Celebrity Basketball Games Grant – Request for Proposals

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 info@ball4good.org 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.

Zion Williamson Day in Spartanburg!

April 22

In recognition of Spartanburg Day student and Duke Commit Zion Williamson’s service to the city of Spartanburg, the city honored Zion with a proclamation at the Ball4Good Celebrity Basketball game. The proclamation was read by city councilman Max Hyde of the Hyde Law Firm. Ned Page – President of the Spartanburg Day Board of Trustees and Mary Thomas – Chief Operating Officer of the Spartanburg County Foundation were present during the ceremony. From this day forth, April 22nd shall be known as Zion Williamson day in Spartanburg! In addition to the proclamation, Zion received a framed photo highlighting the stats of his high school basketball career. The photo was curated by Chris Jones. Ball4Good honored Zion with a #12 jersey and a hoodie.

 

Photography by Jeremiah Drummond and Hill Mitchell

14-Year-Old Ball4Good Founder Receives Award for Civic Leadership & Community Change

Adom Appiah, the 14-year-old founder of Ball4Good and author of Kids Can Change the World received the Mary L. Thomas Award for Civic Leadership and Community Change from the Spartanburg County Foundation. The award recognizes the contributions of individuals who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to improving the quality of life in the community. The Spartanburg County Foundation sought nominees who had developed innovative solutions to tackle critical community issues. Adom seized opportunities to make a difference by offering compassionate leadership, commitment and personal skills, with the ultimate goal of creating a better and brighter tomorrow.

Adom was honored at the Spartanburg County Foundation’s 75th annual meeting. Click link for Spartanburg Herald article.

Check out the award video.

Children’s Advocacy Center Named Grant Recipient for Ball4Good Celebrity Games!

We are happy to announce that the Children’s Advocacy Center has been chosen as the recipient of the Ball4Good Celebrity Game funds. The Center’s mission is to help children speak up about abuse and heal from it. The executive director, Mrs. Suzy Cole is busy preparing for her celebrity basketball debut on game day!

Three other organizations were named finalists and will be honored at the games. These organizations are the Boys and Girls Club of the Upstate, Girl Scouts and Miracle Hill Ministries.

Event tickets are scheduled to go on sale on March 20th, 2018. The event will be held on April 22nd. Several local celebrities have signed up to play, coach or cheer. The list includes, former NFL and WNBA stars, CEOs, community leaders, college presidents, coaches, the nation’s number one high school power forward, high school standouts and many more.

The event is made possible by the Spartanburg County Foundation, Sports Medicine Institute, SunTrust Bank, Spartanburg Day School, Carolina Alliance Bank, Spartanburg Nephrology Associates and Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Miller.

It’s going to be a fun afternoon!

 

Ball4Good Partners with Spartanburg County Foundation for Celebrity Games!

We are partnering with the Spartanburg County Foundation to bring the community a fun afternoon of celebrity basketball! Check back for updates.

A big thank you to our sponsors to date:

Sports Medicine Institute (Gold Sponsor)

SunTrust Bank (Gold Sponsor)

Carolina Alliance Bank (Silver Sponsor)

Spartanburg Day School (In kind sponsor)

Please contact us if you have any additional questions about the tournament.

 

Ball4Good Organizes Community Event Benefitting the Boys and Girls Club of the Upstate

Thank you so much to the 700+ people from the community, our volunteers, our coaches, and our players. None of this would have been possible without your support!

Special thanks to:

The Boys and Girls Club of the Upstate

Ms. Mary Thomas

Ms. Kelsea Turner

Dr. Rachel Deems

Ms. Caroline Goodman

The Spartanburg County Foundation

Spartanburg Day School

Spartanburg Nephrology Associates

Dr. Russell Booker

Mr. Timmigo Burnett

Mr. Todd Horne

Mr. Mitch Kennedy

Mr. Jack McBride

Mr. Victor Durrah Jr

Hon. Michael Brown

Mr. Monier Abusaft

Mr. Bert Barre

Coach Charles Blue

Dr. Kofi Appiah

Mr. Kyle Tracy

Mr. Rett Foust

Mr. Bishop Richardson

Mr. Clay Killoren

Mr. Russell Judge

Mr. Curt McPhail

Dr. Tom Evans

Mr. Landon Cohen

Mr. D.J. Moore

Mr. Darius Dawkins

Mr. Josh Corry

Mr. Jerrod Dawkins

Mr. Houston Graves

Mr. Tom Killoren

Mr. Vance Hammond

Mr. Greg Tolbert

Mr. Zion Williamson

Ms. Sheryl Booker

Hon. Erica Brown

Ms. Jennifer Evins

Mr. Jack MacMullan

Mr. Andrew Babb

Coach Mike Young

Hon. Jeff Horton

Mr. Willis Woodruff

Mr. Joseph Gray

Mr. TJ Shepard

Coach Lee Anderson

Mr. Nick Buxton

Mr. Bob Allsbrook

Dr. Morkor Newman

Ms. Lillian Osei-Boateng

Mr. Ned Page

Ms. Ansley Page

Ms. Donlyn Aiken

Ms. Sam Mitchell

Mr. Hill Mitchell

Ms. Alexis Bayiha

Ms. Averi Wood

Ms. Christine Scarpelli

Ms. Charmayne Brown

Check out some pictures and an article about the tournament in the Herald Journal!