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Contact: Nolan Wiltshire

nolan@ncsports.org

North Carolina Amateur Sports and the Powerade State Games of North Carolina Provide Funding to Communities across the State

DURHAM, North Carolina – The North Carolina Amateur Sports Endowment Fund Committee has announced their grant and educational scholarship recipients for 2019.  The North Carolina Amateur Sports Endowment Fund was established in 1988 with a contribution from the 1987 U.S. Olympic Festival that was hosted by North Carolina Amateur Sports.  Fifty percent of the proceeds from the 1987 Olympic Festival were given to the United States Olympic Committee to advance the Olympic movement in the United States.  The remaining proceeds were placed in a permanent endowment that continues to support amateur athletics in North Carolina annually.  To date, more than $1,000,000 has been awarded to individuals and organizations in North Carolina.

The 2019 N.C. Amateur Sports Endowment Fund grant recipients include:

Organization/Individual

Hometown

Project

Durham Striders Youth Association

Durham

Timing System Equipment

NCUSA Wrestling

Statewide

Wrestling Tournament Equipment

Western Carolina Wrestling Club

Spruce Pine

Wrestling Training Aids and Equipment

Charlotte Flights

Charlotte

Timing & Meet Management Equipment

NC Softball Coaches Association

Statewide

NCSCA Softball Coaches Clinic

NCAS Boys & Girls Club Program

Statewide

Boys & Girls Club Olympic Experience Program

In addition to the above grants, the N.C. Amateur Sports Endowment Fund also awarded six educational scholarships that were sponsored by Bojangles' and Powerade.  The 2019 N.C. Amateur Sports Endowment Fund scholarship recipients include:

Individual

Hometown

2019 State Games Sport

Jacob Shafer

High Point

Baseball

Jacob Stowe

Hendersonville

Baseball

Nate Kampe

Asheville

Baseball

Emma Wakeman

Harrisburg

Soccer

Michael Carico

Winston-Salem

Baseball

Jennifer Lopez

Linwood

Soccer

Information on how to apply for a 2020 grant or scholarship can be found at www.ncsports.org

North Carolina Amateur Sports (NCAS) is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that annually hosts the Powerade State Games of North Carolina and Cycle North Carolina.  NCAS is dedicated to the promotion of health, physical fitness and the Olympic Movement in North Carolina.  For more information on NCAS and its events, please visit www.ncsports.org.

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