Cary high school video on diversity and athletics takes off online

EMBED </>More Videos

Green Hope High School has created an Inclusion Program to make all students feel welcome. (WTVD)

A Cary high school athletics program is spreading a message of diversity to its students.

Green Hope High School released a video on inclusion Wednesday and it already has almost 4,000 views on YouTube.



"It doesn't matter if you're gay or straight," said school athletics director, Colin Fegeley. "It doesn't matter what your religion is. It doesn't matter what your race is, doesn't matter your gender, doesn't matter where you come from, your background. If you're good enough to be on the team, you're good enough to compete at the highest level; we want you on our team."

But does the video have anything to do with the NFL protests around the national anthem?

"No, I mean there's obviously a lot of stuff going on outside of Green Hope and outside of our community, but this project we just wanted to focus on us," said Fegeley.

RELATED: The NFL protests may be unpopular now, but that doesn't mean they'll end that way

There are over 20 languages spoken by students at Green Hope. The Cary school has just under 3,000 students and about one-third of all students are athletes.

The video is part of the You Can Play Project which is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment for LGBTQ athletes and fans.



"I just think sports should be that one outlet where everyone should be a part of it," said 17-year-old student athlete, Justin Sprink.

"I was really interested in it, to see you like all the diversity in our school because I really didn't know that much about our school," said 17-year-old Daniel Vo.

Which is something the video tried to capture right down to the editing.

"We tried to get everyone in an equal part in the video so that we could include everyone to contribute to the message," said the video's editor, 17-year-old Paige Archer.

It's a lesson in diversity their athletic director said he didn't benefit from until college.

"I think our kids are really fortunate because they get that here every single day," said Fegeley.

Related Topics:
societydiversityhigh schoolsportswake county newswake county schoolsCary
(Copyright ©2017 WTVD-TV. All Rights Reserved.)