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Release Date: 02.18.2014 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation to Host Event on Youth Sports Safety

Event Will Be Available Via Live Webcast, February 26, 2014 (6 p.m. ET)

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Speaker Series today announced it will host a program on youth sports safety on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at 6 p.m. The program will be held at The Arthur M. Blank Family Office in Atlanta.

The Speaker Series program, "Making Play Safe for Kids" will feature Kate Carr, president & CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide, Alexis Glick, CEO of GENYOUth Foundation, and Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General and chairman of the National Council on Youth Sports Safety. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN chief medical correspondent, will moderate the program.

Basketball, soccer, cheerleading, football and other organized youth sports draw tens of millions of players a year. Millions more are riding bicycles, swimming, snowboarding and playing in front yards or playgrounds.

The benefits of play are extraordinary. Kids who are more active in play tend to be healthier, stronger leaders who perform better in school. To ensure that kids derive the greatest benefits from play, it’s critical that parents, youth organizations, trainers and doctors understand and manage potential risks, from head injuries to overuse injuries to dehydration.

The Blank Family Foundation will produce a live webcast of the Speaker Series event beginning at 6 p.m. ET. Click here for information on the webcast (or go to No registration is needed to view the webcast. Participants may also join the live Twitter chat via #playsafe.

Seating at the event is limited, and individuals interested in attending should contact JoAnn Ellis ( to determine availability.


About The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Speaker Series:

By convening individuals around issues, innovations and ideas that will shape the quality of life for families in Atlanta and beyond, the Blank Family Foundation Speaker Series aspires to spur civic action and citizen involvement for positive change in people's lives.


About The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation:

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation promotes positive change in peoples’ lives, builds, and enhances the communities in which they live. The Foundation seeks innovative solutions that enable young people, families, and communities to achieve results beyond what seems possible today. Formed in 1995, the Foundation invests in early childhood development, education, greenspace, and the arts, and leads giving programs for each of the Blank Family of Businesses, including the Atlanta Falcons.

Contact Info

Contact Name: John Bare

Company: The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

Phone: (404) 367-2062