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2ND ANNUAL COLLEGE PARK DAY (2021)

"BIG JERN" ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP (2020)

THE "BIG JERN" SCHOLARSHIP


In March of 2020, COVID hit the world and we were forced to stay inside and cancel all of our events. Due to this world-wide crisis many athletes across the country lost opportunities.


Our foundation decided to grant the first "Big Jern" Athletic Scholarship to Khaliyl Davis of Portsmouth, Virginia. As a senior, Davis helped his Wilson HS win a state champion but due to COVID, lost his chance to play college ball due to school funding. 

We named the scholarship award after the late Roderick Jernigan, also known as 'Big Jern.' Jernigan played a huge role in many Hampton Roads kids playing at the collegiate level and ultimately getting college degrees. We couldn't think of a better way to honor Coach Jernigan than assisting a Hampton Roads kid with furthering their education while playing the game we all love.



3RD BALL FOR A CAUSE (2020)

HOOPING FOR THE HOMELESS

February 29, 2020


Basketball is our way to reach and help the community. On February 29th 2020, we hosted our 3rd annual ‘Ball For a Cause’ charity basketball tournament. With the help of 8 sponsored donors, 80 players and several spectators we donated over 2000 items to the Union Mission Ministries who help house the homeless in the Hampton Roads.


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1ST ANNUAL COLLEGE PARK DAY (2019)

August 25, 2019


Using basketball to bring a community together is what we did for our 1st Annual College Park Day. We organized a community fun day for the College Park neighborhood in Virginia Beach, VA. Past and present residents got a chance to reunite and enjoy bounce houses, basketball games, music, food, and back packs stuffed with school supplies give away.

BALL FOR A CAUSE (2018)

THE BIRTH OF 'BALL FOR A CAUSE'

December 9, 2018


Helping the community through hoops is our passion. After great reviews from our first tournament, we decided to officially birth “Ball For A Cause”, our annually holiday b-ball tournament that allows participants to donate to a charity cause & compete on the court.


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HURRICANE RELIEF CLASSIC (2017)

October 28, 2017


Our first event came by storm, after Hurricane Maria left thousands without power in Puerto Rico. Due to many of our friends and families living on the island, we organized a b-ball tournament which participants had to donate canned goods and non-perishable items to play. All items were sent to P.R.


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