BPC Barons Club needs votes to win Nike equipment grant
MOUNT VERNON –Brewton-Parker College’s Barons Club, an athletic booster club for the college’s athletics programs, is seeking a $2,500 equipment grant from Nike’s Back Your Block grant program – and needs the community’s support.
The Barons Club hopes to offer more free sports camps to the community, like the one offered in partnership with Journey Church in Vidalia last month, and the grant will help support these efforts, said Dr. Lee Cheek, vice president for college advancement, which oversees Athletics.
“The Brewton-Parker Baron Club mission is to support our NAIA athletes and coaches as they develop their skills and talents by playing competitive sports and mentoring local students. They mentor local students by offering free camps, performing community service and participating in read-aloud sessions with area school classes. Our mission with these community service projects is to help local youth stay active and fit, and make life choices that involve education and sports over drugs and dropping out of school. We take all comers, regardless of their physical abilities or level of skill in the sport at hand. We also focus on fostering team work and character,” said Dr. Cheek.
The grant winner is determined by an online voting process. There is a limit of one vote per grant seeker per person per day. Voters email address will only be used to monitor the voting frequency restrictions.
To learn more about the grant, and to vote for Brewton-Parker College, go to http://www.nikebackyourblock.com/ApplicantProfile.aspx?ApplicantId=fdb9481c-7e7e-465b-8f23-815e5d37a60a. Or go to www.nikebackyourblock.com and search applicants applying through the Nike.com store.
Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college in south Georgia. With its main campus located in Mount Vernon, the college also offers bachelor’s and associate’s degrees at its three external sites in Newnan, Norman Park and Liberty County.