NAIA Launches New Champions of Character Website

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is pleased to announce the launch of its new and improved Champions of Character website, viewable and searchable at www.ChampionsofCharacter.org. The redesigned site provides users with a comprehensive overview of the program and features a new and interactive online coaches course, resources for student-athletes, coaches, parents and administrators and much more. The goal is to provide visitors with a virtual experience that complements and enhances Champions of Character on-site programming.
The web developers at eSolutions Architects, the Alabama-based firm responsible for the redesign, worked closely with the NAIA to enhance the site’s usability and navigation. In addition to the new online coaches course, ChampionsofCharacter.org now provides visitors and members an easy and instant way to order materials and download a number of helpful tips and resources.

The site also features social media tags so that visitors can share Champions of Character news and information with others on sites like Facebook and You Tube. In addition to the site’s many new features, the graphic design and interface present a dramatic improvement and streamlined navigation, making it user-friendly. The improved navigation system will allow members the ease and efficiency to locate helpful resources, while inviting millions of new users to learn more about the Champions of Character process. The new site also highlights the Champions of Character Foundation and provides opportunities to make a donation.

“The new website design is user-friendly and will allow visitors an opportunity to learn more about the many facets of the Champions of Character program, including a new online coaches course,” said Rob Haworth, Vice President for Champions of Character. “This platform is designed to engage new and existing members and provide tools to advance character-driven athletics.”

Conceived in 2000 by the NAIA, Champions of Character is designed to instill an understanding of character values in sport and provide practical tools for student-athletes, coaches and parents to use in modeling exemplary character traits. Champions of Character is a nonprofit organization with the mission to change to culture of sports and seeks to replace the current cycle of cheating, trash talking, taunting and out of control behaviors found in today’s sports culture with integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership.
The Champions of Character program has helped change the lives of more than 700,000 coaches, athletes and parents across the nation. The process has helped all of these constituents recognize and incorporate character into both their sports experiences and everyday lives. Just as the sports scene evolves so will the Champions of Character site with new features and additional multimedia components. To learn more about the Champions of Character program visit www.ChampionsofCharacter.org and for additional information on the NAIA visit www.NAIA.org.

About the NAIA

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, is the governing body for athletics programs at its nearly 300 colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. The long-held mission of the NAIA is to promote the education and development of well-rounded students and productive citizens through intercollegiate athletics. The Association offers equitable access and opportunities for participation in its 23 national championship events held annually throughout the country.

Today, the NAIA strengthens its commitment to student-athletes and strives to enrich their college experience by supporting academic achievement and character development. NAIA Champions of Character is the association’s innovative flagship program designed to instill character values in student-athletes, coaches and youth in the communities it serves. To learn more visit www.NAIA.org.