The Ball4Good Grants Committee is happy to announce that four nonprofits have been selected as finalists for the Basketball Celebrity Game funds. The committee reviewed 17 grant applications from November through December of 2018. Founded in the fall of 2016, Ball4Good has to date assisted 12 organizations. Past recipients of the Celebrity Game grants are:
2017 Recipient- Boys and Girls Club
2018 Recipient – Children’s Advocacy Center
2018 Finalists – Miracle Hill, Girl Scouts & Boys and Girls Club
The 2019 finalists are:
Project Hope Foundation: Provides a lifespan of services to the autism community.
Citizen Scholars: Provides disadvantaged youth, through mentoring and program support, with the life skills, knowledge, and character development needed to obtain college scholarships, complete college, and become contributing citizens.
Sidewalk Hope: Impacts the lives of inner-city children through the hope of Jesus Christ.
BRUH Mentor: Restoring the urban community through mentorship, leadership, training and spiritual guidance.
Students will be voting for the grant recipient during the month of January. Congratulations to our four finalists!
The following schools were represented on the Grants Committee:
Boiling Springs High School
Dorman High School
J.L. Mann Academy
Spartanburg Day School
Spartanburg High School
Thank you to the Spartanburg County Foundation and AKBOA Consulting for guiding us throughout the process.
The Ball4Good Celebrity Basketball Games will be held on Sunday April 28, 2019. Thank you for your continued support.
For sponsorship and donation opportunities, please contact email@example.com.
We have extended Play4Miracles through December. On Giving Tuesday, we distributed several sports items to families. We realize that there is a big need for more items. Please drop off your donations at:
Spartanburg Day School – Webster Complex
Thomas E. Hannah Family YMCA – Lobby
First Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg – Local Missions Room
Donations may include sports equipment, toys, clothing, shoes etc.
Questions: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Donate sports items to Ball4Good this November. Your donation will benefit kids who like to play. Thank you to our partners:
Spartanburg Day School
Thomas E. Hannah Family YMCA
First Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg
You may drop off your donations at the Day School, YMCA or at First Pres!
Led by Mary Thomas and the Spartanburg County Foundation Community Leadership team, the Ball4Good Grants Committee learned how to review grants at the County Foundation.
The dynamic team comprises of 9 student leaders who reside in Spartanburg County.
To submit a proposal for the 2019 Celebrity Basketball Games grant, visit www.ball4good.org. Proposals are due November 6, 2018.
Ball4Good is excited to announce that it is currently accepting proposals for its 2019 Ball4Good Celebrity Basketball Games. A local nonprofit will receive up to $10,000 of proceeds raised from Ball4Good to support direct services. Additionally, three nonprofits will receive a $1,000 grant towards direct services. The 2019 games are scheduled for April 28, 2019. Ball4Good is a nonprofit organization that supports communities and nonprofits through sports. The Celebrity Basketball Games is an annual fundraising event that brings the Spartanburg County community together for a fun afternoon of sports, philanthropy, and entertainment. Please VISIT HERE for instructions.
Please email proposals to email@example.com by 5:00 pm on November 6, 2018
We would like to thank the Spartanburg County Foundation for helping us prepare the Request for Proposals and for training our student leaders.
Ball4Good is happy to announce the addition of 8 student leaders to the Celebrity Games Grants Committee. These student leaders have shown a passion and commitment to their community. They are excited to play a vital role at Ball4Good.
Our leaders are:
Rex Bingham – Dorman
Emily Campbell – Boiling Springs
Maxwell Booker – Spartan High
Will Beeson – Spartan High
Charity Metcalf – J.L. Mann
Liza Webster – Spartanburg Day
Adom Appiah – Spartanburg Day
Christopher Henderson – Oakbrook
Karine Nguyen – Spartanburg Day
We will be sharing individual profiles of our student leaders in the coming weeks.
Congratulations to the Ball4Good friends featured on the cover of the summer 2018 edition of Converse College’s magazine!
Mrs. Dawn Deck – Ball4Good celebrity cheerleader (back row, fourth from left)
Ms. Stinson Ferguson – Ball4Good advocate and friend (seated – right)
Dr. Kay Woodward – Ball4Good supporter and Converse College’s first black professor (seated – left)
Congratulations to our friend Landon Cohen on receiving the Spartanburg Chamber Business Success Award! Cohen is a former NFL athlete and the founder of Light Transportation Co. & The Valet, LLC.
Our founder, Adom Appiah, launched his second book on August 10th at Big Air Spartanburg. The book is titled Bouncing Back from Failure. He wrote the book to tell kids just like him that failure isn’t the end. Ball4Good received donations at the event to benefit Carolina Miracle League, a nonprofit that helps kids play baseball. In addition to the funds raised at the launch, a percentage of proceeds from the book will benefit Carolina Miracle League. Here are some photos from the launch. Thanks to all our supporters! Enjoy the photos!
You can buy Bouncing Back from Failure at your local bookstore or here.
You can buy Appiah’s first book, Kids Can Change the World at your local bookstore or at this link.