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Charlie Batch Speaks to West Greene High School Students

On December 21st, Charlie Batch visited West Greene Middle/High School to meet with the students who volunteer and Peer Mentors and to talk with the entire student body at a school assembly.

The local newspaper, The Observer-Reporter, covered the event, saying:

“Batch, who played for the Steelers for 11 of his 15 years in the NFL, spoke to the student body Wednesday morning about making good life decisions and working hard in school. His motivational speech was part of the district’s peer mentoring program, which allows high school students to mentor middle school students who may be struggling with attendance or grades.”

The article also quotes Charlie, who said, ““I wanted to thank them for what they’re doing. They’re leaders in the school. And the second thing is trying to bring about the message that you can be successful.”

Read the full story on the Observer-Reporter’s website.

Charlie Batch is Featured Speaker at U-M symposium on New Exercise & Sport Science Initiative

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT

DATE: 8 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

EVENT: Media are invited to attend the University of Michigan Exercise & Sport Science Initiative Symposium 2016, a day of talks and panel discussions related to sport technology R&D, data science and analytics, and optimal performance.

Featured speakers and panelists include: Charlie Batch, former NFL quarterback and co-founder of Impellia, a sports technology company; U-M athletic director Warde Manuel, along with U-M researchers and coaches; and business leaders from Nike, Adidas, Gatorade, Kellogg’s, Intel and more. Batch and some of the coaches will be available for media interviews.

The symposium marks the official launch of the Exercise & Sport Science Initiative, a new interdisciplinary research program managed by the U-M Office of Research and U-M Athletic Department.

SCHEDULE: essi.umich.edu/symposium

PLACE: Junge Family Champions Center, 333 E. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor

SPONSORS: U-M Office of Research, U-M Athletic Department

MEDIA: If interested in attending, contact Lisa Rabaut, 734-615-8048, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Charlie Batch is Featured Speaker at U-M symposium on New Exercise & Sport Science Initiative

Charlie Batch Featured in Parents.com 10 Tips Sports Story

This month, Parents Magazine ran a story titled, “10 Tips Now that Your Kid Wants to Be in the Olympics,” and Charlie Batch provided one of the tips!

For the tip “Continue to help your child develop many interests and abilities” the article says:

“Family, leisure, academics, and social relationships are critical parts of a child’s development that should not be neglected at the expense of sports. Charlie Batch, a former NFL quarterback and co-founder of Impellia, a sports performance and rehabilitation technology company, knows first-hand the importance of having talents and goals outside of sports.

“Batch also mentors retired NFL players and connects them with resources through The Trust, an arm of the NFL Players Association. ‘You need to ask yourself: ‘If this were to end today, what would I be doing?’ he says. ‘Single-minded focus is not the way to go.'”

Read all of the Parents Magazine tips here!