In an effort to address child abuse in sports following the Jerry Sandusky case, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children will team with Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation next week for a two-day summit next week.
With the goal of developing practices that can be applied industry-wide, more than 50 groups, including Special Olympics, USA Swimming, US Soccer, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, will participate in the summit on Tuesday and Wednesday in Alexandria, Va.
John Ryan, CEO, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, says, "The catalyst was the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky case. Although this was a wake-up call, it's an issue we are very familiar with."
Sandusky, a former Penn State coach, was convicted last October of molesting 10 boys over several years.