Children First - Kids and Sports

ABC30 special focusing on athletics
We all know athletics can offer an emotional thrill, physical benefits, plus a great topic of conversation; but what should parents know before signing kids up for sports? ABC30 finds answers. ABC30 sports anchors Tommy Tran and Chris Alvarez host a half-hour special, "Children First: Kids and Sports," Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 6:30PM.

This ABC30 special covers:
  • Interviews with inspiring athletes and coaches
  • The best girls' wrestling team in the state
  • Healthy versus unhealthy competition
  • The rise of one-sport injuries and concussions
  • The participation trophy debate
  • Your chances of getting a sports scholarship
  • Adapted Physical Education in Fresno County

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Children First - Kids and Sports - Aired Sunday, May 1, 2016

Children First is a year-round effort focusing on the challenges, problems and opportunities facing our youth in Central California.

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Aired Sunday May 1, 2016

The program shows how the average person can make a difference in a child's life and highlights local organizations working with kids.

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Aired Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Children First campaign includes half-hour programs like "Kids and Sports," thirty-second public service announcements, and special stories on Action News.

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Aired Sunday, May 1, 2016


Valley Children's Hospital:

Fresno County Office of Education:

Educational Employees Credit Union:

The First Tee of Fresno:

Clovis Unified Sports and Rec Programs:

Fresno Sports and Rec Programs for Youth:

Fresno Unified Dept. of Athletics:

Adapted Physical Education:

Break The Barriers:


CIF-California Interscholastic Federation:

Probability of playing college athletics:

American Development Model (ADM):

Project Play:

Your chances of going Pro:

Dr. Wade Gilbert:

ABC30 thanks its partners below for putting Children First in the Central Valley.

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