Foundation seeks Native athletes

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (AP)

Two former U.S. Olympic athletes are hoping to encourage more American Indian children to participate in sports.

Bronze medal-winning wrestler Joe Henson and former Olympic skier Suzy Chaffee are members of the Native American Sports Foundation and spoke on June 4 at the Sovereignty Symposium in Oklahoma City.

The foundation was formed at last year’s symposium to find ways to increase American Indians’ participation in sports at the local, national and Olympic level. NASF officials say the foundation is aimed at fighting serious health and motivational issues in American Indian communities.

Representatives of several Olympic sports are also expected to take part in a panel discussion.

 

 

 

 

 

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