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Laureus USA Hosts Virtual Event To Encourage Kids, Families To Get Active During Pandemic

Edwin Moses is an Olympic gold medalist, sports administrator and diplomat. Moses joined “Closer Look” to discuss Laureus USA’s virtual event that encourages youths and their families to be physically active during the pandemic.
Edwin Moses is an Olympic gold medalist, sports administrator and diplomat. Moses joined “Closer Look” to discuss Laureus USA’s virtual event that encourages youths and their families to be physically active during the pandemic.
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Laureus USA is working to keep kids engaged and active during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The national nonprofit, which is working to change the lives of youths globally through the power of sport, is hosting Sport for Good Day this weekend.

Organizers say the goal of the event is to challenge kids and their families to be physically active for at least 60 minutes and document their activity using the hashtag #S4GDay.

Olympic gold medalist Edwin Moses, who chairs Laureus USA, says several professional sports teams — including the Atlanta Braves, the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United and the Atlanta Hawks — will participate in the virtual event Oct. 3.

On Wednesday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Moses told show host Rose Scott that Sport for Good Day is timely because physical activity has dropped among kids due to some schools not having in-person physical education classes and the cancellation of many youth sports programs.

Register or learn more about the event at www.laureususa.com/event/laureus-sport-for-good-day/.

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