The Chicago 2016 Olympic Organizing Committee, the USA Candidate City, will be hosting an Olympic Sports Clinic to include Olympians, United States Congress and the national media.
One of the goals of the Chicago presentation to the IOC and the USOC to be selected as the candidate city was to introduce some of the Olympic Sports in the future Chicago Public Schools.
Wrestling is one of the sports to be conducted at the clinic scheduled for Wednesday, July 28th, 2009.
The organizing committee includes Bill Scheer,a 1988 Olympic Bronze Medalist and a1985 World Champion, has been helping with the newly reorganized Beat the Streets-Chicago program.
In January, Chicago 2016, they conducted a similar clinic by introducing several indoor sports with Scott Casber, TDR, televising Sean Bormet, Overtime Wrestling Club in Chicago, demonstrating the basic skills of wrestling with 30 elementary age boys and girls.
The committee has asked Beat the Streets- New York City to participate in the program because of its phenomenal success !!
Originated in 2004, the Beat the Streets-New York City program has sponsored through a Partnership Agreement with the PSAL creating 50 new high schools and 65 middle schools.
These after school programs aside from teaching the basic skills of wrestling also provide nutritional and wellness physical education for over 3500 boys and girls.
The event is scheduled for Washington DC on July 29th. It will start at 2pm and run until 4pm.
The location for the event is on Capital Hill. Specifically it will located in a park next to the Rayburn House Office Building at C street SW between Delaware SW and South Capital Street SW.
The committee is arranging to have about 4 or 5 sports clinics going on that have Olympians leading the clinics. They have invited the congressional delegations to join the event from 3:15 to 4:00.
In that time they will have an opportunity to view the clinics and will have a press event to highlight the importance of youth sports and to recruit all the congressman to line-up and show their support for Chicago’s Olympic Bid.
Brian Giffin, President & Executive Director has organized a group of boys and girls, secured a bus with chaperones and will drive down early Wednesday morning.
It is a terrific opportunity for both our kids and the entire Beat the Streets-New York City program to be a part of the demonstration.
For Further Information Contact:
Beat the Streets Wrestling Program
145 Thompson St.
NY, NY 10012