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:
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.
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!
The Ball4Good Grants Committee is happy to announce that four nonprofits have been selected as finalists for the Basketball Celebrity Game funds. The committee reviewed 17 grant applications from November through December of 2018. Founded in the fall of 2016, Ball4Good has to date assisted 12 organizations. Past recipients of the Celebrity Game grants are:
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.
Sidewalk Hope: Impacts the lives of inner-city children through the hope of Jesus Christ.
BRUH Mentor: Restoring the urban community through mentorship, leadership, training and spiritual guidance.
Students will be voting for the grant recipient during the month of January. Congratulations to our four finalists!
The following schools were represented on the 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.