Free presentation for student athletes, parents and coaches on effects of drugs and alcohol on athletes by former NCAA All-American and Olympic coach

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What: "Pure Performance and the Negative Physical, Psychological, and Physiological Effects of Drugs and Alcohol on Athletes" - A presentation and Town Hall Meeting by John Underwood, president and founder of the American Athletic Institute

When: Tuesday, April 3, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Free and open to the public - ideal for parents, student athletes and coaches

Image: Quick CenterWhere: Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts

This event is sponsored by Fairfield Corps at Fairfield University with the endorsement of The Fairfield Cares Town Task Force and the Parent Teacher Associations of Fairfield Ludlowe and Warde High Schools. The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services financially supports the event.

A former NCAA All-American, International-level distance runner and World Masters Champion, Underwood has coached or advised more than two dozen Olympians including World and Olympic Champions.

Topics that will be addressed include:

  • Tapping into the individual's athletic motivation
  • Concept of team and collective responsibility
  • Obtaining optimum athletic potential
  • Helping reduce injuries
  • Producing better athletes, performances and thus, better teams
  • Improving academically, decreasing disciplinary problems, promoting character building

Event contact Pam Paulmann,

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Media Contact: Martha Milcarek, Asst. Vice President for Public Relations, (203) 254-4190

Posted on March 14, 2012

Vol. 44, No. 228

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