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Former ESPN reporter to speak about youth sports for all children

A former ESPN and Seattle Times reporter will discuss how to make sport accessible to all children. Tom Farrey will be the guest lecturer on Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. in Chinook Student Center 150 as part of Washington State University’s Gordon-Enberg Professional Series in Sport Studies.

Farrey is the executive director of the Sports & Society program for the Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C. The program engages leaders and stakeholders to address challenges at the intersection of sports and society.

In his lecture, “How to Get a Game On,” he will examine the current landscape of youth sport, now a $15 billion industry dominated by travel teams. He will also discuss ways to sustain children’s interest in physical activity and share lessons on the creation of a movement that addresses a complex social problem in communities.

The Carol E. Gordon and Mary Lou Enberg Endowed Professional Series in Sport Studies features sport industry experts sharing perspectives on their career experiences in an effort to inspire insight and foster dialogue about both recent and longstanding issues in sport.

The event is made possible by the Sport Management program in the College of Education, in cooperation with University Recreation and the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.

Contact: Scott R. Jedlicka, 509-335-0117, Scott.Jedlicka@wsu.edu; Simon Licen, 509-335-2154, Simon.Licen@wsu.edu

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