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Prep Notes: annual Hoops For HopeWay event is Saturday in south Charlotte

The annual Hoops for HopeWay fundraiser is Saturday in south Charlotte.

More than 20 community basketball teams made of Charlotte first responders, area schools, non-profits and corporations are scheduled to participate in the event that aims to support HopeWay and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness. The basketball games will be 3-on-3

The Charlotte Hornets’ Super Hugo mascot will be on site as will local radio hosts Fly Ty and Jacinda.

HopeWay is Charlotte’s accredited and non-profit mental health ceter for adults. It was created to fill a gap between hospitalization and outpatient treatment and has had more than 680 admissions since opening in November 2016.

Money raised from Hoops For HopeWay sponsors will help fund its community education and financial assistance programs.

The event, hosted at HopeWay’s gym, is free to the public (1717 Sharon Road West. Parking will be in the main building lot)

Patriotism Bowl to kick off Friday in Mint Hill

The seventh annual Patriotism Bowl is Friday at Rocky River High School.

The Ravens will host North Mecklenburg in a high school football game that will benefit three area organizations dedicated to patriotism, veterans, active military and their families.

The teams will wear special camouflaged jerseys; there will be military displays throughout the stadiums; and a special guest for the coin toss. In addition there will be a skydiving exhibition and a flyover of three helicopters. The helicopters will fly over Ardrey Kell High at approximately 6:37 followed by Porter Ridge (6:44), Butler (6:49), East Meck (6:53), Mallard Creek (6:59), Mooresville (7:06) and Rocky River (7:21).


Concord Cannon freshman Jaden Bradley and Northside Christian freshman Jalen Schifino have been invited to USA Basketball camp in October, joining some of the nation’s top players in his age group.

Davidson Day has openings for boys junior varsity and middle school coaches. Info? Ron Johnson at or 704-237-5200.

Carlton “Spanky” Anthony has resigned as Anson County boys basketball coach. Anthony was also a former coach at Vance and Garinger.

Anthony, who lives in Charlotte, said the distance to school was a factor as well as his desire to see his son, C.J., play high school sports. Anthony will be an assistant at Porter Ridge High in Union County.


Harding High star Quavaris Crouch plans to play more on defense this season. At running back, the Rams star ran for more than 3,00 yards last season. Tennessee is among many top-tier national programs who have offered him a scholarship. Langston Wertz Jr.

Last week, Harding High running back/linebacker Quavaris Crouch announced his list of finalists for college. Crouch, who has missed the past two games with an ankle injury, received quite the reception from South Carolina fans.

Crouch lists South Carolina among his finalists along with Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Michigan, Southern Cal and Tennessee.

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