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Eugene to Host SafeSport Seminar

16 May, 2019


The Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sport Commission is hosting the third session of the Oregon Sports Summit Series on May 17th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Venue 252 located at 252 Lawrence Street. 

This session will focus on "Creating a SafeSport Culture" and will feature Eric Barreras, Training and Technical Assistance Manager for the U.S. Center for SafeSport. Barreras will provide an overview of the Center's Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention (MAAP) policies and will discuss legslation that requires national governing bodies, and their affiliated youth programs, to adhere to very specific abuse prevention guidelines. Whether a sports organization falls under these guidelines or not, it is still essential to learn how to recognize and help prevent abuse. Anyone involved in youth athletics should benefit from attending.

To register, visit www.oregonsportssummit.com.

About the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission: Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission, under the corporate umbrella of Travel Lane County, markets and promotes the region as a destination for sports, while providing resources designed to help events and planners succeed. Working with community partners, the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission provides planning tools, educational opportunities and occasions to celebrate sport. These assets currently include a digital Sports Planner Guide, the SportsTown Awards program and the Oregon Sports Summit Education Conference. For more information, visit EugeneCascadesCoastSports.org.

About the U.S. Center for SafeSport: The Center is the first and only national organization of its kind, focused on ending all forms of abuse in sport while carrying out its mission of making athlete well-being the centerpiece of our nation’s sports culture through abuse prevention, education and accountability. As an independent non-profit headquartered in Denver, CO, the Center provides services to sport entities on abuse prevention techniques, policies and programs and provides a safe, professional and confidential place for individuals to report sexual abuse within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movements. To learn more please visit www.safesport.org.

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