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COMMUNITY FOUNDATION Beyond Sports helps students on the field and in the classroom By:

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.”

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.

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

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