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Kentucky State awarded NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Grant

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August 19, 2009

Frankfort, KY – The National Collegiate Athletic Association Foundation awarded Kentucky State University $2,000 as part of its CHAMPS/Life Skills grant program to implement programs on campus that will enrich the lives of the KSU student body. Only three such grants were offered to NCAA Division II schools.

CHAMPS – Challenging Athletes’ Minds for Personal Success – is committed to five goals:
•Academic Excellence
•Athletic Excellence
•Personal Development
•Career Development
•Service

The KSU Athletics Department will use the $2,000 to partner with the Student Life Center for Holistic Development and Programming and with the Student Government Association to enhance the programs they already have planned for this year that fit within the CHAMPS goals. That way, the entire student body, not just the student-athletes, will benefit from the funds, said Jamie Moore, academic coordinator for Athletics/senior woman administrator.

The NCAA foundation launched the CHAMPS program in 1994 to provide more development opportunities for student-athletes, helping students to focus not only on their athletic capabilities, but to concentrate on their academics, their career goals and marketable skills, giving back to their communities and perfecting their character, integrity and leadership skills.


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