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Naperville Park District promotes National Sportsmanship Day on March 7

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Above / Good sportsmanship is foundational to youth and adult athletics at the Park District. (Naperville Park District Photo)

March 7 is National Sportsmanship Day, established by the International Sports Institute in 1991 “to promote good sportsmanship around the country and to set high standards for future generations of athletes.” The Naperville Park District will promote good sportsmanship in its communications and programs this spring to remind athletes, parents, spectators and coaches of the importance of fair play, teamwork, good etiquette and respect for others.

At its February 27, 2020, meeting, the Naperville Park District Board of Commissioners passed a resolution that promotes the importance of good sportsmanship District-wide. Actions authorized by the resolution include the following:

  • Observe National Sportsmanship Day annually on the first Tuesday of March
  • Remind participants, coaches, parents and spectators of the District’s expectations related to conduct and good sportsmanship through training, program materials and a variety of media
  • Create awareness in the community of the District’s emphasis on good sportsmanship and its benefits for everyone.

Participants in the District’s athletic programs learn and practice athletic skills, social skills, teamwork and good sportsmanship. Observance of National Sportsmanship Day will reinforce the District’s commitment to the sportsmanship initiative and supports the District’s core value of Personal Growth and Enrichment.

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Naperville Park District
Naperville Park Districthttp://www.napervilleparks.org/
Created in 1966, the Naperville Park District is an independent, municipal agency serving the recreation needs of its residents. An Illinois Distinguished Agency since 1994, the District is one of only 1% of park districts across the country to be nationally accredited through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The Naperville Park District’s mission is to provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community. The District maintains and operates more than 2,400 acres with 137 parks and provides more than 1,500 recreational, arts and environmental programs and special events annually. Included within the District’s operations are two championship golf courses, a multitude of playgrounds, trails, athletic courts and sports fields, Fort Hill Activity Center, Knoch Knolls Nature Center, two inline skating and skateboarding facilities, the Millennium Carillon, a paddle boat quarry, historic Centennial Beach, and the beautiful Riverwalk.
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