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WHAT: The largest gathering of physical education professionals in the country will take place next week for the 128th National Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) in Charlotte.
VIP's include: Sam Kass, Executive Director of Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Initiative, Olympic Gold Medalist Edwin Moses, ESPN journalist and Aspen Institute's Tom Farrey, NBA Legend Len Elmore, former Panthers player, Eugene Robinson, national walking and cycling advocate and former host of "America's Walking" series on PBS, Mark Fenton, world-renowned performance psychologist and Co-Founder of the Human Performance Institute Jim Loehr, women's boxing coach Christy Halbert, Shellie Pfohl of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition, Patt Griffin from The GLSEN Sports Project, and tap dance icon Dianne Walker.
Trending topics to be addressed include the recently launched Let's Move! Active Schools collaboration, the Presidential Youth Fitness Program, demonstrating teacher effectiveness, health-related fitness assessment, connecting to the Common Core Standards, bullying, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and much more. Plus, AAHPERD will hold a special tribute to honor the Alliance's and the U.S. Olympic Committee's first African American President, Dr. Leroy T. Walker. Visit www.aahperd.org/convention for a complete list of programs and exhibitors.
WHERE: Hilton Charlotte City Center and Westin Charlotte Hotel (main venues)
On-site Media Contact: Paula Kun, Sr. Director of Communications,
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