May 30 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump showed off his golf skills and promoted the value of "hard work" Wednesday as part of the White House's Sports and Fitness Day.
The event took place on the South Lawn, where he announced the members of the President's Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition. Among those named were Olympic medal-winning bobsledder Shauna Rohbock, baseball star Mariano Rivera, former football star Herschel Walker and three-time Olympic gold medalist in beach volleyball Misty May-Treanor.
"You know that sports teach young people the value of patience and perseverance, hard work and determination. You also know these experiences can't be replicated on a cellphone or a game console; they really have to be learned and lived on the field of practice, with lots of sweat, lots of hard work and lots of determination," Trump said.
"Participating in sports builds character, forges friendships, tears down barriers and brings people from all walks of life closer together."
The White House event aimed to promote youth participation in sports, allowing children to play with other athletes like golfer Natalie Gulbis.