Manassas Park Parks and Recreation recognized as a NYSS Champion to Promote Participation in Youth Sports!

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Manassas Park Parks and Recreation becomes an NYSS Champion

(Manassas Park, VA) – The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is pleased to recognize Manassas Park Department of Parks and Recreation as a National Youth Sports Strategy (NYSS) Champion.

As a NYSS Champion, Manassas Park has demonstrated their organization’s commitment to support safe, fun, inclusive, developmentally appropriate, and accessible youth sports opportunities. Manassas Park is recognized along with other NYSS Champions on health.gov as part of a growing network of organizations partnering with HHS to improve the youth sports landscape in America.

“We know children who obtain regular physical activity gain important physical and mental health benefits, which are more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic,” explains RADM Paul Reed, M.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS. “I’m thrilled to acknowledge the work of the NYSS Champions who are helping to foster a lifelong love of sports and physical activity for our Nation’s youth.”

Recreation Specialist for Athletics, Mike Arrington said, “Manassas Park Parks and Recreation is proud to continue to shape the future through high quality recreation and athletic programming. As a NYSS Champion, this furthers our commitment to improve the youth sport experience in Manassas Park and Greater Prince William”

The NYSS is a federal roadmap with actionable strategies for youth, adults who interact with youth, organizations, communities, and public policy makers to increase participation in youth sports and improve the youth sports experience. The NYSS vision is that one day all youth will have the opportunity, motivation, and access to play sports — regardless of their race, ethnicity, sex, ability, or ZIP code. NYSS Champions are recognized for working towards achieving this vision.

NYSS Champion is a service mark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Used with permission. Participation by Manassas Park Parks and Recreation does not imply endorsement by HHS/ODPHP.

About the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

ODPHP plays a vital role in keeping the Nation healthy through Healthy People 2030, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition, and other programs, services, and education activities. ODPHP is part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. To learn more about ODPHP visit health.gov or follow @HealthGov on Twitter.

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