Fleek Consulting, Winthrop Partner to Establish Scholarship for Student-Athletes

September 18, 2017

Quick Facts

bullet point The Carolina Business Owners Scholarship will support Winthrop student-athletes.
bullet point The first scholarship will award in summer 2018.



ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA — Fleek Consulting, a digital marketing agency in Charlotte, North Carolina, and several of its clients have partnered with Winthrop University to establish a new scholarship for student-athletes.

The Carolina Business Owners Scholarship, an annual restricted fund, will support a Winthrop student-athlete majoring in business or related fields who demonstrates an entrepreneurial spirit. The fund will be awarded for the first time in summer 2018.

Winthrop Director of Athletics Ken Halpin said that he is excited about this new opportunity to collaborate with local businesses in order to support student-athletes.

"We are thrilled to announce this partnership with Fleek Consulting and their clients. It is always exciting to find unique ways to create new opportunities for our student-athletes and connect with local businesses in the community that support our mission," said Halpin. "We cannot wait to award this scholarship to a deserving student-athlete this coming summer."

Additional contributors to the Carolina Business Owners Scholarship include the following:

  • Cherry Road Auto Sales — Rock Hill used auto dealership offering a unique vehicle finder service to help customers find specific vehicles.
  • City Wide Exterminating — Locust, North Carolina, pest control service providers that serve the greater Charlotte area.
  • Evergreen Construction Solutions — Charlotte construction company specializing in asphalt-shingle roof replacements, roof installations and repairs.
  • Infinite Wellness Center  Rock Hill multi-discipline physical medicine clinic offering a variety of services designed to help patients achieve optimal health.
  • Whitesell Investigative Services — Rock Hill private investigation firm led by licensed PI Jeremy Whitesell.
  • 360 Visuals Inc. — Charlotte-based video production company with a new studio in the Lake Norman, North Carolina, area that created a video to uniquely capture the heart and story behind this scholarship.

Aaron Babaa, head of client relations for Fleek Consulting, said that he hopes more local businesses will collaborate with Winthrop to support student-athletes and higher education.

"We wanted to give back to a local institution that's leading the charge in this area specifically by enabling student-athletes to pursue their dreams and perfect their skills as they receive top-quality mentorship from some of the best leaders and teachers in the nation," said Babaa.

To make a gift to the Carolina Business Owners Scholarship, or to find out more information, contact Amanda Stewart, director of program administration for the Winthrop University Foundation, at stewartaj@winthrop.edu or 803/323-2229.

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