GASP'S Athletes United Needs You!
Imagine: Pittsburgh's beautiful skyline, cyclists whizzing by on a trail, and you, all on the nightly news! GASP needs you to come to a press event on Monday, July 16th, to show support for cleaner air for our region (and the whole country).
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering lowering the allowed amounts of particulate pollution in our air. Particulate matter can affect your athletic performance and your overall health. While any reduction will be appreciated, EPA is considering a range of levels--from a small reduction to a big one. GASP will be submitting comments on their plan, asking EPA to choose their strongest option.
And we can't do it alone. We're looking for you to join us as we explain this to the media. The more people in the frame, the better! Come in your regular clothes or dressed in an outfit from your sport of choice--cyclists' spandex, skateboard pads, running gear, or whatever you'd like. All participants will get a FREE Athletes United t-shirt, in white or charcoal (image here), and kids get a free kite! Please contact Jamin via email or at (412) 924-0604 for information, to RSVP.
Press event begins at noon, in the parking lot behind Riverwalk Corporate Centre (formerly the Terminal Building) on the South Side. Click here for a Google Map. Walking/cycling directions: take the Three Rivers Heritage Trail on the South Side to where it intersects 4th Street. If you're driving, take 4th Street north from East Carson Streettoward the river. Cross the railroad tracks, and turn right into the parking area.