AAU national qualifier track & field meet coming to Springfield

The AAU national qualifier kickoff event was held at the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, March 18, 2010. Wittenberg University will be hosting a 2010 Amateur Athletic Union National Qualifier youth track and field meet on July 9-11 at the Earl F. Morris Track.

Mayor Copeland was on hand to speak about this fantastic event ion Springfield. See video:

Event volunteers are needed for this premier youth sporting event that will bring more than 1000 athletes and their families to our community. Volunteer opportunities range from registration and check-in, to throwing and jumping events.

To volunteer, please contact Andrea King at: wontonlouise@yahoo.com

About AAU
The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is one of the largest, non-profit, volunteer, sports organizations in the United States. A multi-sport organization, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports and physical fitness programs.

The AAU was founded in 1888 to establish standards and uniformity in amateur sport. During its early years the AAU served as a leader in international sport representing the U.S. in the international sports federations. The AAU worked closely with the Olympic movement to prepare athletes for the Olympic games. After the Amateur Sports Act of 1978, the AAU has focused its efforts into providing sports programs for all participants of all ages beginning at the grass roots level. The philosophy of “Sports for All, Forever,” is shared by over 500,000 participants and over 50,000 volunteers. The AAU is divided into 56 distinct Districts. These Districts annually sanction more than 34 sports programs, 250 national championships, and over 30,000 age division events.

>> Springfield News-Sun article

>> AAU Web site

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