Baylor to Help Afca in Children's Identification Program

Oct. 1, 1997

The Baylor University Athletic Department and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) have joined together to form "Child I.D.," the largest Child Identification program ever attempted. The "Child I.D. Care" program will be implemented over the next five years throughout the United States, and it is expected to reach more than 20 million children.

The athletic department, in cooperation with the AFCA and Division I-A athletics, plans to distribute 10,000 -12,000 children's I.D. kits. All participating universities have designated one home game to distribute the kits, and on Oct. 4 during the Baylor -Texas Tech game at Floyd Casey Stadium, Baylor athletes and staff will pass out the inkless finger printing packages at the end of the third quarter.

According to the AFCA, coaches throughout the country have embraced this project in past years and believe it is important because of the high statistics on child runaways and child abductions. About 51 children run away from home per hour, and 40 are abducted per hour.

For more information on Baylor's involvement in the "Child I.D. Care" program, contact Dee Ann Duke, assistant director of athletic marketing, at 710-3073.

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