The Sportsmen and Businessmen's Charitable Organization awarded over $10,000 to local educators across Coffee County, Manchester City, and Tullahoma City Schools through its Educational Enrichment Grant opportunity.

SBCO's Educational Enrichment Grant encourages local educators to submit innovative, outside-of-the-box opportunities for their students and schools that may encompass STEM, literacy, physical activity, social/emotional, to fine arts or career readiness.

"This year's selected recipients, through a highly competitive grant application cycle, represents our continued interest in and support of the outstanding work educators do for their students and our community," said SBCO President Carter Sain.

This year's grant recipients are as follows: 


Coffee County Schools

Coffee County Central High School 

Forensic Anthropology Skull and Bone Lab - Chris Little, Teacher 

Beauty Is In Giving Back Project - Cosmetology - Sandy Lewis, Teacher 

Just Cause Café Project - Lisa Wiggins James, Teacher 

Monarch STEM Butterfly Lab - Priscilla Van Tries, Teacher 

Coffee County Middle School: 

Classroom Literacy Materials Library - Deb Wimberley, Teacher 

Hickerson Elementary School 

School Wide STEM Program - Angela Rider, School Nurse/ STEM Coordinator 


Manchester City Schools

College Street Elementary 

STEM/ AV Program, Kent Barnard, Teacher 

Nashville Symphony Learning Field Trip, Allison Beachboard, Teacher 

Westwood Elementary School

ESL Project - Jennifer Raulston, Teacher 

STEM Program - Kathleen Roper, Teacher

Zearn Headphones Project - Connie Rynd, Teacher 


Tullahoma City Schools

Jack T. Farrar Elementary School: 

Water Filtration Wellness Stations, Ashley Nutt 

Bel Aire Elementary School 

Flexible Seating School Wide, April Norris, Principal 


Since 1984, the SBCO has been serving the Coffee County community through various philanthropic efforts. Those efforts include financial assistance to those in need with health, medical, dental, vision, food, education, transportation, shelter, and other expenses. In addition, it has successfully implemented several programs directed at assisting the children in our community.