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Ashworth College Knights Claim Flag Football Title, Donate Prize to Pancreatic Cancer Research

on Monday, 28 January 2019.

Ashworth College Knights 2018 ZogSports Atlanta Flag Football Champions

NORCROSS, GA. - It was all fun and games when Ashworth College staff members put in overtime during the fourth quarter of 2018 by participating in ZogSports Atlanta’s Co-Ed Flag Football season. The recreational league met for its championship game on Dec. 18, 2018, and the Knights defeated local engineering firm Newcomb & Boyd. To celebrate the win, ZogSports Atlanta made a donation on behalf of Ashworth College to PurpleStride, part of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN).

ZogSports began coordinating social sports leagues throughout the U.S. in 2002 with a mission to combine recreational athletics, community, and charity. Rather than awarding trophies to end-of-season champions, ZogSports donates 10% of net proceeds and 100% of the game season’s Happy Hour contributions to the winning team’s charity of choice. The Knights selected PanCAN to honor Gary Keisling, long-time Ashworth College President and CEO who succumbed to pancreatic cancer in 2012. Keisling, who dedicated his career to improving educational opportunities for underserved populations, spent more than two decades as an executive in distance education. Ashworth College also honors its former leader with the Gary Keisling Ashworth College Continuing Education for Student Success Scholarship (ACCESS) Program. ACCESS awards are presented to deserving students enrolled at any of its online schools

The Ashworth College Knights 2018 ZogSports Atlanta Flag Football team included Bo Sonii, DeMarkus Thomas, and Chanel Thompson from admissions; Brian Robinson and Jackel Peters from education services; Corey Brown and Merlene George from finance; Shawn Bryant and Stephanie Foster from marketing; and James Barnes, Akilah Estrada, Isaiah Jupiter, Olivia Kirk, and Ebony Morris from student services.

For more information about the Gary Keisling ACCESS Program, please visit www.ashworthcollege.edu/news/2019-access-college-scholarship-applications-available/.

About Ashworth College

The Ashworth College family of online schools includes Ashworth College, Madison School of Healthcare, PCDI Canada, and James Madison High School. All three post-secondary schools are nationally-accredited online institutions that provide flexible and affordable education through more than 125 career-focused programs in the high-demand fields of healthcare, technology, business, creative services, education, legal studies, and trades while James Madison High School is a regionally-accredited secondary school that provides college prep and general education diploma programs to students of all ages. Since its founding 30 years ago, about 350,000 students have graduated from Ashworth College or its subsidiaries with diplomas, professional certificates, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. For more information, visit www.ashworthcollege.edu/why-ashworth/our-online-schools/.

Ashworth College, Madison School of Healthcare, and PCDI Canada are accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). James Madison High School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) and by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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