Youth Explore Sports Expo to Spotlight Healthy (and Fun) Year Round Activities

Plano, TX, August 21, 2008 --( An expected capacity crowd of organizations that impact the lives of active youth in Collin County will be gathered at the Collin Creek Mall in Plano on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 for the 2nd Annual YES! (Youth Explore Sports) Expo. The expo is a one stop shop for parents - providing families an opportunity to learn more about various programs, techniques, equipment, safety concerns and social/teamwork skills garnered through sport participation.

Holly Bassen is a mother of four, member of the Frisco Parent Teacher Association and wife of a retired professional athlete. She had this to say about the 2007 NASC Award Winning event. “Talk about a busy parent’s dream….YES! made it come true. The YES Expo included organizations that provide instruction and competition in sports from the likes of karate to lacrosse, cricket to hockey and figure skating to football. The prizes and local pro teams were icing on the cake.”

The 2007 YES! Expo was recognized by the National Association of Sports Commissions as the best locally created event. Laura Dixon, Sr. Sales Consultant for the Plano Convention and Visitors Bureau, is a returning advisory board member for the event. “The first YES! Expo was a gratifying success. We had a great production team and the community support was strong. With the renewed commitment of the Collin County community the 2008 YES! Expo will be a growing success story.”

There are several ways to be involved with the Expo, including participating as an exhibitor, volunteer, or demonstrator. Advertising and sponsorship opportunities are also available.

About YES!: YES! provides the young people of Collin County an introduction to the people, sports and physical activities that are offered by organizations in our community. Public, private, competitive, recreational and individual sport organizations are invited to participate in the Expo.

The mission of Collin County YES! is to create awareness of and increase participation in activities that foster healthier lives for the young people of our community.

Collin County YES! Expo
Jennifer Hyde