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LAPCHICK TO OPEN BRANCH AT DISNEY WORLD

          Richard Lapchick, Dir of Northeastern Univ.'s Center
     for the Study of Sport in Society, joined with Northeastern
     Univ. President Richard Freeland and Walt Disney World
     Sports VP Reggie Williams to announce the opening of a Sport
     in Society office at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex
     in Orlando, FL.  Lapchick will use the new location as his
     base of operations.  He will work one week a month and two
     months during the summer at the headquarters in Boston.  The
     vast majority of the staff will continue to operate from the
     Boston location (Sport in Society). In a conference call,
     Lapchick said that the new center would "look at what the
     needs are in the Orlando area, look at what types of things
     that Walt Disney World Sports would like to have for some of
     their athletes" and for "young people in the Orlando area in
     general."  Lapchick: "I think our most proven programs have
     been Project Teamwork and MVP [Mentors in Violence
     Prevention], and we are very interested in expanding those
     programs down here" (THE DAILY).

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