Baseball, golf or swimming? Kids and teens who have bleeding disorders, such as hemophilia and von Willebrand disease (VWD), can choose a deep dive into one of those three sports during CSL Behring’s annual Gettin’ In the Game Junior National Championship in Phoenix, Arizona.
The annual competition, scheduled for November 8-10, brings together more than 100 kids for a weekend full of education and friendly sports competition. The focus is on living a healthy lifestyle that includes physical activity.
All bleeding disorder chapters in the United States are invited to nominate two participants, ages 7-18, to attend. Interested kids and teens can contact their local chapter to learn more.
The 2019 event marks its 18th year. Employees volunteer during the high-energy event and CEO Paul Perreault has an annual tradition of joining in the fun by serving as a caddy for one of the young golfers.