NCAA Joins Health & Fitness Initiative in New Partnership with the World’s Largest Children’s Museum

Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience

Tips from sports legends, collegiate athletes, regular practice and hard work can help each of us build our confidence and learn new skills so we can achieve our life goals.

The love of sports creates pathways to wonderful opportunities in so many ways – including a quality education and a healthier lifestyle. That’s why the world’s largest children’s museum is proud to announce a partnership with the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Together, the two organizations are creating the NCAA Sports Legends Training Facility, which will be part of the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

The NCAA Sports Legends Training Facility will be filled with interactive opportunities for the entire family to participate in athletic activities while discussing how lifestyle choices in school and sports are interchangeable. Key skills will include hard work (practice and homework), dedication, and commitment. This indoor, permanent exhibit will be located within the Efroymson Pavilion, which will also house a changing exhibit (starting with The History of Hoops) and will serve as the new permanent home for the National Art Museum of Sport.

The NCAA Sports Legends Training Facility will be a place for children and adults to experience and learn about physical and mental training needed for all sports. Children and families will be able to test their strength, agility and balance through a variety of sports-inspired activities that will include football, hockey, basketball and a balance beam. Visitors will also enjoy learning about communication on and off the field by pretending to be a sportscaster. Costumes and props will allow children and families to immerse themselves in sports performance and try out different roles throughout the gallery.

The Sports Legends Experience is designed to give more people, especially children and their families, access to health and fitness that is fun and inspiring.

“This exhibit gives us a chance to invest in the community we call home and encourage children to view sports as an outlet to improve both physical and mental wellbeing,” said NCAA President Mark…

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