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Youth Sports Expo planned for Saturday

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Youth sports coaches and team moms can learn all about safety and educating athletes at an expo this weekend.

Sponsored by Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation and the National Alliance for Youth Sports, the Youth Sports Expo is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Rhodes Jordan Park in Lawrenceville. Cost is $30

Participants can earn 0.4 continuing education credits for the session, which include youth sports management, field and facility management, marketing and advertising, volunteering, safety and background checks, sports injury and treatment and financial management.

An expo hall will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring product demonstrations, vendor giveaways and a silent auction including signed sports memorabilia, vacations and golf certificates. Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation Scholarship Fund.

Breakfast will be provided by Costco after doors open at 8 a.m., and lunch will be provided by Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau.

To attend, register online at www.gwinnettparks.com or call 770-822-5414.