Businesses and Youth Sports Partner to Prevent Substance Use
JACKSONVILLE, FL, August 30, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — Prevention Plus Wellness, LLC, an education small business, is offering youth sports programs, teams, leagues, clubs and organizations throughout the US and Canada with funding for partnering with businesses to provide evidence-based substance use prevention to their youth. Businesses are looking for opportunities to have a better return on investment (ROI) when sponsoring a sport team, program or league. One new opportunity is for businesses and sports programs to partner to prevent substance use and problems among young athletes.
Why Substance Use Prevention?
Chudley Werch, PhD, President at Prevention Plus Wellness, LLC stated “Research shows that sports participation can place youth at greater risk for some types of substance use, particularly alcohol and marijuana consumption. This makes youth sports an ideal place to provide effective substance use messages, particularly if they target the needs of youth participating in sports. Most people understand that alcohol and drug use is a key factor in youth underperforming and failing at athletics and academics. It can also prevent talented young athletes from being recruited and advancing in their athletic careers.”
How Does This Offer Work?
A $100 donation will be will be provided to youth sports programs, teams, leagues, clubs or organizations for every purchase of the evidence-based SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) program. Because SPORT PPW programs cost just $499 each, most small businesses will easily afford supporting the purchase of at least one if not multiple programs. For every SPORT PPW program purchased, Prevention Plus Wellness will donate $100 to the sports program.
Why SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness?
SPORT PPW is a research-based substance use program provided by Prevention Plus Wellness that prevents alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use while also promoting fitness habits like physical activity, sports, healthy nutrition, getting adequate sleep, controlling stress, and setting goals to enhance self-image among young athletes.
According to Dr. Werch, the developer of the program, “SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness is the nation’s only single-session prevention with fitness program listed on the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). SPORT PPW is being used throughout the US, and can be quickly and easily provided to youth in sports, fitness and recreation programs, as well as PE and health classes, by their coaches, volunteer parents, youth peer leaders, teachers, and even online.”
Who Benefits from this Offer?
This is a win-win-win opportunity for everyone involved, stated Mike Dryden, Member of the Board of Advisers at Prevention Plus Wellness, LLC.
First, this is a win for businesses. Sponsoring effective substance use prevention that also promotes fitness and health for youth in sports is a great way to increase company and brand awareness, grow relationships with community members and potential customers, and increase ROI when donating to youth sports programs.
Second, this is a win for youth sports programs. Youth sports organizations receiving business sponsorships to provide the evidence-based SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness program can reach and engage more youth and parents, promote greater positive youth development, and at the same time, receive additional funding for their general youth sports program needs.
Third, this is a win for participating youth, families and communities. Providing youth with a proven, effective substance use prevention program that also promotes sports, fitness and health will increase athletic and academic success and self-confidence, while protecting youth from health and performance-damaging substance use that causes pain, suffering and financial burdens for families and communities.
Prevention Plus Wellness, LLC is an education small business that provides:
1) Nationally recognized quick and easy to use evidence-based substance use prevention programs and training that promote physical activity, sports, health and performance among athletes and all youth and young adults; and
2) E-learning and onsite marijuana awareness and media campaign programs addressing rapidly changing information about marijuana use, health and safety risks, medical and recreational marijuana laws, perceived harmfulness, and social norms for schools, colleges, homes, businesses and communities.
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