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Letter from the Publisher: NPAR launches college scholarship fund

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Being a recent college graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University, I know firsthand how expensive college can be. I also have witnessed the hard work and dedication that it takes to be a successful athlete.

Throughout my years covering athletic events in the community, I observed the commitment that goes into playing a sport. Time management between homework, projects, studying and excelling during countless hours of practice and games can be a challenging task.

I have seen top athletes receive awards — most valuable player, record-breaking milestones, top scholar awards, etc. However, how many times do teams recognize the individual who simply persevered and never gave up?

Maybe an athlete had a good GPA, but wasn’t the top scorer in a game and did not make the most touchdowns or free throws.

What the player did have was endure all the challenges and maintained a positive attitude.

That is why the North Port Athletic Rewind is offering the NPAR Perseverance Scholarship during the 2017-2018 school year. We are looking to reward a high school athlete who never gave up, always came to practice on time, motivated other players and gave their all, day in and day out — on and off the field or court.

This scholarship fund will award a $500 scholarship to a high school senior athlete.

I take pride in giving back to my high school and community.

The money raised towards this scholarship fund comes from local advertisers. A portion of all advertising dollars we receive go directly into this fund. Currently, we are lucky to have deposited funds into this account with the help of Allstate agent Micah Smith, Nokido Ju-jitsu & Judo, and Cypress Bay Accounting.

Your help is what makes this possible. If you are a business owner and are interested in advertising, rates start at only $29. Together, we can unite the community through sports and recreation. Together, we can make a difference.


Tyler T. Gibson

More information will be posted about how and when to apply, scholarship deadlines, and more. Check back soon for details or check with your school’s guidance department and/or career lab. 


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