Queens, NY, July 28 - Tennis legend John McEnroe will join
three-time Olympic medallist Edwin Moses at St. John's University
on Friday, July 30, to support a summer program that prepares
inner-city children for success through academic and athletic
McEnroe and Moses will visit St. John's Queens campus to spend
time with more than 400 children who participate in CampUs, a
program that serves 7 to 14-year-olds from public housing
developments and homeless shelters throughout New York City's five
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The athletes will talk with the children, offer motivational
remarks, and participate in athletic and academic activities.
They will be on hand from 10 a.m. to Noon in Alumni Hall and
various athletic fields and classrooms on St. John's 105-acre
Through their participation, McEnroe and Moses hope to promote
the CampUs Summer Program. Representing a long-standing partnership
between St. John's University and the After-School All-Stars of New
York City, CampUs is an intensive, 10-day program that motivates
children through academics, computer literacy, and athletics.
"Through the CampUs program, inner-city children benefit from a
combination of academics and sports," said Dr. Richard Sinatra,
Project Director and Chairman of Human Services and Counseling at
St. John's. "Our staff provides these young people with the
skills they need to be successful in a personal and academic
setting - and motivates them to stay in school and strive to attend
McEnroe and Moses share St. John's interest in helping children
through academics and athletics. Both athletes are on the
Board of Directors of the Sport for Good Foundation, which
advocates the use of sport to bring about social change.