrosse. Jason, who has been supported by Go 4 the Goal-Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Cherry Hill, will additionally present an award to the Foundation, one of several awards being bestowed at the Convention Center in Philadelphia during the Sports & Education Expo weekend May 31-June 1.
What is the Sports and Education Expo?
The Sports & Education Expo (www.sportseducationexpo.com) is the first combined family and youth sports professional event of its type anywhere. Launching in Philadelphia, it provides multiple sports, education and health & wellness resources in 130,000 square feet to families and professionals. It will be held at the Convention Center.
|Philadelphia Eagles' Kevin Reilly|
Festivities: Autographs, Celebrities, Entertainment, a Dozen Interactive Sports, Mascots and Giant Inflatables, Cheerleaders, Pro-Philly Teams, Riversharks, Clinics, Demos, Expert Workshops.
The expo is also honoring active-duty military and veterans in Philadelphia’s Year of the Veteran, with a Patriots Basecamp all weekend with free resources for transitioning military members and families.
Calendar of Events
Kids, ages 5-18,will experience all of the following and more:
Sample numerous interactive sports from Fishing to Tennis, Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse, Basketball,
Football (& Flag Football), Golf, Field Hockey, Soccer, even Kronum! Parents can try too!
Attend clinics for all levels of play
Learn how to stay safe and avoid injuries and take a Virtua combine endurance test
Run through the Giant Philadelphia Soul helmet, hit golf balls into Golfzilla and much more
If already an athlete, find out how to compete at a more advanced level & play in college
Hear about the mental skills aspect of sports from coaches and psychologists
Receive a yearly HS roadmap to college, including social media cautionary tips
Parents and sports professionals will listen to experts on the following topics and more:
Bullying, Harassment & Intimidation
Positive coaching from CEO/Founder of Positive Coaching Alliance
Positive Sports Parenting from psychologist, & also an NFL sports mom
Sports injury prevention, including sports injuries specific to females, nutrition & more
How to pay for college and new NCAA rules
Re-examining youth sports in America—free play vs. organized sports
Why the Expo?
After personally experiencing “the good, the bad and the ugly” in youth sports, as sports parents and former youth athletes, including play-ending injuries, the managing partners behind the EXPO, are helping to guide other parents and professionals to enhance the “good,” including proven better grades, fewer discipline issues and greater employer recruitment of student athletes, by keeping kids in the game (70% drop out by age 13), and helping encourage better life balance and safer play. More than 3.5 million kids under 14 receive medical treatment for sports injuries annually. The Expo provides all needed resources under one roof.
For more info visit: http://www.sportseducationexpo.com/