Summer Youth Sports Program to giveaway 10 bicycles

'A Healthy U at the U' focus of sports camp

Who: The University of New Mexico College of Education’s “A Healthy U at the U” Summer Youth Sports Program (SYSP) camp wrapup. 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.

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 and serves as an alternative for children being out on the streets as many come from high-crime neighborhoods.

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. UNM's SYSP is celebrating its 46th anniversary.

When: Friday, June 26 at 11:30 a.m.

Where: Southwest corner of Johnson Field

VIPs attending: UNM College of Education Dean Hector Ochoa, Duffy and Jean Swan, program donors.

More information: Contact Steve Carr, (505) 277-1821 or email,