August 2017

Inside South Side High School's Redevelopment

South Side High School in Rockville Centre, N.Y., got a $45.9 million improvement, including athletic field redevelopment to accommodate multiple sports. Here's a look inside the redevelopment plan, from start to finish.

New Health Research Conducted at Special Olympics

Besides competing in the Special Olympics Oregon Summer State Games in early July in Corvallis, the more than 2,000 participating athletes also helped to advance research into the health of people with intellectual disabilities. Oregon State University hosted the Summer State Games, which featured sports such as track and field, bocce, golf and softball, with events split between Corvallis High School and the OSU campus.

Protect Players From Heat

Whether we like it or not, football season is suddenly upon us—signaling an end to our fleeting summer. But there are still plenty of potentially sweltering days left too, which is a concern for coaches and sports organizations whose teams practice and compete outdoors. Understanding heat and its detrimental effects is important, since heat kills around 113 people each year in the United States.

Tackling the Active Play Deficit

At the beginning of this summer, the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) commissioned the 2017 Let's Play State of Play survey to determine just how much time children and tweens spend doing active play. The survey uncovered a larger deficit in activity than America has seen.