Below is a recent article about the Native American 5K National Championships in the Indian Country today newspaper. This event is open to U.S., Alaska, and Canadian tribal members. There is also an open community division for non-tribal members. Please forward to help us get the word out on this event.
The 2011 event will honor Coach Gerald "Jerry" Tuckwin and his wife Terri. Jerry, former coach at Haskell Indian Junior College, (now Haskell Indian Nations University) was recently inducted into the National Indian Athletic Hall of Fame for his accomplishments as a runner and as the coach at Haskell. Terri, was a mother figure for many of the runners who attended Haskell helping them overcome their homesickness. All former Haskell cross-country and track athlete's are welcome and encouraged to attend as well as any other alumni or friends who want to honor Jerry. In addition we will honor a female tribal member to be named at a later date.
Members of the Sports Warriors running team volunteered as camp clinicians at the Gallup High School Booster Club running camp July 16 & 17.
Be well and be healthy.
PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECIEVE FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE SWTC OR THE 2011 NATIVE AMERICAN 5K NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AND FITNESS FUN RUN/WALK.
THE SPORTS WARRIORS IS ALWAYS RECEPTIVE TO SEEKING OUT COMMITTED INDIVIDUALS TO JOIN OUR TEAMS. The next competition for the SWTC will be on December 11, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina. SWTC men's and women's teams will be running in the USATF Club Cross-Country Championships.
Another new activities added this year will be a traditional pueblo style "throw" at the end of the race.
The 2011 event will also be the NM USATF 5K state championships for all age groups.
If you enjoy the article, you might also want to look at this picture video of the 2009 UATF Club X-Country Championships that the Sports Warriors attended last December in Kentucky.
THE SPORTS WARRIORS TRACK CLUB IS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE "JUST MOVE IT" PROGRAM.
THE SPORTS WARRIORS TRACK CLUB IS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NATIVE HEALTH INITIATIVE.
"Getting Natives Healthy one person at a time"
Coming soon, sportswarriorstc.com web site:
Also, we are in the development stages of putting together a health, nutrition, tobacco prevention, drug & alcohol prevention, diabetes prevention, diabetes coping skills,healthy lifestyles, athletic and fitness program/camp package. If any tribe or organization might be interested in having us come to your community we will be happy to discuss the program/camp with you. All programs/camps will be designed with what your particular communities needs are. All of our facilitators are Native American (and one great doctor married to a Native American) and will present from their professional field. The majority of our facilitator are college graduates and elite level athletes. We will work with all budgets as much as possible.