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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.