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NCYS is Celebrating National Youth Sports Week in D.C. with Congressional Expo
July 11, 2016
The National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) and the Congressional Youth Sports Caucus in celebration of National Youth Sports Week is hosting a physical activity Expo in the Rayburn House of Representatives Office Building on Capitol Hill Washington D.C. on NCYS Youth Sports Day, Tuesday July 12, 2016. The expo is open to the public.

The purpose of the event is to showcase how youth sports organizations and members of Congress can collaborate to promote healthy lifestyles for children and their families through sports. The event features NCYS members and physical activity stations where members of Congress and their staff have the opportunity for hands-on participation with lacrosse, basketball, speed skating, soccer and football, among other activities.Specifically the Expo highlights the importance for youth to PLAY(S) sports following the National Council of Youth Sports legislative agenda which focuses on P.L.A.Y.S. ~ Physical activity, Living healthy, Access, Youth development, Safety.

The National Council of Youth Sports organizations participating in the event and supporting the Youth Sports Expo and National Youth Sports Week include: the Sports & Fitness Industry Association, Pop Warner Football, United States Polo Association, U.S. Lacrosse, American Youth Soccer Organization, National Amateur Baseball Federation, National Athletic Trainers' Association, USA Cheer, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Children's National Health System, Road Runners Club of America, Concussion Corps, U.S. Speedskating, Paralympic Basketball, and Healthy Kids Out of School/Coaching Healthy Habits.

The National Council of Youth Sports comprises the who's who in the youth sports industry. Founded in 1979, the NCYS membership represents more than 230 organizations/corporations serving 60,000,000 registered participants in organized youth sports programs. NCYS is the largest known organization in America representing the youth sports industry.