2015 Project Play Summit

February 24, 2015
Allison Hoit

Commit to Inclusion will be highlighted throughout the Project Play Summit as part of “Inclusion in Every Play”!

Since launching Project Play last year, the Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program has hosted 10 roundtables, a televised town hall, and several “Aspen Timeout” panels at national conferences. More than 250 thought leaders have engaged in dialogues, sharing ideas on how to give every child access to an early, positive experience in sports. The most promising opportunities were identified in the recently released report, Sport for All, Play for Life: A Playbook to Get Every Kid in the Game. A unifying document, it offers a new model for youth sports in America based on health and inclusion, with eight strategies and 40+ ideas on how to get all children active through sports.

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To help organizations explore and act on the report, the group will host the 2015 Project Play Summit at the Newseum on Feb. 25. The 300+ leaders in attendance come from the eight sectors identified in the report as shaping access to quality sport activity — community recreation groups, national sport organizations, policymakers & civic leaders, education, public health, business & industry, and tech & media.

Event sponsors include the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA and Whistle Sports. Project Play partners include the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Nike, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, Clinton Foundation, University of Florida Sport Policy & Research Collaborative, and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. Additional thanks to ESPN, USA Bobsled & Skeleton, Wally Haas and William Mayer for their collaboration and support.

For more information about the Summit go to: http://www.aspenprojectplay.org/events.

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