D.C. - Last week, Congressman McIntyre spoke at the National Press Club
in support of youth participation in sports and physical education. As
a Co-Chairman and Co-Founder of the Congressional Caucus on Youth
Sports, the Congressman understands the importance of youth sports as a
way for children to build character and healthy lifestyles. Congressman
McIntyre stated, “When we work together to make sure that our young
athletes are healthy and safe then they can focus on having fun,
enjoying the sport and learning those great values we know that youth
sports, physical education, and athletic participation can teach.”
The numerous benefits reaped by children's involvement in sports - better grades, excellent interpersonal skills and a healthier lifestyle - are especially important at a time when an increasing number of children are battling childhood obesity. As one who has earned a black belt in Taekwondo, the Congressman wants children to know that sports are not only a track to healthy living but are fun, too! It is important that America’s youth have the opportunity and incentive to participate in youth sports.
Congressman McIntyre has consistently worked on initiatives that focus on giving young women and men the necessary resources that build confidence and self-esteem through their accomplishments on the field, in the classroom, and in the community. By supporting youth sports, we support building happy and healthy communities in Southeastern North Carolina.