Gates County High School Alumni Charity Basketball Expo 2019

On Saturday, April 20, Gates County Community Partnership hosted the Gates County High School Alumni Charity Basketball Expo at Gates County High School.  “It was a resounding success with proceeds enabling a $2,500 donation to Gates County High School in honor of former varsity basketball coach Wayne Hathaway,” stated Gates County Community Partnership member Brian Rountree.

The Expo included three alumni basketball games, featuring Gates County High School basketball stars of the past.  The alumni cheerleaders were a highlight, mixing traditional cheers with new ones.  Other events included a 3-Point Shootout, Slam Dunk contest and “Rep Your Class” spirit competition, along with raffles and other giveaways.  The Saunders Science Scholars, Gates County 4-H and Gateway Community Health provided enlightening information, activities and services for those present.

“We would like to recognize game MVPs Mike Manley, Graylon Boone, Tommy Arline and DeShanna Duggins, as well as the 3-Point Shootout and Slam Dunk Champion Cassius Gary,” said Gates County Community Partnership member Sherley Jones.  “Also, the Gates County High School Class of 2000 won the “Rep Your Class” spirit competition by donning personalized t-shirts and singing their “Rock the Red and White” school chant.”

Gates County Community Partnership appreciates all who attended, participated and made the Alumni Charity Basketball Expo possible.  The directors specifically mentioned Gates County High School Principal Jonathan Hayes, Paul Gary, Renee Nicholson, Chante Lassiter-Jordan and the family of the late Wayne Hathaway.

“The Alumni Basketball Expo was about the community.  We wanted to show our love for Gates County by providing an avenue for good, clean family fun over the holiday weekend.  Hopefully, the event inspired others to become even more involved working for our youth,” said Gates County Community Partnership member Benjamin Saunders, Jr.

Gates County Community Partnership is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity whose mission is to inspire and increase community engagement by the citizens of Gates County for the educational and social development of its youth.  Donations are welcome at and P.O. Box 64, Sunbury, NC  27979.   For more information, contact [email protected].