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$10k in Scholarships to be Awarded by Friendly Chevrolet & VYPE
February 26, 2013VYPE MAGAZINE - DFW
VYPE DFW Staff Reporting
VYPE’s mission has always been focused on celebrating the accomplishments of student-athletes with family-friendly, 100% positive story content. So, partnering with like-minded businesses is a must, as they enable VYPE to achieve this mission. Friendly Chevrolet is a family-owned business with deep community roots, an enduring brand; the perfect fit as the founding sponsor of VYPE’s Run Deep $2,500 Scholarship Challenge.
Co-developed by VYPE & Dealership Principal, Mark Eddins, the annual events provide an opportunity for eligible high school seniors to participate and apply for a $2,500 scholarship, while athletes in grades 9-11 also participate in skill development, receiving hands-on instruction. However, the most important aspect of these events is the off-the-field training, regarding teamwork, dedication, character, integrity & civic duty. The recurring series also features VYPE’s Edu-Camp, a seminar that educates parents and student-athletes on health & wellness, eligibility, recruiting, trainers and camps, along with the dos and don’ts of social media and how it affects the recruiting process.
No stranger to hard work, Mr. Eddins began working for his dad, Roy Eddins, at just 14 years old. Just like his dad, he began in the parts department and now continues the family tradition as owner of one of the most successful automotive franchises in the U.S. – Friendly Chevrolet at Inwood & Stemmons Freeway.
Run Deep hopes to start a new family tradition of annual participation in the scholarship challenge and camps, gaining knowledge and insight that inspires young men & women to pursue and accomplish their dreams. VYPE’s Run Deep $2,500 Scholarship Challenge kicks-off early this year, with a series of Edu-Camp-type events including football, basketball, baseball/softball and soccer challenges, which run through the spring semester. Athleticism, academics and community action, coupled with an essay on what “Run Deep” means to applicants, define the selection process, with scholarship recipients being announced before the spring semester ends.