Thomas P. Walsh, Chairman/CEO
Phone: 605.361.7714, ext. 3208
SIOUX FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT WELCOMES NEBRASKA
FOOTBALL LEGEND AND TEAMMATES MENTORING FOUNDER TOM OSBORNE,
EVENT TO KICK OFF TEAMMATES MENTORING OF SIOUX FALLS
January 3rd, 11:00am
201 E 38th
St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105
SIOUX FALLS, SD –
January 2, 2020.
GreatLIFE Cares Foundation welcomes
Nebraska football legend and the program’s founder Tom Osborne to speak January
3rd, 11am at The Instructional Planning Center. The former
University of Nebraska coach and state representative will speak on the value
of mentoring and help announce Sioux Falls TeamMates.
The Sioux Falls School Board acknowledges that there is a waiting list in excess of several hundred students that could benefit from having a mentor. The Board recognizes TeamMates as an organization with a successful history of providing mentors to school aged children.
Last year, TeamMates served more than 10,000 youth in more than 170 communities across Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas, Wyoming and Iowa. Mentors meet with their mentees one-on-one in school, once a week, during the academic year. They help students identify their gifts and talents, assist with homework and spend time just talking.
Lora Hayes, Sioux Falls TeamMates Executive Director says, “We are proud to bring this partnership to Sioux Falls. The value of mentoring is proven and indisputable. Everyone excels through mentoring partnerships.”
Mentees can be nominated one of three ways. They can be nominated by a parent, a school staff member, or self-nominate. Mentors are matched with mentees based on interests and life experiences.
GreatLIFE Cares Foundation, the
philanthropic arm of GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness Club joins the partnership
with TeamMates to serve local middle and high school students in the Sioux
Falls School District. The foundation’s $80,000 contribution will help students
achieve high school graduation by providing weekly mentorship to students.
“Every young person deserves to have someone to turn to,” says GreatLIFE CEO/HCL Tom Walsh Sr. “The mission of the TeamMates Mentoring Program is to impact the world by
inspiring youth to reach their full potential.”
TeamMates is one of the many programs supported by
GreatLIFE Cares Foundation. The launch of TeamMates is in support of January
National Mentoring Month and the City of Sioux Falls’ call to encourage more
citizens to mentor.
To become a mentor, make a donation or learn more
about the TeamMates of Sioux Falls program, please visit siouxfallsteammates.org.
TeamMates Mentoring Program began in 1991 with the vision of University of
Nebraska Head Football Coach Tom Osborne and his wife Nancy. TeamMates is a school-based,
one-to-one mentoring program. The focus of the mentoring relationship is for an
adult volunteer to help build a positive relationship with a student to help
them reach their full potential. The program serves thousands of boys and girls
across Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Wyoming and South Dakota with mentors and
mentees from all walks of life. For more information, visit https://teammates.org.
At GreatLIFE, our mission is to
enrich the lives of families and individuals through golf, fitness
and healthy lifestyles. GreatLIFE has 22 golf locations, 22 fitness facilities,
5 bowling alleys and
4 additional partners in health. With unlimited access for members, the company
is committed to offering the best in value, convenience and hospitality
throughout the region. In addition, the GreatLIFE Cares Foundation is committed
to making a difference in the lives of children, families and charitable organizations.
Learn more at www.joingreatlife.com .