Sports for Youth Foundation accepting player applications

Posted: Friday, December 18, 2009

BELLEVUE, Wash. - The Sports for Youth Foundation is currently accepting player applications from American and Canadian youth ages 15 to 20 who are accomplished high school or club volleyball players to participate in the 2010 Goodwill Ambassadors Volleyball Exchange.

Applicants should not only be good players, but they should also be "good citizens in their school and community."

Director John Littleman said this year the organization is offering two tours to Italy and one tour to London and Paris. Dates for the Italy trip are June 17 to June 30, and July 1 to July 14. The London/Paris trip will travel July 15 to July 25. Parents are welcome to join athletes on the trip.

According to a release from the organization, "the 2010 Goodwill Ambassadors Volleyball Exchange promotes, international friendships and peace through sport."

This year will mark the thirtieth year that the Goodwill Ambassadors have conducted sports tours.

The Sports for Youth Foundation is a nonprofit that promotes healthy lifestyles through sport for athletes in the U.S. and Canada. Applications are available online at For more information contact John Littleman with the Sports for Youth Foundation, by phone at (425) 255-8102, by e-mail at

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