Dominica’s Bannis-Roberts appointed as representative for youth sports ambassadors program

first_imgLocalNews Dominica’s Bannis-Roberts appointed as representative for youth sports ambassadors program by: – April 10, 2012 37 Views   3 comments Share Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Dominica’s Liason Officer for the United States Virgin Islands, Mrs. Loreen Bannis-RobertsDominica’s Loreen Bannis-Roberts, a member of the National Alliance for Youth Sports’ (NAYS) board of directors, has been officially appointed as the representative for the International Youth Sports Ambassadors program for the Caribbean. The Ambassadors program is conducted by the International Alliance for Youth Sports (IAYS), a division of NAYS.In her role as the official representative for the Caribbean she will be contacting individuals involved in overseeing youth sports throughout the various Caribbean Islands to determine their interest in appointing official representatives to the Ambassadors program. The Ambassadors program is a worldwide consortium comprised of dedicated individuals who are strong advocates of the power of sports in making a positive difference in the lives of children.IAYS is committed to building the value of sports in countries around the world by uniting like-minded individuals as Ambassadors for their respective countries. Along with the efforts of these specially selected Ambassadors, IAYS utilizes strategic partnerships with worldwide organizations such as the Peace Corps and Children International to help make a positive difference in young lives through sports.It remains IAYS’ goal to identify individuals who are committed to the belief that sports play an important and positive role in the physical, emotional and social development of children. IAYS believes that sports activities have immense value and can be the ultimate outdoor classroom for some of life’s greatest lessons – and the individuals selected as Ambassadors will have a united and powerful voice in making that vision become a reality. Individuals chosen as an Ambassador will also be given opportunities to attend NAYS’ annual Youth Sports Congress held in the U.S. in order to learn about the state of youth sports from U.S. administrators as well as share ideas and gain insight from other Ambassadors worldwide. “We are pleased that M.s Bannis-Roberts Sports has accepted this important position. Sports truly are the outdoor classroom of life because they give children the opportunity to learn many important values that they will carry with them throughout their life,” said Fred Engh, founder and president of NAYS. “All children, regardless of the environment they’re living in or the adversities they’re facing, love to play and we have a responsibility to help every single one of them experience the true power of sports. By being identified as an International Youth Sports Ambassador one becomes a vehicle for promoting this message and bringing quality youth sports experiences to the millions of children who so desperately need it.”Ambassadors will have access to an array of training materials to help local organizations in their country learn how to promote the value and importance sports can have in children’s lives; the importance of quality education and effective strategies educating youth sports administrators; and ways to help sustain and obtain the necessary resources in order to continue youth sports initiatives in one’s country and respective communities.IAYS.orglast_img read more