Tuesday, August 28, 2012

SI hunting prep football program that's persevered

Sports Illustrated and POWERADE have launched a nationwide search for a high school that has persevered through hardship.

Sports Illustrated editors have already selected nine of the 10 schools that will be featured throughout the 2012 high school football season. The magazine is interested in “underdog” schools that have “overcome obstacles that include dilapidated facilities, crime-ridden communities, severe funding deficits and disasters, both person and natural,” according to a release.

The public can nominate a team on the magazine’s Facebook page:

Submissions will be accepted through Oct. 23. The team that is selected will receive a $25,000 program grant and a trip to New York City.

“The genuine teamwork, perseverance and sportsmanship we’ve found at these high schools are remarkable and make for extremely compelling editorial content,” said BJ Schecter, executive editor of SI.com, in the release. “This series illustrates that the most inspirational sports stories don’t always come from the pros or big budget programs.”

-- Corey Inscoe

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/08/28/3475919/providence-day-golfer-cichan-commits.html#storylink=cpy


Anonymous said...

Anson or Richmond counties... crime and drug infested, poverty stricken, and any other negative you can think of. However, sports are what keep many young kids out of trouble and send them to college, and pursue positive lifestyles.

Anonymous said...

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