Summarized by Kent Larsen
Young gives student reporters a press conference (NFL Quarterback Hosts Online Teen Press Conference)
Editor & Publisher 13Oct99 S2
by Jennie L. Phipps
LDS sports star Steve Young was scheduled to hold a simultaneous online
and satellite-feed TV press conference for junior high and high school
journalists at 6 pm PST last night. The press conference gave students
at more than 250 schools and youth organizations the chance to ask
Young questions on "Drugs in Sports," the topic of the event.
Because of his Mormon upbringing and following Mormon health practices,
Young is conisdered 'a walking, talking advertisement for the virtues
of a drug-free life." Young avoids 'body and mind-altering substances,'
according to the event's organizer, Sherry Sacino.
The event was sponsored by he White House Office of National Drug
Control Policy, National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign's Straight
Scoop News Bureau, Sun Microsystems, OpenVoice, Athlete Direct, and
Young's own Forever Young Foundation. Sun Microsystems hosted the
event, which was available through the Young Zone, Athlete Direct,
and Striaight Scoop News Bureau websites. Articles writen by the
students as a result of the press conference will also be posted to
the Straight Scoop News Bureau site.