(NSU Newsroom—July 15, 2015)— Norfolk State University’s William “Dick” Price Stadium will be the host site for the 2015 AAU Junior Olympics games August 1 – 8. This event is considered the largest national multi-sport competition for youth in the world. About 15,000 youth athletes, ages 7-17, from around the country and Puerto Rico will compete in 20 sporting events throughout the region.
The AAU is one of the largest, non-profit, volunteer sports organizations in the country. As a multi-sport organization, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports and physical fitness programs. The AAU philosophy of “Sports for All, Forever” is shared by over 670,000 members and 60,000 volunteers nationwide. More than 34 sports are offered in the 57 AAU Districts. Programs offered by the AAU include: AAU Sports Program, AAU Junior Olympic Games, AAU James E. Sullivan Memorial Award and the AAU Complete Athlete Program.
The public is invited to watch the AAU 2015 track and field competition and participate in a “Celebration of Athletes” that will take place on Monday, August 3, at 7 p.m. Daily admission for the event is $12 and free for children six years old and under. On campus parking will be available. Patrons may also use satellite parking at Harbor Park and take the NSU Shuttle Bus to the campus.
For more information or for a complete schedule of events, visit the AAU Junior Olympics website at www.aaujrogames.org.
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