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Help the Triad Trackers go to Nationals!
We are nationally ranked and attending Nationals for the first time in a team history!
Started in 1985 as the Winston-Salem Smokers, the Triad Trackers have been a long running, although relatively unknown, mainstay in the community.
Our diverse team of men and women has players with a wide range of ages, and numerous disabilities including amputees, spinal cord injuries, and congenital conditions. We are bound by our love of basketball and the intense camaraderie we feel. This makes us more than just a basketball team. We are family.
This season we finished with a record of 16-6, taking first place in our division of the Carolinas Conference, and 3rd place in the conference tournament. We are currently ranked 2nd in nation and as a result have earned an invitation to the National Championship tournament where 64 teams will play in 3 divisions.
Most of the players are on fixed incomes and financial resources are already stretched. The team travels extensively to games and has struggled to make it through the season. We are now unable to afford the cost of sending all the players, who have worked so hard, to a tournament to which they earned the privilege of participation.
My favorite part of playing on the team for the last 11 years is the support and encouragement. I joined the team about 6 months after suffering a spinal cord injury in a car accident that left me paralyzed from the waist down. I was struggling to adapt to life, but the second I rolled into the gym I became a member of a family. I had people who I could talk to, people who had gone through what I was going through and could guide me. People who encouraged me. People who inspired me. People who didn't allow me to make excuses for not doing something "because I'm paralyzed". I have been able to become one of those people, and I thank God for the opportunity to do that. I joined the team for one reason. My reason for staying is different. The look on a new player’s face when they sit a chair for the first time, and when they make their first basket in a game and the crowd cheers.
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The Human Race 5K Walk/Run
Saturday, April 1 2017
Walk, run or roll to support your favorite charities!
Over the years, The Real World Program for youth has been successful in helping young people develop life skills, including carving out educational and career plans, learning the basics of getting and keeping a job, and locating appropriate housing, but mostly, it has introduced youth to the variety of options that are available to young people. These youth quickly learn it can be a real jungle out there!
Credits, debits, assets, liabilities, debt ratio—
Welcome to the Jungle!
Real World presents Money Jungle is a 1 hour simulation of the real world. In hourly increments, youth will learn to write a check, maintain a register, use an ATM, apply for a loan, request a credit report, and more. The event will address decisions youth make in lifestyle choices (such as housing, transportation, leisure, etc.). Youth will be provided a salary and challenged to take their salary and develop a budget based on every day needs (food, electricity, rent, etc.).
At 5:18 you will see a testimonial from one of our youth that went through the simulation.
Earth Day Pet Adoption Fair
Join Best Friends Bed & Biscuit and Unique Kutz 150 on Saturday, April 22 from noon to 5pm for an Earth Day Pet Adoption Fair! Come see pets from area non-profit rescues and help find FURREVER homes for them!
6980 Spencer-Dixon Rd, Greensboro
NC Gravity Games
NC Gravity Games & Science Street
Location: Lenoir, NC (Ashe Ave.)
Date: April 29, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: Free Website: http://www.ncgravitygames.com/
Drivers, on your mark … Registration is open and filling up fast as the 7th Annual NC Gravity Games get ready to roll in downtown Lenoir on Saturday, April 29! The NC Gravity Games and Science Street Expo, a signature event of the North Carolina Science Festival, features a gravity-powered race and STEM extravaganza designed to get students revved up about science and engineering. The event is brought to you by Google, Appalachian State University, the University of North Carolina and the City of Lenoir. Science Street will return to streets adjacent to the Gravity Games, bringing hands-on exhibits and opportunities to experience using exciting tech! To find out more or register a team to race, please visit: http://www.ncgravitygames.com/
M.A.D. Motorcycle Art Design
A MULTI-MEDIA , EXPERIENTIAL EXHIBITION
curated by Green Hill, combining art, sound, industrial design and cultural elements.
A collection of 23 motorcycles representing important moments and advances in the history of motorcycle design and technology.
A site-specific installation by North Carolina artist Ivan Toth Depeña encompassing the energy, motion and vibrancy of motorcycles.
A collection of custom wearables and accessories ranging from t-shirts to leather jackets to custom saddles to eyewear. Plus, historical documentation highlighted in posters, advertisements and photographs.
Educational programming for adults and children will include studying light and sound waves,
tattoo art, studies of motorcycle culture around the world and learning how to ride a motorcycle safely. Video documentation and color catalogue will accompany M.A.D.
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Bee Friendly to Bees Day
4th Annual Bee Friendly to Bees Day will be held by the Guilford Co. Extension Master Gardener Volunteers and partners Guilford Co. Beekeepers. The free event celebrates National Honey Bee Day and will be on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 9 am to 1 pm, at the Extension Demonstration Garden, 3309 Burlington Rd., Greensboro. Observe a bee hive, build a bee hotel, tour the pollinator garden, and much more family fun. Sponsored by NC Cooperative Extension and Nc Extension Master Gardener Volunteers. http://www.guilfordextension.