Raising a conscientious student-athlete in today's hyper-competitive sports environment can be tough. How can kids get the most out of athletics without falling prey to the win-at-all-costs mentality that pervades sports today? Matt Hart, professional athlete turned investigative journalist and author, will discuss how to navigate this moral landscape through the story of the rise and fall of a prestigious professional running program.
Hart was one of the journalists who exposed the Nike Oregon Project in the New York Times. His subsequent book penetrated the secrecy that protected the most powerful coach in running. This tale leads to discussion about the gray areas of sports and tough moral decisions that often confront young athletes. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to this presentation.