Who: The University of New Mexico College of Education’s “A Healthy U at the U” Summer Youth Sports Program (SYSP). The SYSP is run by UNM alumnus and former Lobo Football linebacker Stacy Washington (1996-99), a teammate of Brian Urlacher. Washington is the head football coach at Highland High School.
What: The Summer Youth Sports Program is a month-long camp that’s part of “A Healthy U at the U” for 250 economically disadvantaged youth ages 8-14. The camp is Albuquerque’s only summer sports program affordable to low-income families (at a cost of $10 to attend), and serves as an alternative for children being out on the streets as many come from high-crime neighborhoods.
Ten (10) bicycles will be given away to campers who meet participation requirements such as days present, active participation in all activities, and great sportsmanship. From those students the winners will be randomly selected for the bikes as part of an awards ceremony formally ending the camp. The bicycles will be given away to promote the importance of staying active.
When: Thursday, July 3 at 11:30 a.m.
Where: UNM Duck Pond located on main campus, west of Zimmerman Library.
More information: Contact UNM College of Education Sr. Director of Development Mary Wolford at (505) 277-1088 or email Mary.Wolford@unmfund.org.