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Ball4Good Names 5 Nonprofits to Receive Grants

The Ball4Good Grants Committee has named 5 nonprofits to receive $1,000 grants from the Spring Grant Cycle.
The organizations are:
YMCA: The YMCA’s mission is to put Christian principles into practice
through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
Clemson University Tiger Alliance: Seeks to increase educational
opportunities and upward economic mobility for underrepresented youth in the Upstate of South Carolina.
Mental Fitness: Leads professional development training for school professionals and educators on relevant mental health topics such as suicide prevention, stress management and managing serious mental illness in schools.
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.
South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind: A statewide leader in education and accessibility for individuals who are deaf, blind, or sensory multi-disabled.
The committee reviewed grant applications from late December through February. Schools were unable to vote on one beneficiary because of the pandemic. Therefore all five organizations will be receiving a minimum grant of $1,000.
The named organizations would have been finalists / beneficiary of the April Celebrity Basketball Games which was slated for April 19th, 2020. However, the games were cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In order to raise funds for the organizations and children impacted by the pandemic, a group of Ball4Good teenage volunteers, launched a GoFundMe on April 15th, 2020.
Ball4Good will continue with the GoFundMe fundraiser through May 2020. The goal of the organization is to raise additional funds to benefit children impacted by COVID-19.
You may learn about the fundraiser by clicking here.

Meet The GoFundMe and Music4Good Team

Meet the team that has been working on our GoFundMe and Music4Good campaign to support kids impacted by COVID19.

Charity Metcalf, Will Beeson, Karine Nguyen, Joshua Dodoo, Adom Appiah, Charles Richard, Maxwell Booker and Koshie Larbi Siaw.

Don’t forget to join us for an Afrobeats Session on May 2nd.

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Learn about our campaign:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/supporting-children-impacted-by-covid

Thanks for your support!

Join Ball4Good for Music4Good on Sunday 4/19

Please join us for Music4Good from 4:00pm to 6:00pm on Sunday 4/19. We will be live on our host’s Facebook and Instagram pages. We will also be providing updates on the Ball4Good Instagram Facebook and Twitter pages. The event will be benefitting children impacted by COVID-19. 100% of the proceeds will provide a direct benefit to kids. Stay tuned for additional performance dates.

To donate to, or share about our cause, please visit our GoFundMe page.

Thanks for your support.

Ball4Good Launches Music4Good Fundraiser to Benefit Families and Kids Impacted by COVID-19

We are student athletes raising funds for Ball4Good, an organization that supports communities through sports.  On Sunday, April 19th, we will have our first DJ/dance live session from 4:00pm -6:00pm on Facebook and Instagram on behalf of Ball4Good. The event is Music4Good by Ball4Good. We plan on hosting additional sessions for our viewers during this period of social distancing. The goal is to raise money for children impacted by COVID-19.

Since 2017, Ball4Good has supported 19+ organizations. including the local Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate; Miracle Hill Ministries, which serves homeless children and adults in South Carolina; the Project Hope Foundation, which provides services for individuals of all ages with autism; the Children’s Advocacy Center of Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union, which helps children who have been abused and the Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas.

This year, Ball4Good was planning its 4th annual Celebrity Basketball game with a goal to raise funds to support children enrolled at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind, Citizen Scholars, Clemson University Tiger Alliance, the YMCA and Mental Fitness.
These organizations were chosen by 11 of our peers who serve on the Ball4Good Grants Committee and voted upon by students from Spartanburg County.

In addition to supporting these organizations with $1,000 each to support the children in their programs, Ball4Good is committed to raising additional funds to help children and families who have been adversely impacted by loss of jobs, homelessness, sickness and more.

Can you please donate to our cause if you are able? No amount is too small. And 100% of your donation will provide a direct benefit to a child. If you are unable to donate, please share our need with others. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #music4good by #ball4good.

Thank you for your support. You may also follow our work on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Please be safe.

Team Ball4Good

Ball4Good Announces 2020 Celebrity Games Grant Finalists!

The Ball4Good Grants Committee is excited to announce that four nonprofits have been selected as finalists for the Basketball Celebrity Game funds. The committee reviewed grant applications from late December through early February. Past recipients of the Celebrity Game grants are:

2017 Recipient- Boys and Girls Club

2018 Recipient – Children’s Advocacy Center

2018 Finalists – Miracle HillGirl Scouts & Boys and Girls Club

2019 Recipient – Project Hope Foundation

2019 Finalists – Citizen Scholars, Sidewalk Hope, and BRUH Mentor

The 2020 finalists are:

YMCA: The YMCA’s mission is to put Christian principles into practice
through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

Clemson University Tiger Alliance: Seeks to increase educational
opportunities and upward economic mobility for underrepresented youth in
the Upstate of South Carolina

Mental Fitness: Leads professional development training for school professionals and educators on relevant mental health topics such as suicide prevention, stress management and managing serious mental illness in schools.

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.

 

Students will be voting for the grant recipient during the month of February. Congratulations to our four finalists!

2019 Highlights!

Thanks for your support throughout the year! Look what you helped us accomplish in 2019!!
Organizations Supported
  1. Boys and Girls Clubs
  2. BRUH Mentor
  3. Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas
  4. Citizen Scholars
  5. Emerge Family Therapy Center
  6. Pacolet Elementary
  7. Project Hope Foundation
  8. Sidewalk Hope
Activities / Events
  1. MLK Day
  2. Ball4Good Celebrity Basketball Games
  3. Kicks4Cancer
  4. School Visits
  5. Site Visits
  6. 2019 Grants Training & Review
  7. Play4Miracles Sports Drive
  8. Volunteering

Spartanburg County Foundation Provides Students with Grants Training

Thanks to the Spartanburg County Foundation, our grants committee is ready to review the 2020 Celebrity Basketball Games grants! We are very grateful!

Pictured above are from left to right: Judah McJimpsey, Ashley Whitt, Jasmine Guest, Maxwell Booker, Karine Nguyen, Ally Go, Emily Campbell and Adom Appiah.

Not Pictured: Will Beeson, Emily Grace Coburn, Madison Durrah, Charity Metcalf and Christopher Henderson.

Ball4Good Founder Named Young Hero & Featured in The Washington Post!

Congratulations to Adom Appiah on being named a recipient of the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes. In addition to his award, Adom has also been named as a Points of Light recipient. He was recently featured in The Washington Post for his work with Ball4Good. Congrats Adom!

Team Ball4Good Presents Check to Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas

Thanks for helping us host a successful Kicks4Cancer event. With the help of coaches and players from Dorman, Spartanburg High, Spartanburg Day and our local teams, we raised over $1,700 for kids battling cancer in the Carolinas! We like to Ball4Good!

b4good kicksClick here for Kicks4Cancer pictures.