Brandy Singleton has been named Executive Director of PlaySafe effective September 26, 2022. The South Carolina-based nonprofit works to educate, promote, support, and foster healthy lifestyles, wellness, and safe athletic participation in active youth, young adults, and the community at large. Singleton will manage all day-to-day operations at PlaySafe as well as lead comprehensive marketing and fund development strategies. Her passion for health, safety, wellness, and promoting community-based nonprofits will help to further PlaySafe’s mission and growth throughout the twelve counties served in South Carolina and Georgia.
“The PlaySafe Board of Directors is thrilled to welcome Brandy Singleton as our new Executive Director,” states Dr. Chris Clemow, Chairperson, PlaySafe Board of Directors. “Having been in the nonprofit sector in Anderson County and statewide for multiple years, Brandy will be quite an asset to our organization.”
Singleton has an extensive background in nonprofit management and most recently held several roles during her eleven years at The United Way of Anderson County, including Vice President of Community Impact and State Director of the South Carolina Disaster Corps. She's served the Anderson community and our state by serving on many boards and has remained committed to improving our communities. Singleton is a firm believer that one should never stop learning and was most recently awarded an Executive Certificate for her Completion of The Nonprofit Financial Stewardship Program, April 2022, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
“I am thrilled to be joining the outstanding team that is in place at PlaySafe. My entire career has been spent helping individuals and communities meet pressing needs. PlaySafe addresses one of those needs by ensuring the safety of our student athletes while they participate in something that brings them joy; Sports. Providing sports medicine services and certified athletic trainers for all secondary schools is not something that should be a wish. It is a necessity. This program and its athletic trainers have saved multiple lives.
PlaySafe programs and athletic trainers are something that all students and coaches should have access to,” says Singleton. “My goal is to increase awareness and understanding of the impact that our programs have on schools, the community, and our young people.”
PlaySafe was started in 2011 with the goal of educating, promoting, supporting, and fostering healthy lifestyles, wellness, and safe athletic participation in active youth, young adults, and the community-at-large. Unfunded by the state, sports medicine services are unavailable at many secondary schools and yet certified athletic trainers are critical to safe and healthy athletic participation. PlaySafe currently provides and funds athletic trainers in twelve counties in South Carolina and Georgia to fulfill its mission of keeping young athletes safe.
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