LakePoint Sports Announces C.H.A.M.P.I.O.N.S. Scholarship Recipients

LakePoint Sports Announces C.H.A.M.P.I.O.N.S. Scholarship Recipients

Mission, Vision, Purpose, and Values core to the organization’s “heart” and scholarship recipients’ success

ATLANTA (August 24, 2020) – LakePoint Sports, the nation’s premier youth sports destination located in the Metro Atlanta area, has announced the recipients of the inaugural LakePoint Sports C.H.A.M.P.I.O.N.S. Scholarship proudly supported by Coca-Cola Bottling Company United and Great American Cookies. This year, the organization will award two $1,000 scholarships to Christopher Snopek (baseball) from Madison, Miss., who is attending Harvard College, and Isabella Ferary (beach volleyball) from Marietta, Ga., who is enrolling at Georgia State University this fall. Snopek and Ferary both competed on campus during their youth sports career.

Each recipient wrote a 300-word essay describing one of the LakePoint Sports’ C.H.A.M.P.I.O.N.S. values and how they displayed it during their athletic career. They also had to provide a letter of recommendation, academic credentials, extracurricular activities, and highlights from their performance on the LakePoint Sports campus. These incredible recipients were selected out of over 50 applicants.

“As the premier youth sports destination in the country, we understand how sports can create transformational life skills, but a great education can further amplify a successful off-the-field future,” said Mark M. O’Brien, President and CEO, LakePoint Sports. As an organization, we clearly defined our Mission, Vision, Purpose, and Values; our MVPv. The C.H.A.M.P.I.O.N.S. Scholarship program is one small example of the heart of our organization and our commitment to our MVP and the athletes who compete at LakePoint Sports. We are proud to invest with our partners at Coca-Cola Bottling Company United and Great American Cookies in the continuing education of student athletes.”

“At Coca-Cola United, we are committed to educating the next generation of great leaders,” said Darren Hodges, division director at Coca-Cola Bottling Company United. “We are proud to support our partners at LakePoint Sports on their C.H.A.M.P.I.O.N.S. Scholarship.”

“Education has always been a passion of mine,” said Herb Cousin, multiple franchise owner of Great American Cookies. “I was thrilled to support the LakePoint Sports C.H.A.M.P.I.O.N.S. Scholarship.”

LakePoint Sports will award the scholarships annually to student-athletes that embody its C.H.A.M.P.I.O.N.S. values: Collaboration, Humility, Action-oriented, Mindfulness, Positivity, Integrity, Ownership mentality, Nice, and Servanthood. To learn more about LakePoint Sports’ mission, vision, purpose, and values, please visit For more information on the C.H.A.M.P.I.O.N.S. Scholarship, please visit


About LakePoint Sports

LakePoint Sports, the premier youth sports destination in the country, serves more than 30 sports year-round, including baseball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, lacrosse, gymnastics and cheer. A top economic driver in Georgia, the 1,300-acre LakePoint Sports campus features the 170,000-square-foot Champions Center with the world’s largest continuous wood floor where 12 full-court basketball games or 24 full-court volleyball games can play at once. In addition, the campus features eight Major League-sized baseball fields and three multi-use fields for soccer, lacrosse, rugby, and football, as well as a 10-court beach volleyball pavilion and a three-lake wakeboarding park. Based in greater Atlanta, the LakePoint Sports campus attracts more than 1 million visitor days a year, creating nearly $100 million in annual economic impact. LakePoint Sports is the official home to the training camp of the Harlem Globetrotters, and partners with Prep Baseball Report (PBR) and PlaySight Interactive. For more information, visit Contact: [email protected]