WADESBORO — Saturday June seventeenth, a big crowd of kids, youth, native political figures, educators, and their households stuffed the Metropolis Attain Group Middle in Wadesboro for a particular “Homecoming” Meet and Greet with Skilled Athletes who starred at Anson Excessive – then went on to the professionals.
Dionde Pratt, a star three-sport athlete at Anson Excessive, was in attendance. “Dre”, a Johnson C. Smith College graduate and basketball star, went on to play professionally in each Saudi Arabia and Boliva.
Bunyon “BJ” Tyson, one other three-sport star in Anson, attended and graduated from East Carolina College whereas changing into the fifth all time main scorer in ECU males’s faculty basketball historical past. After his time in Greenville, BJ headed over seas to play for the “BC Tarvas” Basketball workforce within the nation of Estoniaa
Stephone Anthony, performed three sports activities at Anson Excessive, however excelled in soccer, and was ranked as one of many high three linebackers in North Carolina in 2010. Anthony attended, starred, and graduated from Clemson College. Stephone was drafted within the 1st spherical of the 2015 NFL Drafts with the thirty first general choose by the New Orleans Saints and spent 5 seasons within the NFL.
Everybody in attendance loved a free cookout offered by Metropolis Attain Group Middle workers, and cooked by Anson County Commissioner Robert Mims. Native Dj Kenwyn “DJ FINESSE” Gatewood was readily available to maintain the power going! Each individual left with a free t-shirt offered by many native companies and sponsors.
To wrap up the occasion, the professionals took half in a query and reply session moderated by one other native Ansonian Samuel Cole, permitting them to share their story — their work ethic, their struggles, what motivates them, and to encourage the gang and neighborhood to have a relationship with Christ, “hold going”, always remember the place you got here from, and keep centered it doesn’t matter what is occurring round you.
Pratt, Tyson, and Anthony are nonetheless a part of the “sports activities” they love, with Pratt and BJ taking part in in Semi Professional leagues, and Stephone servings a Line Backer Coach at Clemson. All three Anson greats have faculty levels and profession paths, households, and success. Anthony is presently ending his masters diploma.
“Sitting right here, I see Anson — I see nice males — and I additionally see what lots of you on this room CAN BE,” shared Metropolis Attain Director Steve Adams. “In entrance of you’re Anson Boys — now grown males who defied the chances, prevented the road life, and have and have gotten higher than ever earlier than.”
Adams wish to thank each sponsor who made the free occasion potential: T-Shirt Donors: Robbie Hill 4 a Loader, Smith Funeral Dwelling, Jay Ayers – Thousands and thousands for Missions, Derek Bowens, Michael Covington – Morven Group Retailer, Lara Preslar, The Categorical Newspaper, Harvest Ministries, and Metropolis Attain Middle. A particular because of the Metropolis Attain workers and volunteers, Commissioner Robert Mims, Sam Cole, Teyon Williams, and the Sandhills Voter Initiative , and naturally each one who attended this monumental occasion.
For extra info on Metropolis Attain Group Middle- occasions, facility utilization, or easy methods to change into a associate – contact Adams at 704-695-2879.