Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Coaches Endorse Mentoring Challenge

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Coaches Endorse Mentoring Challenge

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Nearly 400 coaches have endorsed Oklahoma's Coaches Mentoring Challenge, a statewide campaign to encourage sports fans to mentor young people in their communities.

Oklahoma's third annual Coaches' Mentoring Challenge is led by Oklahoma State University head football coach Mike Gundy and University of Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops in collaboration with state mentoring organizations and the Boren Mentoring Initiative, a program of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence.

In 2014, 3,340 Oklahomans signed up to mentor. In 2015 some 3,821 responded to the challenge. This year, organizers hope to build on that momentum by recruiting more than 4,000 mentors for Oklahoma youths.

Prospective volunteers can learn about mentoring opportunities in their community, and coaches can sign up to endorse the challenge, at www. …

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