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NWBA Announces Fifth Installment of the “NWBA Webinar Series presented by ABC Medical”

By NWBA, 09/08/20, 10:15AM CDT


Next segment scheduled for September 9 at 6:30 p.m. MDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -The National Wheelchair Basketball Association is excited to announce the second installment of the NWBA Webinar Series presented by ABC Medical, an informational series focused on helping NWBA members build knowledge, skills and abilities on focused topics. Creating resources for NWBA members is critical to helping sustain and grow the sport. Webinar topics were selected based on feedback from membership and will be presented by NWBA members who are skilled in those particular areas. 
The next webinar, Growing your Adaptive Sports Program by partnering with Community Donors & Fundraising Campaigns, will take place on Wednesday, September 2nd at 6:30 p.m. Mountain time. This session will be presented by Mike Godsey and Megan Welty. The focus of this segment will focus on cultivating donor relations and executing fundraising campaigns to help fund a wheelchair basketball program/team. Topics will include donor relationships, step-by-step process of “making the ask” to donors, and execution of a virtual fundraising campaign. This segment will hopefully help teams/programs educate themselves on how to create funding opportunities through donors in their communities. Mike and Megan bring years of experiences and knowledge in this area. (See Bio Below)

The NWBA Webinar Series will be conducted virtually via GoToMeeting. All interested NWBA members are encouraged to participate in this webinar segment by using the information below:
2020 NWBA Webinar on Donors & Fundraising
Wed, September 9, 2020 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (MDT)

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Megan Welty, Adaptive Sports and Recreation Department manager, joined Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute (CKRI) in January 2014. Prior to joining CKRI, she was organizing recreation programs for a variety for organizations and guiding inclusive wilderness programs for individuals with and without disabilities. Megan holds an undergraduate degree in Recreation Management from University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. Megan is married with a one and a half year old and another on the way. She is a life-long skier, outdoor enthusiast, and is passionate about inclusion and the power of recreation. 

Mike Godsey is the small business owner from Charlotte, NC. He's been coaching in the Junior Division for 21 years, is the Director of the Charlotte Rollin' Hornets Basketball Program, and founded of their 100% volunteer-run 501(c)3 non-profit, Abilities Unlimited of the Carolinas, in 2005.  He has a BBA from James Madison University with a concentration in Accounting, is a Certified Public Accountant in North Carolina and while at JMU, was their Head Basketball Manager of the Men's Basketball team for 2 years under Hall of Fame Coach Lefty Driesell. He was an Assistant Coach for the Junior Varsity National Championship in 2009 and Head Coach for the Prep National Championship in 2018.  He joined the NWBA Board of Directors in 2019 and was elected as Treasurer by his Board peers.  Godsey was also awarded the 2010 NWBA's "Bill & Julie Duncan" Good Guy Award, the NWBA's 2018 David Ruback "Legacy Award" and 2019's Partners For Parks Joe Cogdell Non-Profit Volunteer of the Year, (Charlotte, NC). Mike is married, father of two, hobbies focus on his passion for wheelchair basketball, mission trips, and helping others.