Newswise — ORLANDO, Florida (May 22, 2014) – Summer is off to a fast start for some of the country’s best high school track and field athletes competing at the 38th Annual Bert M. Warden’s Golden South Classic presented by adidas®.

The meet takes place Saturday, May 24 beginning at 9:00 A.M. in Warden Stadium at The First Academy in Orlando. Over the last 37 years, the Golden South Classic has attracted some of the best high school track and field athletes in the southeast and around the country. This year is no different. The following top athletes have registered to participate. Girls Kaylin Whitney – 100-meter Teahna Daniels – 100-meter Erica Sergeant – Pole Vault Margaret Ollinger – Pole Vault

Boys Terry Jernigan – 100-meter Andre Ewers – 100-meter Kendal Williams – 200-meter Kenric Young – 200-meter

The Golden South Classic is one of three meets in the prestigious adidas® Golden Stripes series, which means winners in the men’s and women’s mile and 100-meter races will be invited to compete in the adidas® Dream Mile and Dream 100, where the top high school sprinters and milers from around the country will gather in New York City on June 14, 2014 for a race to determine the nation’s fastest.

The sole beneficiary for the Golden South Classic is the Pediatric Sports Medicine Program at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Each year, more than 3.5 million children in the U.S. are treated for sports injuries. That number is especially high in Central Florida with a large portion of the population under the age of 18 and weather that is conducive to year-round sports. The event helps to provide funding for the best treatment, rehabilitation, education and prevention of injuries in young athletes.

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ARNOLD PALMER HOSPITAL for CHILDREN Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, supported by the Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation, is a 158-bed facility dedicated exclusively to the needs of children. Located in Orlando, Arnold Palmer Hospital provides expertise in pediatric specialties such as cardiac care, craniomaxillofacial surgery, emergency and trauma care, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, oncology, orthopedics, pulmonology and sports medicine. Visit to learn more about all of our specialties.# # #