Bridge II Sports is named a 2018 GSK IMPACT Award Winner!

At a ceremony and reception on November 13 GlaxoSmithKline in partnership with the Triangle Community Foundation presented BIIS Founder and Executive Director Ashley Thomas $40,000 for the organization’s outstanding contributions to a healthier Triangle region through the power of adapted sports.  Celebrating 10 years in the Triangle Region, this highly competitive awards program recognizes only 10 organizations that are working hand-in-hand with the community to improve health.

Check out Ashley and Akeem in this great video produced by GSK

The winners were selected by a panel of local and national community leaders through a competitive process. The nonprofits needed to demonstrate innovative, measured and sustainable approaches to addressing at least one of the following six health factors: 1) Nutrition & Physical Activity, 2) Education, 3) Housing & Built Environment, 4) Employment & Income 5) Community Safety 6) Family & Social Support.

“Community health is about so much more than healthcare,” said Lori O’Keefe, President and CEO of Triangle Community Foundation. “It’s about feeling safe in our neighborhoods, being empowered as a community, having access to financial literacy tools, and the ability to put health first. By investing in thriving communities, families, and individuals, it means a healthier community for all.”

Bridge II Sports is grateful to all in our community that contribute to make our mission a reality and helped earn this distinguished award.