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Dinner and Fellowship with Hoops Inc.

Date: October 29th, 2019

Who: Hoops Inc.

The Winston-Salem State Rams Men's Basketball Team and Hoops Inc. enjoyed themselves with food and fellowship, earlier this week. Hoop Inc. is always looking for new supporters with love in passion in their hearts for our Men's and Women's Basketball programs. To join the club, please contact Coach Cleo Hill Jr. for more details.

2019 CIAA BASKETBALL MEDIA DAY

Lincoln (PA) - :10 mark

Bowie State - 10:30 mark

Shaw – 22:30 mark

Elizabeth City State – 33:11 mark

Virginia Union – 46:40 mark

Virginia State – 59:20 mark

Fayetteville State - 1:10:30 mark

Saint Augustine’s - 1:21:25 mark

Claflin – 1:31:40 mark

Livingstone - 1:43:15 mark

Johnson C. Smith – 1:53:20 mark

Winston-Salem State – 2:03:25 mark

Commissioner – 2:16:55 mark

1st ANNUAL FRIENDS AND RAMILY COOKOUT

Date: Tuesday, October 13th, 2019

Who: Coaches, Staff, Friend, Family, Parents, Players, and Supporters of the Men's Basketball Program

 

Sunday, October 13, the Winston-Salem Men's Basketball program launched our 1st Annual Friends and Ramily Cookout. Although the rain and cold weather seemed to be against us, the event turned out to be a huge success. A special "THANK YOU" goes out to my coaching and support staff, who organized the entire event. The event was attended by our players, parents, and supporters of the program.  Due to the weather, the prepared fun and games were canceled. But, it gave us more time to bond and get to know each other outside of an athletics surrounding. Socializing and bonding time was something you could not put a price tag on.

The players proudly introduced themselves as well as their parents and guardians who were out to support them. The coaches also proudly introduced themselves and their family members who were in attendance.

The small event was a powerful experience...just what being Ramily is all about.

At the conclusion of the event, the players were issued DOG TAGS as a result of a long and grueling preseason conditioning program.

My staff is to be commended for organizing the event: Ricky Wilson, Lance Beckwith, Arnita Miles, and Brandon Talton. We will look to do it again next season!! - Coach Cleo Hill Jr.

 

PIEDMONT TRIAD SPORTS CLUB MEETING

Date: Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 

Time: Noon

Where: Terrace Room at Greensboro Coliseum 

Who: SPEAKER: TUBBY SMITH HEAD BASKETBALL COACH HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY

In Tubby's 28 years as a head coach and 613 wins, he has achieved 26 winning seasons. In 2005, he joined Roy Williams, Nolan Richardson, Denny Crum, and Jim Boeheim as the only head coaches to win 365 games in 15 seasons or fewer. In the 2016 NCAA Tournament with Texas Tech's invitation, Smith became only the second coach in history to lead 5 different teams to the NCAA Tournament. With Kentucky, he coached the Wildcats to the 1998 NCAA Championship. During his 28 years of coaching, he has won numerous national and conference coach of the year awards and was the assistant coach of the 2000 winning USA gold medal basketball team. In April of 2018, he was hired to coach his alma mater, High Point University Basketball Team.  He and his wife Donna give High Point University $1 million to build a new basketball arena and conference center.  In February 2018 High Point University announced that the new basketball court will be named in their honor.  Also although he and his wife Donna no longer live in the Lexington Ky area, their Tubby Smith Foundation (TSF) continues to serve underprivileged children and while he was the coach at Kentucky raised $1.5 million in 5 years.

"Piedmont Triad Sports Club treated me with high class and I truly enjoyed myself. This is a top-notch organization that does everything first-class. I enjoyed the time I had with the legendary football coach, Bill Hayes and legendary basketball coach, Tubby Smith. I hope to be privileged enough to one day become a member." - Head Coach Cleo Hill Jr.  

THE CLARENCE E. "BIG HOUSE" GAINES ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

Date: Friday, October 12th, 2019 

Time: Evening

Where: Dillard Auditorium located in the Anderson Center on the campus of Winston-Salem State University


WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State University Athletic Hall of Fame Committee has announced the 2019 inductees into the Clarence E. “Big House” Gaines Athletic Hall of Fame. The class of 2019 will include four individuals and one team to take their place among the WSSU greats. The inductees will be entered into the hall of fame in a ceremony on Friday, October 11, 2019, at Dillard Auditorium located in the Anderson Center on the campus of Winston-Salem State University. The inductees will also be honored at halftime of the Winston-Salem State versus Johnson C. Smith, Saturday, October 12th at Bowman Gray Stadium.

 

The Winston-Salem State University Clarence E. “Big House” Gaines Athletic Hall of Fame is the highest athletic honor that a former student-athlete, administrator, or private individual can receive at Winston-Salem State University. “To an athlete, being enshrined into your university’s athletic hall of fame is reaching the mountaintop. There is no higher honor,” WSSU Interim Director of Athletics George Knox said. “On behalf of the entire WSSU Department of Athletics, congratulations to all inductees for reaching this milestone.” 

"I felt blessed to be at attendance. Listening to the inspiring speeches and seeing all the RED blazers in the building, was very powerful. My focus is to have my team, coaching staff, and players honored in the near future." - Coach Cleo Hill Jr.

BLACK PHILANTHROPY INITIATIVE'S ANNUAL FUNDRAISER EVENT

Advancing Equity in Education

Date: Thursday, October 10th, 2019 

Time: 5:30 PM

Where: Winston-Salem State University Anderson Center, McNeil Ballroom

Launched in 2007, the Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI) serves as a model for rethinking philanthropy in Forsyth County’s black community.  Through engagement and encouragement, BPI educates people to utilize their philanthropic strengths of time, talent, and treasure to impact meaningful change and address identified needs in the black community.

Launched in 2007, the Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI) serves as a model for rethinking philanthropy in Forsyth County’s black community.  Through engagement and encouragement, BPI educates people to utilize their philanthropic strengths of time, talent, and treasure to impact meaningful change and address identified needs in the black community.

The Black Philanthropy Initiative is led by a group of community volunteers who acknowledge the traditions of sharing in the black community and seek to expand charitable giving through education and impact.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Date: Friday, October 4th, 2019 

Time: 9 AM

Where: 1301 C. E. Gray Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

The WSSU Men's Basketball Team participated in a community service event at Ken Carlson Boys and Girls Club in Winston Salem, NC. Our student-athletes assisted in the organization of seating charts, intercom for call ups, and cleanup at the end. The event was called "Apple Tree". Between 9 AM and 1 PM, the men and women from the community came to register, give a donation, gifts, toys, or food to any child ages one through twelve. "I was impressed with the turnout as well as the organization and communication skills of my student-athletes. We wish to thank former Ram, Sylvia Adams and the Ken Carlson Boys & Girls Club for allowing us to participate in such an event." - Coach Cleo Hill Jr.

Visiting Mount Olive Baptist Church

Date: Sunday, September 29, 2019 

Time: 11 AM

Where: 1301 C. E. Gray Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

"My team and I had a beautiful time visiting Mount Olive Baptist Church, today. We listened and learned from the legendary Dr. C.E. Gray. The fellowship, sermon and the energy was electric! We will definitely return!" - Coach Cleo Hill Jr.

Take a Drive Down "Cleo Hill Sr. Way" - Street Naming Ceremony

Date: Saturday, August 31, 2019 

Time: Noon

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