Gettin' in the GameSM
Junior National Championship (JNC)

Gettin’ In The Game Junior National Championship

November 5—7, 2021 Phoenix, Arizona

First and foremost, CSL Behring wants to acknowledge our Community Partners in helping us determine the risks and rewards of moving forward with this year’s Junior National Championship. After evaluation of survey results, it gives us great pleasure to announce CSL Behring will be hosting a modified version of the Gettin’ in the Game Junior National Championship. It has been 20 years since CSL Behring created the JNC – the first, and currently the only, national sports competition for children with bleeding disorders.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of baseball or golf, participate in friendly competition, and have a chance to connect with fellow members of the bleeding disorders community from across the country.

In addition, educational seminars focusing on the importance of physical fitness and other related topics will be available on site.

We are inviting all bleeding disorders chapters throughout the United States to not miss the opportunity to nominate two children from their chapter to participate in the experience of a lifetime. This is for girls and boys, ages 12 through 18, to represent the chapter during this national competition. Each participant will have the opportunity to choose either golf or baseball for this year’s JNC.

CSL Behring’s primary concern is for the health and welfare of attendees, both the child with a bleeding disorder, and the parent or caregiver attending with the child. Because CSL Behring is concerned about ALL attendees, we have set standards for participation in the 2021 JNC. We understand if certain members of your chapter cannot or will not agree to comply with these precautions, and if that is the case, we ask that you not nominate them to attend JNC this year. CSL Behring will monitor participants’ compliance with these safety protocols, and to protect others’ safety, we will ask participants to leave the event if they do not comply. If parents and children arrive at the event and do not follow these standards, they will be asked to leave the event to protect the safety of others. While CSL Behring cannot guarantee that no attendee will be exposed to Covid or a variant, we are asking for cooperation in making the event as successful and as safe as possible. Therefore, the following precautions are mandatory:

  • We require that the parent/caregiver who accompanies a child to the event, be vaccinated. All adults attending the event (no other family members are permitted to attend) must show proof of vaccination (vaccination card) to event organizers at least two weeks prior to the event.
  • We strongly encourage that all children participating in the event be vaccinated.
  • Children and the attending parents/caregivers must agree to complete a Covid Health Survey 14 days before the event and again, 3 days before travelling to the event.
  • If they attest, in writing, that they have a medical reason or religious belief that precludes them from being vaccinated, we ask that they fully mask (mask over mouth and nose) during the entire event except when eating and in your hotel room.
  • If you have questions or concerns about the precautions listed above, please reach out to Carol Padgett at 908-473-9042 prior to travelling to the event.

CSL Behring reserves the right to develop new safety precautions if justified by health conditions between now and November, and to cancel the event at any time, including after attendees have arrived.

Additional details about how your chapter can participate will be communicated shortly.

Sincerely,

CSL Behring

Developed by CSL Behring, the Gettin' in the Game (GIG) Junior National Championship (JNC) was the first national golf, swimming and baseball competition designed specifically for the bleeding disorders community. The program gives children with bleeding disorders an opportunity to compete in golf, baseball and swimming and provides education and information-sharing opportunities for participants and their parents/caregivers.

18th Annual Gettin' in the Game Junior National Championship (JNC)

  • More than 130 children and their families representing 62 chapters across the country, traveled to Phoenix, Arizona on November 8–10, 2019 to participate in this annual event.
  • Attendees learned the fundamentals of baseball, golf, or swimming, participated in friendly competition, and connected with their peers. Educational seminars focusing on the importance of physical fitness and other related topics were provided on site.
  • At the conclusion of the JNC, each child was recognized for his or her participation and the champions were announced.