RYE, N.Y. -- Steer for Student Athletes came to Rye Town Park on Saturday to host its 2015 fall kickoff event and celebrate its third year of supporting student-athletes in New York public school systems.
The event was attended by the student athletes, their families and the organization's growing support network.
The group has been operating in the Port Chester school district for three years and used the event to welcome new schools and participants from the Yonkers and New York City public school systems.
The event featured two professionals associated with the U.S. Olympic movement.
Rebecca Crawford was the keynote speaker. Crawford is the director of international operations and the director of the Summer Olympic Games and has more than 20 years of experience with the U.S. Olympic Committee.
Her husband, Dr. Tom Crawford, is a board member and founding donor of Steer. He is chief executive officer of USA Ultimate, the national governing body for the sport of ultimate in the United States and was director of coaching for the U.S. Olympic Committee for more than 10 years.
The Crawfords provided perspectives on goal-setting and motivation.
The primary mission of Steer is to continue to support at-risk student-athletes and their families in achieving sustainable positive outcomes. Steer recently launched a fundraising campaign to have 100 student athletes in the program by 2020.
Visit the 100 by 2020 Campaign page at www.SteerForStudentAthletes.org/100by2020 .