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Monday, October 6, 2014

Can Civility and Good Sportsmanship Coexist???

Could there be a timely topic with what has occurred recently in the sports world?  Is the aggression brought out and encouraged in many sports in conflict with good sportsmanship?
 From the Library:

Choose Civility Symposium
Can Civility and Sports Coexist?
October 9, 2014
Joe Ehrmann
Adult behavior exerts a profound influence on children’s success in sports. It can make or break a student athlete’s performance. Is the pressure to win, the competition for scholarship dollars, and mounting aggression on the court and field eroding the time-honored code of good sportsmanship? What does it really take to succeed in today’s sports environment?
Whether you are a fan, parent, coach, athlete, or interested observer, join this fascinating discussion exploring teamwork, leadership, role models, sportsmanship, and competition, featuring NPR’s Korva Coleman in conversation with:
  • former NFL star (and Baltimore Colt) Joe Ehrmann,
  • sports psychology expert Amanda Visek from George Washington University,
  • Mt. Hebron High School Athletics and Activities Manager Jeannie Prevosto, and
  • Winston DeLattiboudere III, a student athlete from Howard High School.
Books available for purchase and signing.
Unable to attend in person? Participate remotely by:
Thursday, October 9, 2014
6:30 – 8:30 pm    Panel discussion
8:30 – 9 pm         Reception and books sales and signing
Howard County Library System, Miller Branch
9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City
Event Partners:
Columbia Association; Friends of Howard County Library System; HoCoBlogs; Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine; M&T Bank; Nicodemus Communications Group; Henry and Nancy Yee.
Baltimore Sun Media Group, Columbia Association, Girls on the Run, HCYP, Howard Community College, Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks, Howard County Public School System, SAC, Special Olympics, and Voices for Change.
Questions:  (preferred, not required)

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