Cincinnati Public Schools athletics partners with LiUNA Local 265 to promote workforce opportunity

Cincinnati Public Schools athletics partners with LiUNA Local 265 to promote workforce opportunity

A new partnership between Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) and a local Ohio laborer’s union has proven beneficial for student athletes now and possibly in their future if they decide to head into the construction industry.   Financial support from the Cincinnati-based Laborers’ Local 265 — an affiliate of LiUNA (Laborers’ International Union of North America, AFL-CIO) representing 1,600 construction workers — resulted from a DistrictWON-facilitated partnership with the CPS Athletics Department. “LiUNA is a group that is out there working hard in the community and continues to partner to positively impact the lives and future of the Cincinnati community,” said…
Akron Public Schools embraces partnership with LiUNA Local 894 and opportunities for its students

Akron Public Schools embraces partnership with LiUNA Local 894 and opportunities for its students

Akron Public Schools (APS) in Ohio received a hefty contribution from a local labor union, which forged a partnership brokered by DistrictWON that also includes informing students and the community about opportunities that exist in the building and construction trades industry after graduation. Laborers Local Union No. 894, a chartered affiliate of LiUNA (Laborers’ International Union of North America, AFL-CIO), is headquartered in Akron, Ohio, and represents approximately 1,300 men and women in the building and construction trades industry. LiUNA Local 894 — whose members provide a skilled, in-demand workforce to more than 500 building and heavy highway contractors —…
School spirit surges at two Nevada high schools thanks to area businessman’s partnership

School spirit surges at two Nevada high schools thanks to area businessman’s partnership

Student athletes attending Nevada’s Mineral County High School (MCHS) and Churchill County High School (CCHS) are enjoying stronger school spirit bolstered in part by their newly provided uniforms from an area Farmers Insurance agent, according to athletic administrators and coaches at both schools.  “We can’t thank Curtis Isom and Farmers Insurance enough for all the support we have received,” said Pete Summerbell, athletic director at MCHS in Hawthorne, Nev. “This support has led to a tremendous surge in our school spirit and given our student athletes a lift in their self-esteem.” And the increased support, Summerbell said, has not gone unnoticed by…
Looking good: Buckeye Bucks team up with Medina, Ohio family-owned auto company

Looking good: Buckeye Bucks team up with Medina, Ohio family-owned auto company

The generosity of a local family-owned business partner is so important to Buckeye High School sports and the Medina, Ohio, community, says Buckeye High School Athletic Director Tom Harrington. “Knowing that we have a community partner like Medina Auto Mall means more positive opportunities for our student-athletes and we could not be more appreciative,” said Harrington. Medina Auto Mall is owned by the Panteck family, which also owns the Brunswick Auto Mart and multiple other dealerships in Cleveland. Chuck Steward, general manager of Medina Auto Mall, says the company is providing the Buckeye Bucks volleyball, softball, and girls cross country…
Wapakoneta Redskins reap rewards from local Farmers Insurance agent

Wapakoneta Redskins reap rewards from local Farmers Insurance agent

The athletics director at Wapakoneta High School in Ohio says donations from a local businessman prove that school-corporate partnerships benefit the entire community. “The support from local business and specifically Alan Davis Insurance has been tremendous, especially during the drop in spectator attendance due to outside factors,” said Wapakoneta High School Athletic Administrator Brad Rex. “Support like this from Alan Davis has helped us to continue to supply our student-athletes with the best opportunities possible.” As head of the Alan Davis Insurance Agency, a Farmers Insurance agent in Wapakoneta and Minster, Alan Davis has provided the high school with football jerseys…
Cleveland.com: Jesse Owens uniforms unveiled for East Tech and Rhodes in time for Tuesday’s city track championships

Cleveland.com: Jesse Owens uniforms unveiled for East Tech and Rhodes in time for Tuesday’s city track championships

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Rhodes and East Tech track and field teams got some new gear just in time for Tuesday’s city track championships. The Cleveland area company DistrictWON obtained permission from Jesse Owens’ family and the Jesse Owens Trust to provide new customized uniforms to the two Cleveland Metropolitan School District schools.
Crain's Cleveland Business: Senate Live provides free streaming network for CMSD sports

Crain's Cleveland Business: Senate Live provides free streaming network for CMSD sports

Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) partners with DistrictWON to bring live streaming video of high school sporting events to the students and families.
Down With The Dig - Reaching Students with Pete Fitzpatrick

Down With The Dig - Reaching Students with Pete Fitzpatrick

CEO of DistrictWon, Pete Fitzpatrick discusses how to Reach Students through high school sponsorship programs on the Ohio Laborers Podcast Down With The Dig. This podcast is for those building North America every day in the construction industry. Matt and Shella discuss a variety of topics and interview guests regarding trends in the constructon and labor trades. The latest in protection, safety, training, and regulations. A presentation of Ohio Laborers’ District Council. Listen Now
Foundation of Collegiate, Pro Sports is Falling Into Disrepair

Foundation of Collegiate, Pro Sports is Falling Into Disrepair

High school athletics are the primary foundation for the big leagues' big money, yet they are still struggling financially.
Sports Business Journal: Foundation of collegiate, pro sports is falling into disrepair

Sports Business Journal: Foundation of collegiate, pro sports is falling into disrepair

For the first time in 30 years, in its annual survey, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) reported a decrease in overall athletic participation at the high school level. Of note, football declined for the fifth year in a row to the lowest mark in 20 years. Surprisingly, boys and girls basketball also dropped, with the latter category falling to its lowest number since 1992-93! Numerous studies have tried to explain this decline, but a common theme in all of them is “tough economics.” In other words: there’s not enough money. Let me say that again: not…