FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COVINGTON, May 5, 2013- Cornerstone Track & Athletic Association, Inc., a non-profit track and athletic organization serving Newton, Rockdale and surrounding counties is excited to announce and invite student-athletes and their parents to attend the 1st Annual Student-Athlete Track & Athletics Expo: “Beyond Athletics!” This is a FREEevent!
On Saturday, May 18, 2013 certified coaches, experienced athletes and medical professionals will provide presentations, demonstrations and exhibits at Alcovy High School at 14567 Highway 36 Covington, GA.). The full day event will take place from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Ms. Brandy Dodge, a licensed athletic trainer for the Georgia Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Newton Medical Center will deliver an hour-long presentation on recognizing and preventing common sports injuries. Coaches and experienced athletes will discuss and demonstrate the use of starting blocks, the importance of stretching, warm-ups and cool-downs, proper techniques for sprinting, long jumps, high jumps, triple jumps, the pole vault, discus and shot put.
The mission of The Cornerstone Track and Athletic Association, Inc. is to provide student-athletes (youths ages 5 - 18) opportunities to strive toward and achieve their maximum potential in their athletic abilities, character and academics.
During the summer of 2012 twenty-six (26) student-athletes actively participated in regularly scheduled practices and strength & conditioning workouts. Of those participating, 14 females and 6 males entered track and field competitions held throughout the Metro-Atlanta area, such as the Jr. Olympics and Georgia State Games. Student-athletes earned ribbons and medals in the Triple Jump, Shot Put, 200m Hurdles, Discus, Long Jump, 200m dash and 1500m.
During the winter of 2012 nine (9) student-athletes participated in the USA Track & Field Cross Country series. Student-Athletes earned medals in the Intermediate Boys and Intermediate Girls events.
Parents and student-athletes are encouraged to register to attend this event by phone at 678-658-6725 or online at www.cornerstonetrackandathletics.org
Ph: 678-768-9828 or 678-658-6725