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LAPCHICK TO OPEN BRANCH AT DISNEY WORLD
Published March 19, 1997
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).