Founded by 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 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 (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.
Advisors: Ms. Mary Thomas, Mr. William Webster IV, Mr. Charles Blue, Dr. Rachel Deems, Dr. Kofi Appiah, Mr. Landon Cohen, Mrs. Kelsea Turner
2019/20 Grants Committee: Maxwell Booker, Will Beeson, Charity Metcalf, Liza Webster, Adom Appiah, Christopher Henderson, Karine Nguyen, Emily Grace Coburn, Noah Hazel, Houston Graves, Charles Richard, Judah McJimpsey, Ally Go and Emily Campbell.
Volunteer Coordinators: Karine Nguyen, Kwame Lartey, Charity Metcalf, Adom Appiah, Hill Mitchell, Eli Page, Florian Sloan, Koshie Larbi Siaw, Kevin Sangmuah, Andrew Sangmuah, Kaif Surka and Joshua Dodoo.
Thanks to our 2017/18/19 adult volunteers: Spartanburg County Foundation, Caroline Goodman, Sheryl Booker, Victor Durrah, Carter Graves, Kim Moultrie, Wanda Cheeks-Holmes, Kim Duckett, Ansley Page, Sam Mitchell, Tara Weese, Erica Brown, Michel Stone, Coach Charles Blue, Coach Nick Buxton, Coach Josh Eskew, Coach Kendell Reyes, Coach Kevin Brabham, Coach Nathan Robbins, Celebrity Basketball Players and Alumni Soccer Players.
Agent: Marjorie Boafo Appiah
Special thanks to our guest celebrity basketball players.
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 – CEO, Chapman Cultural Center.
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