Meet our Grants committee! We want to thank all of them for the work and investment they put into Ball4Good. They all went through their training with the Spartanburg County Foundation to prepare for the 2022/23 grants cycle. We have the chance to have a diverse committee which includes students from Spartan High, Dorman, Spartanburg Day, and Byrnes High School. Our committee includes:
Our liaison is Wofford College student, Bryce Knight.
Finally, our Grants Advisory Committee is composed of Adom Appiah, Maxwell Booker, Karine Nguyen, and Bryce Knight.
We welcome Ali Kajdas to the Ball4Good media team.
Recommended by Mrs. Kim Land, a University of South Carolina Upstate (USC Upstate) Senior Instructor of Marketing, Ali is pursuing a double major in Accounting and Marketing. She will be in charge of Ball4Good’s social media through December 2022.
Born and raised in France, Ali moved to the United States in 2019. She is looking forward to being more involved in the community.
Ball4Good Advisor and Dorman Head JV Basketball Coach, Charles Blue has offered to be a referee during the upcoming Ball4Good Celebrity Basketball Game. He will be joined by former Spartanburg Day Middle School Coach – Joseph Gray. The game is slated for July 10th at Spartanburg Day School.
The Ball4Good Celebrity Basketball Game will be held Sunday, July 10th, 2022, at Spartanburg Day School. This event will feature Spartanburg community leaders and residents playing in an action-packed basketball game to raise money for local nonprofits. In addition to youth groups, Spartanburg’s own Mayor Jerome Rice will be exhibiting his skills on the court!
We are happy to share that Grants Committee member, Judah McJimpsey will be pursuing his academic and athletic career at Howard University.
A member of the 2022 Spartanburg High School graduating class, Judah’s best attributes include a strong work ethic, dedication to achievement, and an optimistic attitude. He desires to help those who struggle mentally and emotionally by becoming a leader in the field of mental health and wellness. A disciplined player who is adaptable and versatile, Judah is a servant leader who excels on and off the field. Congratulations Judah.
Congratulations to Grants Committee Vice Chair Maxwell Booker on being named a 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholar! Established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of the United States’ most distinguished graduating high school seniors, Booker is one of 161 students recognized in 2022.
Congratulations to Ball4Good Grants Committee Chair Karine Nguyen, Grants Committee member Emily Grace Cobourn, and volunteer Florian Sloan on receiving the prestigious Watson-Brown Scholarship.
“The primary mission of the Watson-Brown Foundation is providing need and merit-based scholarships to select Georgia and South Carolina students attending accredited four-year colleges and universities in the United States.” -WatsonBrown.Org
Ball4Good Watson-Browns will be attending the following institutions:
Congratulations to Kicks 4 Cancer and Ball4Good players John Rhoden, Raegan Cash, Kaif Surka, Serge Nkoth, and Julio Mora. These 5 youth volunteers will be playing soccer at the college level beginning fall, 2022.