Junior Coaches

October 9, 2018

Legislators Play to Prevent Bullying ›

“A well rounded childhood is when a child has everything they need to learn and live in a respectful safe way,” Junior Coach Nafis explains to legislators and staffers . Junior Coach Nafis shared firsthand experience of how a safe and inclusive playground can still be fun! State and community representatives put their political differences…

October 9, 2018

Pennsylvania Legislators Play to Prevent Bullying ›

“A well-rounded childhood is when a child has everything they need to learn and live in a respectful safe way,” Junior Coach Nafis explains to legislators and staffers at the Pennsylvania Capitol today. Junior Coach Nafis shared firsthand experience of how a safe and inclusive playground can still be fun! State and community representatives put…

September 26, 2014

“Play” and Its Importance to Child Development ›

It’s no secret that the benefits of physical activity in children are abundant, and they go well beyond just increasing physical fitness and preventing obesity. Numerous studies demonstrate that participation in sports and other play creates long-term emotional and psychological advantages, helping put kids on a path to success off the playing field. However, the…

September 25, 2014

US Olympic Snowboarding & Freeskiing Coach Mike Jankowski Announces Laureus Foundation Support of Playworks ›

Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA welcomed US Olympic Coach Mike Jankowski to its growing group of Ambassadors on Thursday, September 25th, at an event in Portland, Oregon. As his first act as a Laureus Ambassador, Jankowski announced the organization will be funding Playworks, national nonprofit that improves children’s learning and physical health by facilitating safe, active,…