Sports In Schools Hire’s Program Director

SIS Celebrates 10 Year Milestone With Staff Increase In Anticipation Of Programming Growth 

[Seattle, WA] Sports in Schools, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of students in need through sports in schools will celebrate it’s 10th year anniversary in 2019. Programming has steadily increased over the years and the organization has taken an important step and has hired our first Program Director who will work closely with the Executive Director, Kyleen Niccolls, and the current Board of Directors. 

Our new Program Director, Christina Broadwin, brings over 15+ years of experience working and volunteering in various capacities with corporations, non-profits and other community organizations. Ms. Broadwin holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and a B.S. in Finance from Butler University. She is very community oriented and most enjoys activities where she can make a meaningful difference in the lives of youth. Christina will be overseeing the planning, implementation and evaluation of all of the Sports in Schools programming while helping to develop a growth strategy and forge additional partnerships to positively impact more youth throughout Washington. Christina states that “For many in-need students their participation in sports is a literal lifeline, providing both an outlet as well as opportunity for them to be part of a team, learn life skills and live a healthier life style. I am proud to be a part of the Sports in Schools team and hope that we can increase the number of student athletes we impact and open up horizons for them that would otherwise not exist. “ 

Kyleen Niccolls the current Executive Director states that “Sports in Schools is ready to launch into a new phase of growth and having Christina on our team will allow us to expand our reach and have an even bigger impact on the students in need in our community”. 

Middle School Tennis Is In Full Swing

One of the top priorities of Sports in Schools is increasing opportunities for more students to participate in school sports. And this fall we did that! Four weeks ago, 80 middle school students from five difference Seattle Middle Schools took to five difference tennis courts to spend their after school time learning a new sport, making new friends and creating life-long memories. SIS was able to donate uniform shirts, tennis balls and ball hoppers, and, thanks to Top Spin, we were able to donate 20 rackets per team. These students from Asa Mercer, Washington, Aki Kurose, Denney and South Shore Middle Schools will compete in a jamboree on October 28 from 3:45pm-6:15pm at Amy Yee Tennis Center. Sports in Schools will be there cheering these students on! Come and join us!

Our First Trip East

On Tuesday, August 30th, Founder Will Niccolls and Executive Director Kyleen Niccolls loaded the kids in the mini van and headed east over the mountains! Our destination: Lake Roosevelt High School on the Colville Indian Reservation in Coulee Damn, Washington. Last Spring, the LRHS School Board approved the creation of girls soccer but was not able to provide any funding for equipment. Sports in Schools was honored to provide this amazing group with new uniforms including home and away jerseys, socks, shorts and soccer balls. We delivered the items to the coach's home where we were welcomed by the coach, the Athletic Director, a school board member and the entire team of girls all of which were so excited and grateful for the support of Sports in Schools. For some of these girls, this is the first opportunity they have had to play on a team. This is thanks to YOU, our supporters, who make it possible to keep kids off the sidelines and in the game!