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Report Reply 0 replies · active 329 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down whsfan · 329 weeks ago Sounds like a great event! My only issue is why was word not spread about this event much sooner than the day of the event? We want to encourage both parents and students to be involved in great opportunities like this, but we wait till the day of the event to spread word about it. Many people plan their jobs, and their lives around things and they would love to attend these events if they were given better notice than the day of the event. Shame on both the school district and the community as a whole in not spreading the word on this event days earlier. Glad to hear the great feedback that this speaker provided to all that were able to attend. Report Reply 2 replies · active 329 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 329 weeks ago It was my fault, whsfan. I did the interview a couple of weeks ago and it was a story I was meaning to get written. Unfortunately, it got lost in the shuffle. I saw the text alert the morning of the event and realized I still hadn’t written the story. This one is on me. My apologies. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down whsfan · 329 weeks ago Cue, I do not believe you alone should take sole responsibility for this. I am furious of the lack of attention placed by the other news sources and more importanly the school district as a whole! USD 353 district office should be ashamed, this event is not even mentioned on the district website, or on their calendar!!! They wait till the morning of to send a reminder or what I consider an announcement. This is an issue that happens to often and thankfully you are usually on top of all things happening. If anyone should take fault the district office of USD 353 should apologize, if they truly care about this community, it’s students and the parents that truly appreciate these type of events then they should have been steer fronting the drive to spread the word!!! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” John Underwood, Director of the the nationally renowned program Life of an Athlete, is coming to Wellington tonight to kickoff a two-day training seminar for area high school and college coaches and student athletes.The public is invited to attend the kick-off party which starts at 6:30 p.m. tonight and will include a free hamburger dinner. The program is sponsored by the Sumner County Community Drug Action Team. The kickoff party tonight will include a town hall meeting.Gerald Gilkey, Director at SCCDAT, said he expects 68 high schools and eight college coaches from a four-county region to converge on Wellington for the two-day event.Â Underwood is an Olympic coach, who lives in Lake Placid, the site of the 1980 Olympics. His program â€œLife of an Athleteâ€ contains an anti-drug message and how coaches can incorporate that philosophy into its athletic endeavors. The program encourages athletes to make better choices, to improve their performance in sports and other aspects of everyday life.Gilkey has been working on this project since October.He said he was trying to find an anti-drug program for which students and adults could rally around and he stumbled across a program called â€œLife of an Athlete.â€â€œI thought that was kind of interesting,â€ Gilkey said. â€œI estimated there were about 75 percent of the student body, who participated in athletics or some form of extra curricular programs. This would be an excellent way to get out the anti-drug message through athletics.â€He thought originally of sending area coaches to Lake Placid to participate in Underwoodâ€™s seminar. But then it occurred to him it would be cheaper for him to come here.â€œI then started thinking that Sumner County should not be so selfish,â€ Gilkey said. â€œSo I spoke to coaches from a four-county area. We started partnering with Reno County.â€The two-day event will start tonight and run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow.The goal of Life of the Athlete is to experience better results in athletic performance and also a change of school and community culture, where pursuing a healthy lifestyle is the norm for kids, coaches, and parents.Underwood is a former NCAA All American distance runner and world masters champion. An athlete all is life, Underwood has been an Olympic level coach, teacher, trainer, and scientist and is a crusader for drug-free school.Follow us on Twitter.