I Support My Community takes locals kids to Coach Rhodes’ “Fundamentals of Game and Life” and Charlotte Hornets versus New Orleans Pelicans


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Attending the Coach Rhodes’ event from Elkin area are, from left, in gray shirts, La’Bren Mann, Austin Williams, Caden Pardue and Reece Dobbins.


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Attending the Coach Rhodes’ event from Elkin area are, back row, Brandon Pardue, Bryan Dobbins, Chad Mann, Ian Adams, and Travis Walker; and, front row, Caden Pardue, Austin Williams, Rye Dobbins, Braylen Walker, La’Bren Mann, Reece Dobbins, Bailey Adams, and Brinn Walker.


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On Saturday, Chad L. Mann, president of I Support My Community, took eight tri-county youths to attend Coach Rhodes’ “Fundamentals of Game and Life” event at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte.

The students toured The Spectrum Center, played in a basketball tournament where they finished third in the second/third-grade division, and attended an education session on the importance of staying in school and getting an education.

The students also were exposed to the business side of professional basketball. Front office executives spent nearly an hour talking about the various roles within the organization that young people can attain with the proper education and training.

“This was great exposure for our tri-county student-athletes,” stated Mann, who expressed, ”special thanks to Brandon Pardue, Bryan Dobbins, Ian Adams, and Travis Walker for their help with making this possible.”

The event included game tickets for the Charlotte Hornets versus New Orleans Pelicans.

I Support My Community is a non-profit organization committed to developing strong leaders for tomorrow. Founded by Fernando “Sly” Best, owner of Midtown Barbershop in Elkin, I Support My Community serves youth from Surry, Wilkes and Yadkin counties.

Attending the Coach Rhodes’ event from Elkin area are, from left, in gray shirts, La’Bren Mann, Austin Williams, Caden Pardue and Reece Dobbins.
http://www.elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_Action-Pic.jpgAttending the Coach Rhodes’ event from Elkin area are, from left, in gray shirts, La’Bren Mann, Austin Williams, Caden Pardue and Reece Dobbins. Submitted Photo

Attending the Coach Rhodes’ event from Elkin area are, back row, Brandon Pardue, Bryan Dobbins, Chad Mann, Ian Adams, and Travis Walker; and, front row, Caden Pardue, Austin Williams, Rye Dobbins, Braylen Walker, La’Bren Mann, Reece Dobbins, Bailey Adams, and Brinn Walker.
http://www.elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_Group.jpgAttending the Coach Rhodes’ event from Elkin area are, back row, Brandon Pardue, Bryan Dobbins, Chad Mann, Ian Adams, and Travis Walker; and, front row, Caden Pardue, Austin Williams, Rye Dobbins, Braylen Walker, La’Bren Mann, Reece Dobbins, Bailey Adams, and Brinn Walker. Submitted Photo

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