Southfield, MI (PressExposure) January 12, 2009 -- Robert Shumake understands the significance and the impact that organized team sports can have on a young person. He attributes some of his many business achievements to the positive experiences he had as a member of Detroitâs Edwin Denby High Schoolâs track team. As an athlete, Robert saw the big picture and was able to transfer critical life skills from track and field to his real life situations. He learned discipline, dedication, perseverance and teamwork.
During a recent interview, Dr. Robert Shumake announced the planning of the 5th annual Shumake Scholarship Relays taking place in Detroit on April 25, 2009. Since its inception, the event has raised over $30,000 for scholarships to help over 5,000 young people attend college. Robert said, âTrack and field kept me out of trouble as it taught me the discipline to focus on being the best I could be. Now Iâm giving back to the community by helping todayâs young people achieve their dreams.â
The Robert S. Shumake Scholarship Relays is designed to become the premier class A track and field competition for high school students across the nation. Its unique model is unprecedented in that is has a dual focus. The Shumake Scholarship Relay competition highlights both athletic ability and academic achievement. In addition to teams demonstrating superior athletic ability during the events, prizes are awarded to the athlete on each team with the highest grade point average.
Robert Shumake is the author of a book entitled, For Entrepreneurs who have Considered Suicide when Business got Tough. Proceeds from the sale of his book go to support the scholarship program. Find out more about the Shumake Relays event at [http://www.shumakerelays.com]