Priority Staffing Group is now partnering with one of Murfreesboro’s well-known non-profits, Endure Athletics. Chris Nichols, Tennessee’s Director of Business Development & Operations, was recently added to the non-profit’s Board of Directors.
Chris decided to join the Board of Directors because of the mission of this non-profit organization. “Sports made me who I am. It gave me lifelong friends and taught me the value of hard work. Partnering with Endure Athletics to help make an impact in the lives of Murfreesboro youth is an incredible opportunity.”
He also adds that “Joel and Jeannie started Endure Athletics with the mindset that they were looking to break the cycle of poverty. I can’t think of a better purpose than using sports to give these great kids a hand up in their life journey.”
Endure Athletics was formed in 2015 by Joel Bigelow and his wife Jeannie to serve the homeless youth of Murfreesboro. The organization provides a fee-free, safe, structured and encouraging environment to participate in fitness, athletics, literacy and Christ-Centered mentorship. Using sports as a catalyst, Endure Athletics is able to connect with the children and begin a relationship. These relationships have a powerful positive effect on each child’s personal, academic and spiritual well-being, which includes prayer & devotional time.
Each week, Endure Athletics utilizes their Saturday Fitness & Fun program to provide homemade breakfast to their youth while using the positive benefits such as team-building, conflict resolution and physical activity to increase each child’s confidence and feeling of acceptance.
Throughout the year, Endure Athletics takes the youth on trips to Nashville Sounds games at First Tennessee Park, Middle Tennessee State athletic events, Nashville Predators practices and to visit the Tennessee Titans training camp.
Additionally, Endure provides an after-school program aided by MTSU graduate students and retired Rutherford County teachers to assist the youth with school work and class projects. “We personally believe that changing generational poverty can end at the university,” Joel said.
To learn more about the mission and vision of Endure Athletics, visit their website.
If you are interested in learning how to sponsor a child or making a capital gift to Endure Athletics, contact Chris Nichols at Chris@PriorityStaffingGroup.com.