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North Carolina Sports Association

HEADQUARTERS

North Carolina Sports Association

North Carolina

Affiliates of Gaston County Tourism Development

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North Carolina Sports Association

North Carolina Sports Association (NCSA)

Recently held a Diversity Summit for which member communities all across the state came together to learn how to become a truly inclusive and welcoming destination.

NCSA is a Member of:


Compete Sports Diversity Council

A group with 150+ member organizations reaching 250,000 leaders, athletes and fans. The mission of the Compete Sports Diversity Council is to bring together leaders, athletes, fans and professionals together to further sports diversity. We accomplish this by creating a platform based around the IDEAL principles of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity/Equality, Acceptance and Leadership to connect, educate, empower, and inspire mission driven LGBTQ+ and allied sports and community leaders, sports organizations, non-profit groups, tourism partners, corporate partners, and athletes through our membership, media, and event platforms.


What does the Compete Sports Diversity Council do?


What is “Sports Diversity?”

Simply put, we believe that communities are strongest when everybody has a seat at the table. Our passion for sports combined with our passion for diversity comes together to help promote and push for LGBTQ+ inclusion and representation in sports. However, #SportsDiversity as we like to call it, is subjective to the diverse community of people we have built upon with the Compete Sports Diversity Council. For every member, #SportsDiversity is something unique to their own passions, mission and goals. Here is an example from our Managing Editor and Manager of Education, David “Dirk” Smith, M.Sc., SDL (He/Him).

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