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Take the Live 5 Challenge by March 1!

Want to win $1,000 for your school's favorite service project?

Is there a special clinic, mission trip or other community engagement activity that could use your help?

Take the NAIA Champions of Character Live 5 Challenge, a contest among NAIA schools that have had all of their student-athletes complete the Learn to Live 5 online course by March 1, 2014.

Conferences with 100% participation are also eligible for a $500 grant for conference projects.

Don’t wait, the course takes only 20 minutes!  Go to today

Watch for who’s in the running on, Facebook and Twitter

•  Total number of student-athletes for each school is based on the institution’s 2013-14 Declaration of Intent x the postseason official party for that sport.
•  Campus Character Liaisons can monitor progress at with their admin logins
•  Any school that meets the criteria since the launch of the course last September will be included in the drawing.
• Contest ends midnight March 1.
•  Drawing will be supervised by NAIA Senior Vice President for Character Initiatives Lori Thomas; winner will be announced March 5, 2014.
•  Check will be mailed to the winner’s athletics department.

50 in the running ....

All student-athletes at these schools have completed the course as of FEB 28:

Tips on how they made it happen...

Central Methodist -  Reserved a large computer lab on campus over a three day period with 1 hour windows and had each of our teams sign up for a time slot to compete the training. We had head phones and boom before you know it 99% of our athletes we're complete.

Olivet Nazarene – Our AD set the tone this fall with our first athletic department staff meeting and then with our athlete welcoming meeting. Champions of Character is always on the agenda! As the liaison all I had to do was make it available to all of our head coaches and ask to see how many of the teams could be 100%.

Concordia (Calif) —  I sent an email to all coaches to have the student/athletes participate in the LIVE 5 training.  My athletic director then supported the push to have all the student/athletes do it.  We were very successful with ALL our student/athletes and coaches.

Lindsey Wilson - We forwarded the flyer  to all of our coaches and asked them to have their student-athletes complete the course.  We included instructions on how to register and fill out the registration page.  The coaches who were most effective in getting full participation in a timely manner were those who reserved computer lab times for their student-athletes to complete the course as a team.

University of the Cumberlands – We presented the entire program to the coaches in our weekly Athletic Department meeting.  We asked each coach to set aside a time to have their team go through the online training.  As each team completed the training, the coach of that sport reported back to me.  We gave the coaches a deadline.  Most teams have designated study times throughout the week and I think some used that time to complete the online course.

Indiana Tech - As a Department of Athletics, we announced to all Head Coaches the importance of the training.  The A.D. was instrumental in communicating the emphasis and urgency of the training.  Our CoC coordinator was also the “point  person” for collecting all the Live 5 training correspondence and communication to other coaches.  We instituted a deadline of Oct. 25th, 2013 for ALL Coaches to get their S-A’s through the online training.

uburn University Montgomery
Benedictine College
Bethel University (Tenn.)
Blue Mountain College
Brewton Parker
Calumet College of St. Joseph
Central Methodist University
Columbia College (S.C.)
Columbia College (Mo.)
Concordia University (Calif.)
Concordia Univeristy, (Ore.)
Faulkner University
Huntington University
Indiana Institute of Technology
Jarvis Christian
John Brown University

Kansas Wesleyan University
Lawrence Technological University
Lindsey Wilson College
Louisiana State University Alexandria
Martin Methodist
Menlo College
Olivet Nazarene University
Purdue Calumet
Southern Polytechnic State University
St. Louis School of Pharmacy
University of Antelope Valley
University of Houston - Victoria
University of Jamestown
University of Rio Grande
University of the Cumberlands
University of Victoria
Valley City State
Viterbo University
Webber International University
William Carey
William WoodS