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