On June 1, 2023 PPS-PC and Team Boneyard began a unique partnership. Team Boneyard is an initiative that was launched by ECU alumni, donors, fans and former athletes designed to help facilitate Name Image Likeness (NIL) opportunities for ECU student athletes in a safe and compliant way.
This partnership will raise awareness for PPS-PC and public education and strengthen Pitt County Schools by collaborating with student athletes at ECU. This collaboration creates a unique opportunity to strengthen our public schools by engaging student athletes who benefited from a public school education to be advocates for public schools and to engage with public schools in our community. Public schools are uniquely qualified to mentor student athletes from all backgrounds into successful college athletes and scholars. The PPS-PC and Team Boneyard partnership will also serve to increase the visibility and awareness of PPS-PC helping to engage, educate and mobilize more parents and community members in securing a high quality public education for each child in Pitt County.
Through the partnership student athletes at ECU under contract with Team Boneyard will have the opportunity to serve the local community as both ambassadors for PPS-PC and public school advocates. Athletes will share social media posts each month that align with the promotion of PPS-PC’s three programs: school tours, community conversations and the Parent Engagement Program as well as complete at least one monthly in-person engagement with a PPS-PC Program or a Pitt County School.
Anyone wishing to make a donation to the PPS-PC/Team Boneyard Partnership to support the work of PPS-PC and ECU Student Athletes can write a check to PPS-PC, with Team Boneyard Partnership in the memo line, and mail it to:
PO Box 2873
Greenville, NC 27836
Donations can also be made through PayPal and with a Credit Card.