Things Athletes and Recreational Sports Professionals Can Do...

1. Use electronic media (such as scoreboards or marquees) to advertise prevention messages. Place ads in athletic programs or in the newspaper.

2. Make prevention announcements at sporting events.

3. Have athletes act as prevention mentors at local high highs or middle schools.

4. Place prevention message on cups and/or napkins at athletic events.

5. Have coaches and athletes make a public service announcement for radio or TV.

6. Sponsor a responsible “tailgate” party in conjunction with an athletic contest.

7. Hang safety and prevention banners in the gymnasium and at the fields.

8. Sponsor or co-sponsor a fun, visible event in conjunction with NCAAW, such as a fun run or walk or a tug-o-war.

9. Open the fitness center for longer hours.

10. Offer free fitness demonstrations.

11. Do blood pressure or cholesterol screenings.

12. Have a sporting event marathon (softball, volleyball) to raise awareness and/or money.

13. Offer free country line or ballroom dancing lessons.