Lane Beatty earned his bachelor's degree in education from Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, Mich.) in 1983. He is the President of Sports CLUB. He has nearly 30 years of experience working with young children in various capacities. For almost 20 years he was an elementary physical education teacher and high school physical education teacher at several locations in South Florida. During this time he also was very involved with a variety of youth sports programs. As a teacher, Mr. Beatty saw a need for quality after school care in Collier County which eventually lead to the birth of Sports CLUB and the philosophy of Children Learning Ultimate Balance between academics and physical activity. After the program grew from two locations and only six students to several locations and hundreds of students, he decided to devote his full time energy to the program which now has over one-thousand registered students. He has been instrumental in getting after school care for needy families and also making after school care affordable for teachers and other school staff members. Additionally he has created a program that is not only child centered but also focuses on staff development and positive working conditions for after school employees. His devotion, time and effort has made after school care a special part of a child's day in many Collier County locations. Lane has a Child Development Associate Certificate and a Childcare Professional Staff Director Crediential
Bill has a wealth of experience in, teaching, coaching, facilities planning, curriculum design, book consultation and writing program philosophy. Mr. Carufe currently focuses his energy, vision and talents at Sport CLUB as an administrator and program coordinator.
Prior to moving to Naples, Coach Carufe was an elementary physical education teacher, assistant football coach, JV baseball coach and varsity basketball coach for 14 years in upstate New York.He moved to Naples in 1998 and was employed by Gulf Coast High School as a high school physical education teacher, assistant football coach and junior varsity basketball coach. During his tenure at Gulf Coast High School, he was named Gulf Coast High School Coach of the Year, Gulf Coast High School Teacher of the Year and Collier County Public Schools High School Teacher of the Year.
In 2002, Carufe was named the Athletic Director and Varsity Basketball Coach at Community School and remained in those positions until 2008. During his tenure, Carufe guided the Seahawks Boys Varsity Basketball Team to a 125-37 record during his six seasons at CSN. During that time his teams won four district titles, a region runner up, a regional championship and made a state final four appearance. In January of 2007 his team was ranked number one in class 2A by the Florida Sports Writers Association. He was named 2A district coach of the year four times, and was twice named SFABC Boys coach of the year. He was also has been selected both the Naples Daily News and Ft. Myers News-Press Boy Basketball Coach of the year. Also while at CSN, was an integral part of adding new athletic facilities to the school. Additionally he guided the entire athletic program into prominence as Community School was name state 2A runner up in the Dodge Sunshine Cup all sports award in 2008.
Carufe is a Nationally Certified Teacher with a Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree from the State University of New York-College at Cortland. He also holds a Child Development Associate Certificate (CDA) and a Childcare Professional Staff Director Credential.
TreasurerPam Beatty majored in music at Central Michigan University with a double minor in math and elementary education. She graduated cum laude in December of 1983 and brings over 20 years of teaching experience to Sports CLUB. While in the teaching profession, Pam was nominated for the William T. Dwyer Excellence in Education Award as well as the Golden Apple Top 100. Currently, Pam serves as Treasurer for Sports Club and handles many of the day to day administrative duties. She holds a Florida Director's Credential as well as a Child Development Associate Certificate (CDA).
Administrative DirectorJammie grew up in Hudson, New Hampshire and moved to Naples in 1999. She graduated from Gulf Coast High School and has been working in after school childcare since 2004. Jammie began her tenure with Sports CLUB in 2008 and was director at two different sites before being promoted to Administrative Director in 2012. As Administrative Director, Jammie oversees compliance, licensing and technology for the Sports CLUB organization. In addition she assist with the Saturday morning Kindersport Program.
Lynne Eastman has been a resident of Southwest Florida since 1987. Married for 36 years, she and her husband, Jim, have three children and four grandchildren. Lynne has 27 years of classroom experience at the elementary level. Prior to her retirement from teaching in 2009, Lynne taught for 20 years in the Collier County Public School system, and was regarded as one of the most outstanding elementary educators during her tenure. Lynne was trained by the National Literacy Coalition over the course of 3 years and served as a model classroom for the NLC from 1998-2001. Lynne worked with Collier County schools at the district level as one of the authors of the NLC writing initiative, implemented throughout the county. Additionally, she worked on various reading initiatives at the district level. Her expertise also includes conducting numerous trainings, and workshops for educators and administrators within Collier County, as well as Lee, Palm Beach and Dade County, during her years as an educator with CCPS. In 2003, Lynne achieved her National Board Certification in Elementary Education. During the same year, she was also honored to receive the prestigious Golden Apple Teacher Award.
Born and raised in Sebring, FL, graduated from Sebring High School, and currently attending local college. Has lived in Naples since 1996 and started her Child Care Profession. She currently holds CDA, Director Credential, First Aid & CPA trained. Has completed of 40 hour test including registered home day care and countless hours of on-going training. Shonda has one son, age 22 who attended Mt. Union College for one year obtaining a championship ring for football. He currently attends local college continuing his education in sports management.
Graham was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. A sports fanatic, Graham earned multiple letters as a high school athlete in football, basketball, and track and played on a nationally ranked football team. He has a Bachelor's degree from Albion College where he played football for two years. He has been working in the child care industry for the past 15 years and has extensive experience hiring and managing child care staff in both small and large facilities. He has been employed by Sports CLUB since 2004 and has been the Site Director at Pelican Marsh since 2007. Graham has both a Child Development Associate Certificate (CDA) and a Child Care Professional Staff Director Credential.
Dan was born and raised in Naples. Dan grew up loving to play all sports. He attended Naples high where he excelled in athletics with baseball being his standout sport. He has been working with children for seventeen years and has worked with Sports Club for eight years at the Pelican Marsh and Naples Park locations. He is currently helping out at the Laurel Oak location. Dan is actively involved with our K6 Sports Programs coaching both football and basketball. Dan has both his Child Development Associate Certificate (CDA)and his Childcare Professional Staff Director Credential.
Kelly was a star athlete in High School in the School district of Monroe County. During college she played her Freshman and Sophomore year at Miami Dade College winning the National Championship in 2004. Kelly then transferred to FGCU winning the Atlantic Sun conference title during the 2006 and 2007 volleyball seasons. Kelly has had many years' experience coaching and directing summer camps since 2004. Her many years of experience make her a great asset to the Sports CLUB program.