Sports Ambassadors from the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame gave a presentation to Portage Atlantic youth on various sports and their benefits. Discussions touched on barriers to overcome and decisions to make when engaging in sports. The Portage Atlantic youth and staff members, including teachers from the Portage Academy, appreciated attending this most valuable presentation at Cassidy Lake.
Sports Ambassadors represent New Brunswick’s sport builders and most accomplished athletes. By sharing their own personal story, they hope to motivate and excite youth to participate in different sports. Listening to these stories, youth are able to better understand the difficulties these athletes had to overcome to become who they are today.
Portage Atlantic encourages its residents to practice sports and physical activities in order to maintain a healthy mind in a healthy body. With the new Lewis Fitness Centre, adolescents will be able to practice a wide variety of activities directly on the Portage site. Physical activity is part of a therapeutic approach; it helps residents add positivism in their lives, an essential skill to overcome drug addiction.
The presentations were held February 24 and March 6, 2017.