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#SportForGood Weekend in New Orleans gets the community active

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It was an exciting weekend of sport for Laureus USA!
Youth and their families from parishes across the New Orleans area joined together to celebrate the spirit of sport this weekend.  In line with the Project Play Report guiding play, the participants had the opportunity to sample various sports throughout the day. 
Activities were hosted by program leaders and coaches from local sport for development organizations including Playworks, Up2Us Sports, Girls on the Run, Youth Run NOLA, and First Tee of Greater New Orleans (FTOGNO).  They included tag, relay races, dodgeball, and more.  Youth also got to pose for pictures with Olympic Champion Kelly Clark who showcased her three Olympic medals and participated in the sports activities alongside the kids and parents.
As a special surprise, families were given tickets to Tulane’s football game that night.
Separately, later that night Laureus USA and The First Tee of Greater New Orleans were joined by two great Kelly’s to celebrate sport for good in the community, PGA Pro Kelly Gibson and snowboarding champion Kelly Clark.  They hosted a clinic with youth participants of the program.  Kelly Gibson showed guests tactics for improving the way they hold a golf club, their stance, and their swing.
The event took place as a part of Laureus USA’s 4th annual #SportForGood Weekend in New Orleans; this year the focus of the event was on celebrating the New Orleans Sport for Development Coalition’s successes over the past year.  FTOGNO is one of the members of the coalition’s transitional steering group.
This event was a part of Laureus USA’s 4th annual #SportForGood Weekend in New Orleans, celebrating the power of sport to impact the lives of individuals and strengthen communities.