It’s time to sign up for the Second Annual Bubble Soccer Tournament to be held at North Forsyth High School’s Raider Valley.  The event benefits the Bring Your Own Technology initiative by the Morrow Family Foundation.  Teams will play 20 minute games in a winner-take-all bracket.  The BYOT Golf Tournament is scheduled for May 9th and the iRun for BYOT event is scheduled for later this year.  Teams can sign up at lcline@forsyth.k12.ga.us or by visiting www.forsythbyotbenefit.org.  Or call 678-333-5582.

In 2013, The Morrow Community Foundation started a benefit to support the Forsyth County BYOT initiative.  In its first year, that effort supported students who did not have Internet service in their homes, and also helped schools improve their own technology infrastructure.

In its first three years, The Forsyth BYOT Benefit has donated over $120,000 to the Forsyth County Schools, placing Internet in several hundred homes, providing devices to deserving students who were without, and improved the Media Centers in most schools.

“The students we are trying to help are the future employees, voters, business and community leaders,” Dr. Morrow explained.  “Our goal is to help as much as we can the entire community by providing these students with the tools they need to succeed.  Access to the Internet is one of those tools.”

In collaboration with the Forsyth County School System, the Morrows have been able to provide the funding necessary to begin the task of providing hot spots to kids in their own homes.

According to Dr. Morrow, up to 10 devices can be connected to the same hot spot. The same level of security and safeguard that exists in the hot spots available at the schools is also available for the hot spots at homes.

To learn more about the BYOT events, contact Peggy Morrow at peggiemorrow@gmail.com or 678-333-5582.  Sponsorships and volunteer opportunities are available.