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Mike Thompson and Levi Leipheimer

Wearing their “Team Thompson” bike jerseys, U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (D-St. Helena) chats with former pro cyclist Levi Leipheimer in April 2016 at the annual Cycle4Sight and Rotary Ride for Veterans benefit bike ride, held in Napa. The two will be a part of a town hall meeting on healthy athletes, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 24 at the Napa Valley College Little Theater.

Rep. Mike Thompson will be joined by professional athletes and health experts at a community forum to discuss what is being done to keep young athletes healthy and safe during competition.

Billed as the Healthy Athlete Town Hall, the meeting will be Wednesday, April 24, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Napa Valley College Little Theater. Participants will answer questions from students and their parents.

Scheduled to participate are Levi Leipheimer, former professional cyclist; Ben Lynch, former player for San Francisco 49ers, Dr. Robert Neid with Kaiser Permanente sports medicine, and RosaLee Kamper, OLE Health nutritionist.

People are encouraged to RSVP at https://bit.ly/2JOSw3d

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City Editor

Kevin has been city editor since September 2010. He joined the Register in 1973 as a reporter. He covered Napa City Hall and assorted other beats over the years. Kevin has been writing his Napa Journal column on Sundays since 1989.