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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!
Don’t miss a fun afternoon for a good cause. RESERVE YOUR TICKET OR DONATE HERE.
Stay tuned for players, coaches, and cheerleader information.
To play or participate in the games, please email email@example.com.
This event is made possible with the help of:
- Gerrish Milliken Foundation
- United Way of the Piedmont
- Atchison Transportation
- Spartanburg County Foundation
- Spartanburg Day School
- Beeson Family
- Spartanburg Nephrology Associates
- Paul and Nancy Cote
- Vice Bailey Automotive
- Elliott and Michel Stone
- Katherine O. and Bert D. Barre Family Fund
- Appiah Family
- Paul and Stan Baker
- The Barnet Foundation Trust
- Barney and Elaine Gosnell
- Jaime Wall
- Elaine Freeman
- Mary Thomas
- Fidelity Investments
- Park National Bank
- Booker Family
- City of Spartanburg
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.
Accepted to several prestigious schools, including all of the six Ivy Leagues he applied to, Booker received over one million dollars in institutional and merit scholarships.
He will be attending Harvard University in the fall of 2022.
Congratulations to Ball4Good Grants Committee member and volunteer Charity Metcalf on her commitment to continue her academic and athletic career at Xavier University of Louisiana!
A 5-foot-6 setter from J.L. Mann High School, Charity intends to major in business management.
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:
University of Richmond – Karine Nguyen
University of Virginia – Emily Grace Coburn
Washington and Lee University – Florian Sloan
Learn more about the Watson-Brown Foundation here.
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.
Ball4Good soccer players have played a vital role in raising funds for the Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas, Tyger River Children’s Center, Center for Youth Justice, and Sidewalk Hope. As members of the High School Class of 2022, they will be pursuing their academic and athletic talents at:
Warren Wilson College – John Rhoden
Converse University – Raegan Cash
Converse University – Kaif Surka
Converse University – Serge Nkoth
Spartanburg Methodist College – Julio Mora
Congratulations to our young leaders!
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. 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 games are scheduled for July, 2022.
Please email proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 pm on December 17, 2021
Celebrity Basketball Games Grant Application.
Priority will be given directly to organizations that can clearly demonstrate how the project will benefit the residents of Spartanburg County.
Applicants may submit the following:
● One page proposal describing the project for which you are requesting funds
● An outline and timeline of how the funds will be used
● Proof of 501 (c) (3) – IRS determination letter
● Form 990
Organizations must operate in Spartanburg County and should provide services that impact children in one of the following areas:
● At-risk Youth
● Family Services
● Health Services
● Social Justice
The Ball4Good Celebrity Basketball Games will not provide funding for :
● Annual fund campaigns
● Annual operating support other than for start-up purposes
Organizations that have received $5,000 or higher from Ball4Good during the past two years are not eligible to apply.
Applications will be reviewed by a Grants Committee representative of students who reside in
Spartanburg County. Students across the county will vote for the final recipient.
John Rhoden of Spartanburg High School was hungry for some goals.
Serge Nkoth and Michael Bayiha of Dorman High School were dynamic.
Serge was the star on the field.
Hill Mitchell and Kaif Surka of Spartanburg Day School defended the ball, but their Varsity teammate Adom Appiah had switched on them. He had been recruited by the blue team.
Varsity basketball player, Patrick Bonna of Charlotte based Crossovers for Christ was glad to be back on the soccer field.
Spartanburg Day’s Coach Graham Brewer was on fire. Although his team lost, he ended the game with a beautiful penalty kick.
A great afternoon to support 4 area nonprofits. The Ball4Good soccer game was a fun recreational afternoon for a good cause. Volunteers cheered as their favorite players run with the ball. The afternoon was a success.
Together, the team raised $7,500 for the nonprofits.
Members of the Ball4Good Grants Committee presented the checks to the nonprofits. The nonprofits had the opportunity to share their mission with the players.
An afternoon of soccer for a worthy cause. Thanks to Coaches Nick Buxton, Graham Brewer, Charles Blue, Ball4Good Founder -Adom Appiah and Vice President – Maxwell Booker for recruiting the players for the game.
Check out a few pictures below:
Ball4Good to host soccer game on Sunday, August 29th!
AS A RESULT OF COVID-19 PROTOCOLS, THERE WILL BE NO AUDIENCE AT THE GAME.
The event is limited to the players and grant beneficiaries.
Support by DONATING or sending well wishes to community members playing soccer for a good cause. Funds will benefit 4 nonprofits doing vital work in the Spartanburg Community. The nonprofits are as follows:
Sidewalk Hope – Creating positive change in the lives of children in the heart of the city and the communities in which they live through the hope of Jesus Christ.
Children’s Cancer Partners – Focus is treatment access for children battling cancer,.CCP also helps with critical homecare needs, and steps in when financial emergencies arise.
Tyger River Children’s Center – A place for students to grow into themselves and their potential.
Criminal Justice Youth Institute – Youth are equipped with resources and a better understanding of the Criminal Justice System