Members of the 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte and their mentees will compete for bragging rights at their 19th annual Mentor-Mentee basketball game and food drive at the Sugaw Creek Recreation Center this Saturday, November 19, 2011 starting at 10 A.M.
The 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte has established an admirable reputation as role models for youth, expressed by their motto,” What They See is What They’ll Be.” Their annual mentor-mentee basketball game, however, is the one time that the men want to defeat the opponents, their mentees.
Last year the men won, thanks in part to former UNC-Charlotte basketball star and 1981 fourth round draft pick for the Detroit Pistons, Donnie Koonce, Immediate Past President of the Greater Charlotte chapter of “The 100.”
The only year that the mentees won was in 2001
The games are officiated by basketball referees, and the parents form an enthusiastic cheering squad for their sons.
This event combines community service with sports. The public is welcome .to attend. Admission is a canned good or other non-perishable item so that less fortunate families may have a holiday meal.
The address for the Sugaw Creek Recreation Center is 943 West Sugar Creek Road in Charlotte. Email Charlottethe100@aol.com or call 704-375-7300 for more information.