March 16, 2017

LINKING SPORTS & COMMUNITIES: ARIZONA

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“HOW IT ALL BEGAN…”

Linking Sports & Communities (LSC) was started in 2004. It was a program hosted by The Leadership Consortium. “Our original mission,” says Founder Denise Meridith, “Was to enhance the relationships among athletes, sports organizations and the communities in Arizona.” One way of accomplishing that has been working with all the professional sports to encourage student athletes to stay in school, lead healthy lifestyles and be financially responsible. LSC became its own 501 (c) (3) charitable non-profit in 2010.

 

LSC Arizona is “an association of associations,” working with over 40 academic institutions, professional sports teams, non-profits, governments, and private businesses. LSC Arizona, in cooperation with others, hosts educational workshops, sports and health clinics, and other sports-related activities every year. It also recognizes athletes, organizations and students who make significant contributions to their communities. LSC Arizona’s signature annual events include: The Community Leadership Awards, NASCAR Weekends with Phoenix International Raceway, Military Family Appreciation Night and Arizona Youth Sports Day.

 

 

MEET OUR TEAM

Denise Meredith
Founder/Regional Director LSC Arizona

Denise Meridith earned a BS in wildlife biology from Cornell University and an MPA from University of Southern California. Founder of Linking Sports & Communities, a youth sports non-profit, which enhances the relationships among athletes, sports organizations in Arizona, since 2004

 

 

 

Linking Scholars 101: College Preparatory

“LINKING SCHOLARS 101”
Arizona State University Campus Tours & Student Workshops
As the most important segment of a high school career, the anticipation of life after 12th grade is at the top of the list of priorities for many students–with a range of topics, such as essay construction, application submissions, academic funding, scholarship, and campus life. This 2-day workshop is geared to assist youth in guidance towards a successful future after high school.

SESSION I: General campus tour and introduction to college life

SESSION II: General workshop on various aspects of First year College Academics.

(Fall Program)

“LINKING SCHOLARS 101: ASU”

OCT-07-2017

SESSION 2: College Preparatory Event Hosted by LSC

Linking Sports & Communities host our very first College Preparatory workshop featuring Arizona State University.

EVENT TIME: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

EVENT LOCATION: ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

McCord Hall – 300 E. Lemon St. – Tempe AZ 85287

THIS WORKSHOP IS ONLY OPEN TO STUDENTS GRADES 6-12

FOR STUDENT RSVP TO ATTEND OUR FALL 2017 LINKING SCHOLARS 101 WORKSHOP Please Click Here

 

 

 

 

“OUR FUTURE LEADERS SET GOALS”

OCT-07-2017

SESSION 2 of our Fall 2017 Linking Scholars College Prep Workshop!!!

LSC Arizona had pleasure of hosting the Awesome Students of Arizona’s “Teen Court” at Session 2 of our Fall 2017 Linking Scholars 101: College Prep Workshop! Our future leaders took time out to share with us their goals thru the craft of public speaking. SPECIAL THANKS to our guest speaker Usman Karriem, Arizona State University, and LSC Staff for making our Workshop a HUGE SUCCESS!!!!

 

 

Linking Scholars 101: College Prep

SEP-07-2017

Linking Sports & Communities hosted our very first College Preparatory workshop featuring Arizona State University. Such an honor to have a phenomenal group of brilliant students at our very first College Prep Workshop! As one of our predominant programs, we seek to empower and assist in guidance to students during their high school to college transition. Special Thanks to the ASU School of Business for hosting us!

 

 

“UPI Education’s STEM Workshop & Panel”

JUL- 15 -2017

Such an Honor for LSC President Cameron, and Founder Denise to be a part of the Komputer Ed Workshop & Panel Discussion. Special Thanks to UPI Education for hosting such a wonderful event in support of STEM Education. We Look forward to the growth of the STEM youth summer camp.

 

 

“2017 Military Family Appreciation Night”

MAR- 31 -2017

Great evening with our Heroes and their families for our 2017 Military Family Appreciation night. Congratulations to the Phoenix Coyotes of their awesome win against the Washington Capitals!!!

     

 

“1st Annual LSC AZ Weekend”

MAR- 17-18 -2017

A Jam packed weekend filled with lots of family fun and excitement! LSC Arizona celebrated a 3-Day extravaganza with a Meet & Greet, an afternoon with the Views of Camping World 500 NASCAR Race, and Fun Photography with “Photographers of Color”. Special thanks to all of our LSC AZ Families, Friends, and Partners who came out to support our events!! Hope to see you join us next year!!

 

“2ND ANNUAL YOUTH SPORTS DAY”

SEP-23-2016 
Special thanks to all of the talented Professional Athletes as well as our our wonderful LSC Staff/Volunteers, for giving a memorable day to the youth of Phoenix.

   

 

“2015 COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARDS”

SEPT-02-2015

Congratulations to the Amazing Honorees of This year’s Leadership awards. A memorable evening filled with prominent leaders and important local figures. To our Winners, we appreciate your service and dedication to our community. Keep up the Great work!!!

 

“CHASE FOR THE SPRINT CUP”

MAR-02-2014

“We have arrived at a format that makes every race matter even more, diminishes points racing, puts a premium on winning races and concludes with a best-of-the-best, first-to-the-finish line showdown race – all of which is exactly what fans want,” -NASCAR

Such a BLAST hanging out in the pitt with all of NASCAR Mega stars!! LSC Gives Special thanks to community relations of NASCAR. Extremely excited for next year’s event.

    

CONNECT WITH US!!

Here at Linking Sports & Communities we are always welcoming new Programs, Sponsors, Partnerships, and more. If you are interested in contributing to our wonderful program in anyway, feel free to contact us at LSCArizona@LinkingSports.org