ADVISORY, March 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
The International Athletic Association (IAA), one of the leading athletic organizations providing recognition and support to professional and amateur athletes, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of the return of the Jesse Owens International Athlete Trophy.
In honor of the occasion, Wes Smith, Chair of the International Athletics Association will ring the Opening Bell.
NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Monday, March 10, 2014 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
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About the International Athletic Association:
The International Athletic Association (IAA) is a non-profit organization established to promote and to encourage universal values of fairness, integrity, uncompromising sportsmanship and excellence in athletic competitions. Committed to keeping alive, the spirit, heart, and qualities of world renowned US Olympian, Jesse Owens, the IAA hosts the Jesse Owens International Athlete Trophy Presentation Dinner and Gala to support youth and aspiring Olympic athletes.
The International Athletic Association (IAA) was founded by US Olympian Herbert Douglas Jr., to honor his friend and mentor, Jesse Owens.
About the Jesse Owens Foundation:
The Jesse Owens Foundation is a non-profit organization whose goal is to promote the development of youth to their fullest potential. Established in 1980 by friends and family after the untimely death of Jesse Owens, the foundation perpetuates the ideals and life's work of this Olympic champion and humanitarian. The Jesse Owens Foundation seeks to perpetuate the spirit and beliefs of Jesse Owens through its support of The Ruth and Jesse Owens Scholars Program at The Ohio State University. This program provides services to graduating high school seniors with untapped potential to develop their talents, broaden their horizons, and to help them become better citizens. Currently, The Foundation serves as a resource for information and referral on the life and legacy of Jesse Owens and provides its services on a competitive basis without regard for race, creed, color, national origin, or sex.
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