HOUSTON (April 11, 2019)Volunteer Houston, a program of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) are partnering on a local service project to revitalize Looscan Elementary School playground and SPARK Park on Friday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The SPARK School Park Program develops neighborhood parks on public school grounds. SPARK has built 200+ community parks in 12 different school districts throughout the Houston area and are designed based on ideas and needs of the school and surrounding neighborhoods.

Looscan Elementary School is located on 3800 Robertson Street, in Houston.

There will be 70 volunteers participating in the playground and park clean up.

The annual meeting of AMSSM is taking place in Houston from April 12-17. The organization reached out to Volunteer Houston for assistance coordinating a local service project to offer to its membership.

“AMSSM members encourage everyone, from youth athletes to weekend warriors and everyone in-between, to stay active throughout their lives,” said Dr. Robert Johnson, AMSSM Foundation President.  “We are pleased to partner with Volunteer Houston to help revitalize an outdoor space that will allow all community members to get outdoors and keep moving.”

The 2019 AMSSM Annual Meeting brings more than 2,000 sports medicine physicians together from throughout the United States and around the world. The meeting theme is, “Small Steps and Giant Leaps in Sports Medicine,” and explores the great accomplishments, evolving technology and the accumulation of new knowledge in the field.

Volunteer Houston is a program of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Interfaith Ministries). Since its inception in 1974, Volunteer Houston has been one of the city’s main referral services connecting individuals, groups and companies with nonprofit agencies to transform our community through volunteerism. VH, the Houston Points of Light affiliate, placed individuals in 17,000 volunteer opportunities in 2018 working with over 350 nonprofit agencies. For more information, visit


A United Way agency, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Interfaith Ministries) brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration and service, as a demonstration of our shared beliefs. Interfaith Ministries provides four main services: Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston and Galveston County which delivers more than 1.5 million meals each year to homebound seniors and people with disabilities across four counties; Refugee Services which, in conjunction with the U.S. State Department, resettles hundreds of refugees in Houston; Interfaith Relations and Community Partnerships, which provides community services fostering understanding, respect and engagement among Houstonians of all faiths; and Volunteer Houston, which connects volunteers in transformative projects with area nonprofits. For more information, visit


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