Charlotte, NC – WSOC-TV and National Amateur Sports (NAS) have announced a 2017-18 school year partnership that demonstrates WSOC’s commitment to local school districts through high school athletics and academics.


The partnership will be showcased through their assistance in promoting an athletics coaches’ tool to streamline data and content for high schools, as well as the StatSquad STEM program, which is a data analytics video curriculum for students interested in math and sports. NAS will offer this free of charge to any high school or middle school involved with the program.


In addition, WSOC will once again provide National Amateur Sports with their “Friday Night Lights Weather Forecast Presented by Severe Weather Center 9.” As the official forecaster for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Athletics, WSOC will develop a custom forecast with Steve Udelson and Charlotte’s only live local radar every Friday during the season for games around the area. NAS will promote the forecasts on social media and through email campaigns, as well as on the CMS Athletic Zone website, to keep the community informed.  Fans can also download the WSOC-TV Weather App to stay on top of what is happening minute-by-minute while they are at the field.


James Shipley, Founder and President of National Amateur Sports, explained, “We are extremely excited about the partnership with WSOC as it exemplifies their commitment to our communities and the students in these communities.”


The StatSquad STEM program provides an opportunity for students to collect, input, edit, and analyze the data from their very own athletic programs in a highly collaborative environment. The program will provide continuous improvement to athletics by delivering quality information to the online platform in order to make deeper connections within its community of students and families.


National Amateur Sports brings school communities and corporations together by building a community wide digital strategy. This digital strategy builds efficiencies in communication, simplifies the registration process, and reduces inequities across schools.


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