35.5 F
Delaware
Monday, January 25, 2021

Standout Runner Connor Nisbet Gives Gatorade Grant to Leadership Group

Must Read

AmeriCorps members to help fight pandemic

This is ‘an opportunity to re-examine how we deliver health,’ U.S. Sen. Chris Coons said, noting he has five AmeriCorps members serving in his office.

Snow, sleet make for a hazardous weather outlook

The storm is huge, hitting the Plains, the mid-Atlantic and the gulf, so the big question is which areas get the nasty precipitation and which get rain.

Here’s how tech is being used to reduce the pain of Restore the Corridor

Small devices and a lot of technology are being used to ease travel when I-95 is redone through Wilmington. You can help, too.
Avatar
TSDhttps://new.delawarelive.com/townsquaredelaware/
TSD: Delaware’s best take on events, community and local life

Gatorade Player of the Year Connor Nisbet with Head Nora Reynolds (left), Varsity Track & Field Coach at Wilmington Friends, and Andrea Valentine with Strive: How You Lead Matters

Delaware Runner of the Year Connor Nisbet has designated a local organization that builds leadership through scholastic athletics as the recipient of a $1000 grant from Gatorade. The Wilmington Friends School junior was recently named the Gatorade Delaware Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year, a recognition that comes with the opportunity to identify a community beneficiary of the funds. 

Nisbet selected the nonprofit, Strive: How You Lead Matters.

 “I chose Strive for the Gatorade grant because I see the value of the work they do within my own team,” said Nisbet. “We use many of the skills and techniques from Strive’s leadership curriculum in our daily practice and team culture. I wanted to be part of providing the same opportunity our team has to learn these skills to underprivileged children in our community. I believe supporting our community is of utmost importance.”

Wilmington Friends School junior Connor Nisbet is the 2017-18 Gatorade Delaware Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year

The Gatorade Play It Forward program gives Gatorade Player of the Year athletes the opportunity to provide resources to youth athletes in their community by helping youth-based sports organizations and their programming. 

The Gatorade Player of the Year is an athletic award program that annually recognizes one state winner in each of the 50 states in 12 different sports. The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Nisbet as Delaware’s best high school boys cross country runner. He becomes a finalist for the Gatorade National Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year award to be announced in January.

Strive Sports Challenge: a thriving culture that combines a diverse student body with a research-based, student-centered curriculum

Strive executive director Andrea Valentine is grateful Nisbet chose to donate his winnings to support the young student-athletes her leadership team coaches. “Connor is one of the top student athletes in the country, and he richly deserves the Gatorade Player of the Year award — one of the most prestigious high school athletic awards in the nation,” she said.  

“We are honored that Connor recognized the value Strive’s leadership training provides to student athletes, coaches and teams by selecting Strive as the recipient of his Gatorade grant.”

Nisbet has had an exceptional career as both a tennis player and a runner. Just last week he won the state Indoor Track championships in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters, becoming the fastest 5,000-meter runner in Delaware history. He was also named Delaware’s Outstanding Boys Indoor Track Athlete by the state indoor track selection committee.


- Thank you to our sponsor -
- Thank you to our sponsor -
- Thank you to our sponsor -

Latest News

AmeriCorps members to help fight pandemic

This is ‘an opportunity to re-examine how we deliver health,’ U.S. Sen. Chris Coons said, noting he has five AmeriCorps members serving in his office.

Snow, sleet make for a hazardous weather outlook

The storm is huge, hitting the Plains, the mid-Atlantic and the gulf, so the big question is which areas get the nasty precipitation and which get rain.

Here’s how tech is being used to reduce the pain of Restore the Corridor

Small devices and a lot of technology are being used to ease travel when I-95 is redone through Wilmington. You can help, too.
- Thank you to our sponsor -
- Thank you to our sponsor -

More Articles Like This