March 6, 2007, marked the 17th annual National Sportsmanship Day celebration world-wide. This year, PCPFS Executive Director, Melissa Johnson, served with Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback, Steve Young, as honorary co-chairs for the event.
To celebrate National Sportsmanship Day, Coeus International School in Washington, DC, invited Melissa to speak in honor of the event. Olympic speedskater, Nathaniel Mills, who works at the school as their Director of Athletics and Peace Education, facilitated a dialogue between Melissa and students at the school about the importance of practicing good sportsmanship throughout all aspects of life, and the negative effects of showing poor sportsmanship.
Students performed a short demonstration about sportsmanship, and awards were given to several students at the school for specific examples of good sportsmanship that they had engaged in throughout the year.