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Destination Athlete® Gives Back to Communities With Annual Complete Athlete® Showcase Awards

Destination Athlete®, a leader in youth sports for more than ten years, has been on a mission to help youth and high school athletes get to their personal destination by providing a onestop resource for all of their team needs. The organization helps build better communities through athletes by providing them with the finest proper apparel and the safest equipment available. They also help teams with fundraising and events in their communities by creating awareness, raising money and bolstering team spirit. However, the story doesn’t end there. In order to tackle a deficit in the youth sports industry, Destination Athlete® created the Complete Athlete®360 platform. This approach takes youth athletic development further by addressing each child on a holistic level in four main areas: leadership, mental, wellness and educational. Programs can be customized to meet individual needs. In addition, athletes can take advantage of the free 360 app, an essential sports science resource library filled with useful articles, videos and insights from industry experts. Destination Athlete®

Winners of the Complete Athlete® Showcase Awards.

also gives back to communities with it’s annual Complete Athlete® Showcase, an awards ceremony that gives scholarships to wellrounded student athletes who display excellence not only in athletics but also academics, leadership and character. www.destinationathlete.com

Children’s Lighthouse Taps Shelly Pair as Director of Operations Fast-Growing Fort Worth-Based Early Learning School Franchise Expands Corporate Team and growing profitability for franchise and childcare brands,” said Michael Brown, president of Children’s Lighthouse Learning CentersSM. “Shelly’s demonstrated expertise in management and operations is exactly what we need as we continue to grow.”

Lighthouse Learning CentersSM, widely recognized as the leading values-based, early learning schools in the United States, announced today the appointment of Shelly Pair as Director of Operations.

Pair’s appointment comes on the heels of monumental growth for the early learning school franchise, which opened its 50th location in Richmond, Texas in February and has 30 schools in development. Notably, the brand recently announced Chrissy Barrow as Curriculum and Training Specialist, a new role at the Children’s Lighthouse corporate office.

Pair brings 26 years of operations, early education and franchise industry leadership experience to the fast-growing early learning school franchise.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of the growing Children’s Lighthouse team. Values-based early education is more in-demand than ever before, and I’m excited to join the industry leader,” said Pair. “I look forward to making an important impact for our franchisees and working with the team to drive continued success in the months and years ahead.”

“Shelly will play a key role for our brand and our franchisees through her proven track record of driving operational efficiencies

For more information on franchising opportunities, visit childrenslighthousefranchise.com

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