The Banks Foundation is gearing up for its annual Triangle Golf Challenge on June 12.
This year’s Challenge will head to the newly built Lonnie Poole Golf Course on N.C. State’s campus. (Disclaimer: I am a member of the foundation board.)
The fundraiser’s proceeds will benefit Communities in School of Durham and the foundation.
CIS, as most educators in the Triangle know, has some of the most effective methods of reducing high school dropout rates. The organization supplies at-risk students with the tools they need tonot only stay in school but to succeed as well.
The Banks Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2000 to assist families moving from public housing to homeownership. It provides down-payment assistance to families qualified to purchase their first homes.
Lonnie Poole can hold up to 144 golfers, and that’s how many we hope will sign up to play in this fun (and trash-talking) event.
In sticking with the “Triangle” in its name, N.C. State’s Chris Corchiani, N.C. Central’s LeVelle Moton and North Carolina’s Walter Davis have agreed to be co-captains at the Challenge. Davis has been a regular for the past several years.
“When I heard about the program of assisting low-income families with homeownership, I knew I wanted to be a part of it,” Davis said. “It’s for a good cause, and I enjoy playing golf.”
Players on all levels are invited to compete in the two-person, Captain’s Choice scramble format.
There will be three flights: seniors 60 and up, open and high school. Not to mention good food (always my favorite.) So call 919-474-9137 and sign up.
Hillside’s Jalon Bethea and Markus Crutchfield, and Northern’s Trayon Smith have been selected to participate in the 2015 N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game in July.
West Johnston football coach Jimmy Williams will coach the East team, along with Clarence Inscore of Raleigh Millbrook and former Leesville Road/South Granville coach Mike Hobgood among the assistant coaches.
A loss is a gain
Despite losing in the PAC-6 Tournament, Hillside men’s tennis team has a bright future.
Hornets’ duo Grayson Quick and Bryant Hager won their match in the first round. It was Hillside’s first win in over 10 years, according to second-year coach Ike Barnes.
Crutchfield is the only senior leaving the tennis team. He will play football on a scholarship at Lenoir-Rhyne.
Mone’ comes to Durham
Little League pitcher Mone’ Davis and her Anderson Monarchs baseball team out of Philadelphia are embarking on a 23-day, 20-city 4,000 mile tour in the South as a tribute to the civil rights movement. They will even travel in an authentic 1947 bus.
The Monarchs will stop in Durham on June 21 to play the Long Ball’s 13- to 14-year-old team in an all-star game at a place to be determined. More details forthcoming.