Fray said the program is much needed. “In our time of COVID, isolation and children obsessed with phone, tablets and anything technology, Beyond Sports is a breath of fresh air … teaching children the value of play, working together for a common goal, building confidence and igniting dreams for the future,” Fray said.
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Organization bringing sports to Title I schools
Spectrum News 1. By HIGH POINT, N.C. — The hustle and bustle of soccer games and orange slices is one that many of us know well from our childhood, although not all kids have the chance to learn and play sports. Beyond Sports is an organization that has a mission to help make a positive impact in the community through sports and specifically for Title I schools who may not be able to afford it. Read More
Greensboro police team up with Beyond Sports to help kids
Fox 8 News by: Cassie Fambro Aug 25, 2023 GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Greensboro Police Chief John Thompson says his philosophy in policing is putting community first. Under that leadership, the department works with community partners like Beyond Sports to improve the relationship between police officers and the people they serve and protect. All too often, officers arrive at a situation that could be the scariest moment of someone’s life, and children are involved. Read More
(Greensboro, NC) Beyond Sports NC, a Greensboro-based company that provides athletic equipment and sports clinics for underfunded public schools, will be working with students at Kimberly Park elementary school beginning this spring. Beyond Sports NC currently serves 12 schools throughout Guilford County, but this will be the company’s first foray into Forsyth County. “We’re excited about being able to take our program into Forsyth county,” said Mike Kennedy, co-founder of Beyond Sports NC. “There’s a growing need among schools with low-income populations to have a viable athletic program that can make students healthier and physically fit.” Yes Weekly
Today is Sinclair Broadcast Group’s first company-wide day of service and ABC45 News has partnered with Beyond Sports NC. The employee volunteer program is at Johnson Street Elementary School in High Point today to help support the school’s playground and sports area as well as provide efforts for a campus clean up initiative.
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) – Not everyone has to be a star athlete to participate in sports, but you do need the right equipment and coaches who make it fun. Beyond Sports provides that to 11 Title I schools in Guilford County. Mike Kennedy and Micheala Amidon founded the nonprofit in 2021. It works to eliminate barriers elementary and middle students face to athletics. Posted: Nov 16, 2022
WHAT’S RIGHT WITH OUR SCHOOLS Beyond Sports is helping make fitness fun! By: Cindy Farmer
GREENSBORO, NC (WGHP) — Recess at Washington Montessori Elementary school in Greensboro means the air is filled with laughter and exclamations of fun. The sound of happiness. The students are going through some drills as they learn how to play volleyball during their class recess. It’s compliments of the non-profit Beyond Sports. Principal Paul Travers says it’s something they all really look forward to. “Although they’re not on our staff, they feel like staff because they’re here so consistently,” Travers said. Posted:
News & Record Nonprofit Spotlight: Beyond Sports NC by Ruth Anderson May 6th 2022. Travers said he values how Beyond Sports NC is a force for equity and concern. “Beyond Sports genuinely learns about our students’ needs, and responds with compassion through the sports clinics they provide,” Travers said. “They provide sports access to sports like wrestling and rowing, where over 95% of our students are underrepresented.”
Carolina Cares iHeart Radio Podcast hosted by Lora Songster and Matt Pencola. Carolina Cares is a public affairs program for the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina. The show is designed to offer an outlet for non-profit, governmental or similar groups, individuals or organizations to publicize themselves or their events. May 16th 2022
WFMY News 2 Coverage Finding the needs in Title I schools | Part One
Mike Kennedy and Micheala Amidon explain the challenges Title I schools face in their sports programs.
Academy Sports and Greensboro Swarm Gift To Beyond Sports News and Record Dec 2021 Executive CEO of Beyond Sport’s Micheala Amidon said. “It is an incredible experience to give these kids new equipment. Read More
Beyond Sports NC is Helping Local Schools! Yes Weekly Jan 2022
Greensboro, NC- Athletics and physical activity are important components of a child’s education and development, and yet, today those elements are often hamstrung by lack of funding and economic disparities. That’s why Beyond Sports NC is stepping up to provide much needed sports clinics and equipment to schools throughout Guilford County. Read More