Toledo children participate in National Youth Sports Program

June 9, 2014 | Events, UToday
By Lindsay Mahaney



More than 100 economically disadvantaged youth in the Toledo area are participating in The University of Toledo’s 45th annual National Youth Sports Program.

nyspLogo2Camp sessions, which are free, start today and will be held weekdays from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Friday, June 27, on UT’s Main Campus and at several surrounding locations.

Started at UT in 1960, NYSP provides youth with the opportunity to take part in in sports instruction and nutrition education programs. UT is one of the 31 universities nationwide to offer the program; for the first time, 9-year-olds are participating along with the youth ages 10-16.

Children will participate in daily sports activities such as basketball and track with several opportunities to go swimming at the pool in the UT Student Recreation Center.

Other activities will include a trip to the Indian Creek Petting Zoo in Lambertville, Mich., where the youth will have a chance to visit the exotic animals Wednesday, June 18, from 11:40 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. Then on Thursday, June 26, from 11:10 a.m. to 3:25 p.m., the camp will take a field trip to Splash Universe Water Park in Dundee, Mich.

Several speakers will visit during the camp; these will include UT Football Coach Matt Campbell on Wednesday, June 11, and UT Women’s Basketball Coach Tricia Cullop on Thursday, June 12.

For a detailed daily schedule, click here.