Welcome the 2019 Celebrity Game Grants Committee!

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.

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

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 Announces Grant Finalists

We are happy to announce that four nonprofits have been selected as finalists for the Celebrity Game funds. These nonprofits received the most votes during the Spartanburg Day School 20Time fair. During the fair, students voted for several nonprofits in the area. The finalists are:

Boys and Girls Club – An outcome-driven youth development program that serves
over 1,300 Upstate children every day after school throughout the school year and over 600 all day in the summer.

Children Advocacy Center – The Children’s Advocacy Center wants each Spartanburg child to grow up with a sense of dignity and self-worth. That’s why it is their mission to help children speak up about abuse and heal from it.

Girl Scouts – Unleashes the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader) in every girl, preparing her for a lifetime of leadership. This one-of- a-kind program is time-tested and research-backed and prepares girls to take the lead in their own lives and in the world.

Miracle Hill – Provides food, shelter, and compassion to residents of Spartanburg County.  Many men and women have been able to rebuild their lives and become productive members of the community once again.

Thank you to the Spartanburg County Foundation for its guidance throughout the process.

The Ball4Good Celebrity Games is possible with sponsorship and support from the following:

Event Partner: Spartanburg County Foundation

Hoops Partner: Spartanburg Day School

Gold Sponsorship (All Day): Sports Medicine Institute, SunTrust Bank and Mr. Billy Webster & Family

Silver Sponsorship (Buckets): Spartanburg Nephrology Associates, Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Miller and  Carolina Alliance Bank

Bronze Sponsorship (Bring the House Down): Ms. Loreta Dylgjeri

Voting is underway to select the recipient(s). Stay tuned!

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.

 

20Time Fair Success

Thank you all for your incredible support at the 2018 20Time Fair! Thanks to you, our community will benefit from great projects. Ball4Good was able to sell hoodies and t-shirts to fans who wanted to show their spirit!

Ball4Good Launches Hoops4Miracles

We are happy to start Hoops4Miracles, a drive that will support nonprofits on Giving Tuesday. This year, we are asking fans to bring items to the Spartanburg Day vs. Carolina Day Game at Spartanburg Day School on Tuesday, November 28. The items will benefit Miracle Hill Ministries. We hope that other basketball teams will adopt Hoops4Miracles to help their communities in the future.

Ball4Good Partners with Spartanburg Day School Athletics for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Ball4Good organized a fundraiser with the soccer, volleyball, and tennis teams at Spartanburg Day School to purchase winter hats for the Cancer Association of Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties. We were able to purchase $2,500 worth of hats at a discount.

 

A special donation came from the Cothran triplets, Alex, Will, and Olivia. They donated their birthday money to go towards the purchase of the winter hats. Alex and Will are on the soccer team with our founder, and Olivia is on the volleyball team.

 

Pictured (from left to right): Ms. Glaydeane Lee (Executive Director of the Cancer Association), Ms. Olivia Cothran, Mr. Alexander Cothran, Mr. Will Cothran, Mr. Adom Appiah (our founder), and Mr. Houston Graves (2018 Tournament Partner).

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!