- YOUTH LED ORGANIZATION
- SUPPORTED 44+ NONPROFITS AND AGENCIES
- TRAINED YOUTH LEADERS
- COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS
Founded by then 12-year-old Adom Appiah, Ball4Good is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit supporting the community and other nonprofit organizations through sports. The nonprofit began as a school project during the fall of 2016. Mrs. Kelsea Turner of Spartanburg Day School inspired her students to dedicate 20% of their history period to a service project. Mrs. Turner called the project 20Time. Ball4Good is a result of Adom’s 7th grade 20Time project.
With guidance from Mary Thomas (President & CEO of CFLeads & Former COO of the Spartanburg County Foundation), and support from family, The Spartanburg County Foundation, Spartanburg Day School, community leaders, teachers, coaches and friends, Ball4Good held its first ‘Celebrity Basketball Game’ in March of 2017. Proceeds from the game benefitted the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Upstate.
Ball4Good is now a movement building community through celebrity games, charity drives, fundraising, grant making, playing sports, raising awareness and volunteering.
- ESPN Heisman Ceremony
- ESPN Sports Humanitarian Awards
- Washington Post
- Association for Fundraising Professionals
Advisors: Mr. Billy Webster, Ms. Mary Thomas, Mrs. Rachel Deems, Mr. Charles Blue, Mrs. Sheryl Booker, Dr. Kofi Appiah.
Grants Committee: Cam Srivastava, André Nguyen, Anna Beeson, Dominique Quiñonez, Houston Johnson, Mya Ferguson, Noah Hazel, Karter Glymph, Ford Daniels, Trinity Metcalf, Karl Osei Boateng.
Youth Board: Karine Nguyen, Charity Metcalf, Adom Appiah, Maxwell Booker, Cam Srivastava, Charles Richard.
Agent: Marjorie Boafo Appiah
Special thanks to our CELEBRITY PLAYERS & GUESTS.
2023 MVP – Coach Jamaal Brown, Blue Team
2023 Featured Celebrity Players – Mayor Jerome Rice, Wofford Provost Dr. Tim Shmitz, Converse AD Bell, and Converse Provost Dr. Joe Wilferth
2022 Celebrity Coach – WNBA Andrea Stinson
2021 – Soccer Teams
2020 Music 4 Good – Son of Ice and JJ Blakk
2019 Guest Celebrity Player: Ricaye Harris – An advocate for diversity and inclusion, Ms. Harris played basketball at Wofford College.
2018 Women’s Celebrity Player: Andrea Stinson – Featured on NBA.COM, legendary WNBA All-Star Stinson played for Charlotte Sting and Detroit Shock from 1997-2005.
2017 Celebrity Coaches: Erica Brown – City Council Representative and former college athlete. Jennifer Evins – Former CEO, Chapman Cultural Center.
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