$10,000 reward helps author’s nonprofit purchase sports activities gear for underprivileged kids

For a quick second, a tear slipped via.

In these long-gone days as a highschool athlete, Rhiannon Potkey was a tricky, “rub just a little grime on it” kind of child.

Pores and skin a knee? Spit on it and transfer on.

That’s why that tear rubbed from her eye Tuesday was such a giant deal.

4 years’ value of knocking on doorways to make desires occur via her Goods4Greatness nonprofit had a $10,000 payoff at Academy Sports activities.

ESPN reporter Laura Rutledge, a buddy of Potkey’s, heard the knock and, because of her partnership with Academy Sports activities, it was answered.

“I get up each morning questioning if immediately would be the day one thing will come out of the blue to assist,” Potkey stated. “Right now was that day.”

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Following a ardour    

Potkey had been the College of Tennessee soccer beat author for the Information Sentinel for 3 years earlier than she left in 2017 to observe her ardour to begin Goods4Greatness.

The essential premise of it’s to focus on underprivileged kids who need assistance getting gear or different monetary help to be able to take part in sports activities.

“To have someone like Laura and Academy Sports do something like this for us has been amazing," Potkey said.

She is a conduit between faculty or different packages which have extra gear to donate to these in want. She additionally turns money donations into new gear or entry charges. She has helped greater than 3,000 kids nationwide up to now.

“There are such a lot of extra I wish to assist,” Potkey stated. “It may be overwhelming. But when I may help two or three youngsters per week, I do know I’m making progress.”