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Trump tells young athletes to play to win, have a good life

Taking his turn in the batting cage and swinging a golf club, President Donald Trump joined a group of famous athletes for a field day with kids at the White House on Wednesday as he kicked off an effort to increase youth participation in sports.

"Work hard, get in the game, play to win and, most of all, have a good time," the president told the youngsters. He later told them to "have a great life."

His administration wants to reverse a trend of declining participating in athletic activity and to make youth sports more accessible to economically disadvantaged students.

At the event on the South Lawn, Trump also spotlighted members of the...