The Campaign: "Brandon Gives Back" is a pay-it-forward for North Carolina's children. Specifically, we are raising funds to assist 30 future health and physical education teachers (read "undergraduate students") to interact with the country's most inspiring health and physical education teachers as they share their motivational lessons, teaching stories and ideas at the 2021 Virtual SHAPE America National Convention on April 13-17, 2021. Costs are $95/student.
Brandon Nicholson's Story: I am currently a student at Campbell University and the owner of Impact Personal Training. I am creating this GoFundMe event in the form of a "4x4x48 Challenge." This is an endurance event where participants will run 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours. This event was created by a retired Navy SEAL by the name of David Goggins. Goggins has an incredible life story where he has over come odds time and time again.
My Cause: We are requesting donations for NC SHAPE (formerly known as NCAAHPERD-SM) to pay for a group of 30 university students who desire to be the very best educators for the future children and youth of North Carolina. This cadre of future educators will learn from the finest and most talented physical education teachers on the planet!
My Why: With the help of organizations like NC SHAPE, we can champion the next generation become more physically active by providing our health and physical educators with the best training possible. I feel it is far better to be proactive than reactive when it comes to our children's chronic illness. This can be achieved through the early adoption of being more physically active while in school.