Transportation Impact, NBA Champ Rasheed Wallace team up for local camp

Tar Heel great to host members of local Boys & Girls Clubs on Saturday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Emerald Isle, N.C. (November 3, 2016) – NBA Champion and 4-time NBA All-Star Rasheed Wallace will visit the Morehead City Sunshine Lady Club this Saturday where he, along with representatives from Transportation Impact, will host a basketball camp for area members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Coast Carolina.

Wallace, a Philadelphia native, attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1993-95 where he and teammate Jerry Stackhouse led the Tar Heels to the Final Four in 1995. Wallace entered the NBA Draft later that summer and was selected No. 4 overall by the Washington Bullets (now the Washington Wizards).

At 6-feet-10-inches, the outspoken big man was as versatile as he was durable. He averaged nearly 70 games per season during his 16-year career.

“We had the opportunity to invite Rasheed to our area when we met at a gala in Atlanta earlier this year,” said Keith Byrd, Co-Founder and Partner at Transportation Impact. “What struck me was how genuine he is, and I thought, ‘Man, it would be great if we could share this experience with the kids in our community.’”

Byrd said that the event was a long time in the making, and hopes it will be the first of a 3-part series in which the local supply chain management firm will pair NBA greats with local youth.

“We are hopeful that other NBA stars will visit the area in the coming months to help us spread the message to our kids that they are an important part of our community and our world. We want them to have a chance to meet these guys and be reassured that if you work hard enough, anything is possible.”

This weekend’s event will take place at the Morehead City Sunshine Lady Club from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event is not open to the public, but is open to all members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina and their families. Lunch will be provided.

For more information about the event, contact Jodi Fetter at (252) 222-3007 or jodie@bgccc.net.

 

About Transportation Impact

Transportation Impact is a supply chain spend-management firm headquartered in Emerald Isle, N.C. Founded in 2008, the company offers a portfolio of supply chain services and technologies that help large companies reduce the costs associated with small package and freight shipping. So far in 2016, TI has been named to the North Carolina Mid-Market FAST 40 and the Grant Thornton North Carolina 100, and has earned a spot on Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 list for the fourth consecutive year. For more information, visit transportationimpact.com.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina

Boys & Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina (BGCCC) is an innovative leader in youth development services in Carteret and Craven counties. BGCCC has provided services since 1997 and has Clubs and school sites in four cities—Beaufort, Havelock, Morehead City, and New Bern, North Carolina. BGCCC specializes in after-school care, delivering nationally recognized programs, as well as homegrown programming for youth ages 6-18 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. For more information, please visit www.bgccc.net.

 

 

Media contact:

Brandon Staton
(252) 424-8404
brandon.staton@transimpact.com
8921 Crew Drive
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

##

No Comments Yet.

Leave a Comment