Welcome to the Endure Athletics Podcast. This podcast is dedicated to telling the story behind Endure Athletics, where the mission is to enrich the lives of the homeless children and youth living in our community. Endure equips them with the necessary life skills, education support, and Christ-Centered mentorship so that they can break their generational cycle of poverty. Listen in as host Joel Bigelow interviews key supporters, staff/board members, and other notable community leaders involved with the organization. To support Endure Athletics visit endureathletics.org/donate.
Secretary of the Board - Janna Findley
"Janna and I worked together for a few years at Steel Technologies before I left to start Endure. She graciously joined our Board in the early years and still serves faithfully today. I am thankful for your commitment for the betterment of our community.
President of the Board - Sam Johnson
Today I get to introduce you to Sam Johnson, Ph.D. Sam is an Assistant Professor at Middle Tennessee in the Department of Health and Human Performance – Exercise Science. She is also the President of our Board of Directors and has been involved in our organization for the past 6 years.
BONUS Episode: Murfreesboro.com Podcast Interview with Joel
Joel Bigelow the Founder of Endure Athletics joins the show! Endure Athletics' mission is to enrich the lives of the homeless youth population here in Rutherford County. They do this through afterschool programs, summer camps, Saturday Morning breakfast meetups, and more! The work being done by Endure is truly amazing and very needed in our community! To support their mission visit endureathletics.org!
Corporate Supporter - United Real Estate
Today we welcome Rick Murr & Curran Scarlata owners of United Real Estate of Middle TN. United was one of Endure Athletics' early corporate partners because of both Curran and Rick’s deep conviction in giving back to the local community. Both are successful entrepreneurs, fathers, and strong men of Christ.
Meet The Staff - Corey Gray and True Kraner
In this episode, I have the pleasure of introducing you to two of our full-time staff members, Assistant Program Director Corey Gray & Lead Youth Development Coach True Kraner. Corey comes to us from Middle Tennessee with his undergrad in Exercise Science and has been a part of Endure for nearly 6 years.
True has a marketing degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, attends New Vision, and is married to his beautiful wife Lindsey. We are excited to see how God continues to work through these two!
Colonel Tom Isom Joins the Show
Colonel Tom Isom has been one of the earliest and longest supporters of all things Endure. He has helped with Saturday morning volunteer sessions, he has provided meals for kids to have over the weekend to keep them from going days without food, he has helped with holiday meals (Thanksgiving and Christmas), several fundraising initiatives, and much more! Colonel is passionate about serving his community and truly believes in the mission of Endure Athletics. Thank you for everything Colonel!