John Underwood of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., a professional consultant who helps athletes reach their potential, will bring his message to Chadron on Wednesday, March 21.
Underwood, who speaks from his successful experiences of competing internationally as a distance runner, will deliver a program titled “Pure Performance.” His presentation, which is designed to help the audience become better athletes and to improve their health, is set for 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at the Chadron High School auditorium.
Underwood, who was a World Masters champion and an NCAA All-American, is president and founder of the American Athletic Institute, a sport consulting firm. He prides himself as a crusader of drug-free sport at all levels. The Pure Performance program has been implemented in nearly all sports federations, including the NCAA, NHL, NFL, NBA, U.S. Olympic Committee, Sports Canada and the USAF.
Chadron State College student Kendi Hansen of Brady is helping organize Underwood’s presentation, which is being sponsored by the CSC Family and Consumer Sciences Club and the Panhandle Prevention Coalition, as part of an internship. Hansen said Underwood appeared in Chadron last year and area coaches were so impressed by his message that they wanted to bring him back this year for a longer visit.
In addition to the public appearance, Underwood will speak to area coaches from 9 a.m.-noon and to athletes from 3-5 p.m.
The presentation is open to the public free of charge.
—CSC Information Services