Allan Houston to Moderate Panel on Adolescent Sports Injury Prevention

Screen Shot 2015-01-05 at 1.58.09 PMAllan Houston, two-time NBA all-star, will moderate a discussion featuring a panel of experts from the NBA and NFL on the prevention of adolescent sports injuries.

The event, set for Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the Greenwich Library’s Cole Auditorium from 7:00-9:00 pm, is organized by the Junior League of Greenwich and Greenwich Library.

Houston, a Greenwich resident and former Knicks star is one of the NBA’s all-time greatest long range shooters, an Olympic gold medalist, current Assistant General Manager of the NY Knicks and spokesperson for the National Fatherhood Initiative.

Panelists include Andy Barr, Director of Performance and Rehab for the New York Knicks; Mubarak Malik, Head of Strength and Conditioning for the New York Knicks; and Dr. Demetris Delos, orthopedic surgeon at ONS (Greenwich Hospital) and formerly of the NY Giants.

This session will answer parents’ questions about their kids’ training and sports practices that may be causing injuries and will aim to teach parents how they can help their children maximize their athletic potential and lengthen their athletic career. Many parents wonder if their kids in sports are a stride, a catch, or jump away from an injury and they have unanswered questions about how their kids’ sports practice could prevent injuries. The goal of this program is to answer some of those questions.

“Injuries are common in sports, but many are avoidable with the right approach to training and lifestyle.” – Panelist Andy Barr of the NY Knicks.

Screen Shot 2015-01-05 at 1.53.11 PMThe Junior League of Greenwich and the Greenwich Library aim to educate parents about helping their kids reach their full physical and athletic potential. Admission is free but seats must be reserved online at the Greenwich Library website.

The Junior League of Greenwich has been bettering the community for over 50 years. It is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained individuals.

Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. If you are interested in joining the Junior League of Greenwich and making a difference in our community, 869-1979 or visit the Jr. league website at www.jlgreenwich.org.


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