Girls on the Run of the Greater Piedmont announces creation of alumni scholarship

Posted at 11:21 PM on Feb 12, 2019


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Girls on the Run of the Greater Piedmont (GOTRGP) is proud to announce its first annual College Scholarship in honor of Rhylee Fielding. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development (PA-PYD) program that inspires 3rd through 8th grade girls to recognize their limitless potential and boldly pursue their dreams.

This scholarship program is named after Rhylee Fielding, who nearly 10 years ago, worked with Woodland Heights Elementary in Mooresville to launch the Girls on the Run program there. With a passion for fitness and female leadership, Rhylee dedicated her time to inspire her daughters and their peers to be joyful, healthy, and confident!

We were deeply saddened when, after many years of fighting cancer, Rhylee lost her battle in 2017. In her honor, GOTRGP has created this annual memorial scholarship to be awarded to college-bound GOTR alumni who have followed in Rhylee's footsteps to serve as a role model in our community.

College-bound high school seniors who will be entering college in the Fall 2019 and who participated in a minimum of one season of the Girls on the Run program are welcome to apply. To view the application or more information, please visit:

About Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development program for 3rd-8th grade girls that has served over one million girls across the country. Participants develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care, create positive connections with peers and adults and make a meaningful contribution to community and society. Each session is led by trained volunteer coaches who guide and mentor the girls. The 10-week program concludes with all participants completing a celebratory 5k event which gives them a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals.

The program is led by volunteer coaches and focuses on helping girls develop key life skills, such as cultivating confidence, responding to oneself and others with care, and creating positive connections. The teams also learn the value of giving back to their community through a service project. Each season culminates with a 5k event that celebrates the girls’ growth during the season.

To learn more about Girls on the Run of the Greater Piedmont, visit

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