Mylan Supports Training Center
May 12, 2004
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Mylan Laboratories Inc. has agreed to support West Virginia University in hosting the Sunkist Kids National Training Program for USA Wrestling, athletic director Ed Pastilong announced today.
“Mylan’s support for WVU and USA Wrestling is a continuation of Mylan’s long held tradition of sponsoring academic and athletic excellence in our community,” says Robert J. Coury, Vice-Chairman and CEO of Mylan Laboratories Inc.
“Mylan and the Olympic wrestlers moving to Morgantown are committed to being the best in the world,” says Pastilong. “With Mylan’s support this program now becomes a reality.”
Mylan has agreed to provide job opportunities for Olympic hopefuls during their stay in Morgantown. The efforts of Mylan allows the athletes to focus on training while developing their careers and providing financial support.
“Creating a quality Olympic training center is essential for the success of wrestling in the United States,” says Art Martori, Founder and Executive Director of the Sunkist Kids. “We like the idea of the U.S . wrestlers having the chance to train with one of the world’s best freestyle coaches in Zeke Jones. With the support from Mylan Laboratories, our athletes now have the resources to bring home several medals.”
“Having the training site in West Virginia is great for the sport of wrestling,” says Rich Bender, Executive Director of USA Wrestling. “The training site, along with the generous assistance of Mylan Laboratories, will provide the nation’s top wrestlers an opportunity to focus on training and develop into world-class type athletes.”
The Sunkist Kids are currently in their recruitment phase in hopes of identifying Olympic hopefuls for the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.
Mylan Laboratories Inc. is a leading pharmaceutical company with four subsidiaries, Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc., Mylan Technologies Inc., UDL Laboratories Inc. and Bertek Pharmaceuticals Inc., that develop, manufacture and market an extensive line of generic and proprietary products.
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