Mr. Ori Baber, a doctoral student at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, was invited to present research on funding physical activity spaces at an Aspen Institute Project Play Roundtable on October 6 in Washington, DC. Also participating from the Texas A&M School of Public Health were Dr. J.O. Spengler, Mr. Baber’s doctoral committee chair, and Dean Jay Maddock.
The Aspen Institute’s Project Play is a multi-year project that will lay the foundation for the nation to get and keep more children involved in sports, with a focus on addressing the epidemic of physical inactivity. Since 2013, the Sports & Society Program has convened more than 300 sport, health, media, policy, and other leaders in a series of roundtable and other events, and has developed a framework for action that can help U.S. stakeholders create “Sport for All, Play for Life” communities. More information can be found at www.AspenProjectPlay.org.