In 2022, East Tennessee Foundation was honored to partner with the Shults Family and the local community in Cocke County to give students a fun, new opportunity to move and play. With support from Lowe’s and a matching grant contribution from the Shults, Cosby Elementary School has built a new multi-sport court and pavilion, offering a variety of physical activities for students and wi-fi enabled learning spaces for students and community members. Increased physical activity not only supports physical health, it also can help students focus on school, improve behavior, and boost positive attitudes.
The Shults Family Foundation Fund has generously supported Cocke County since 2017, when the fund was established/activated at East Tennessee Foundation by Bill Shults’s late mother, Love Gray Shults. The family’s commitment continues to make a positive impact in the Cocke County community.