The Illinois Shooting Stars are proud to announce that the team is under the new ownership of James Wright. And with this change comes the change of the head coaching position. The new head coach is now Fernando Stevenson.
Coach Stevenson is a native of East St. Louis, Illinois. He starred at East St. Louis Senior High School as a guard and averaged 22 pts. per game during his senior year. After he graduated high school he took his talents to McKendree College. At McKendree he was named Defensive player of the year his senior year. After graduating from McKendree Coach Stevenson has remained with the school as the Assistant coach for the men's basketball team.
Coach Stevenson and owner James Wright will now use their vast knowledge of the sport, talent pool in the area, and marketing to reshape and guide the Illinois Shooting Stars to new heights.
Illinois Shooting Stars...."Always shooting for the stars".
“It’s a Wonderful Christmas” Celebration Aims to Feed Over 300 Families
The Wardsworth House, OC Foundation, Resourceful Solutions II and Charlotte Invasion Partner
Charlotte, N.C. - Charlotte area organizations will come together to host the 17th Annual “It’s a Wonderful Christmas” Celebration on Sunday, December 21, at the Carol Heofner Center. The celebration will begin at 4 p.m. and will conclude at 8 p.m. and will include dinner, guest speakers and toy presentations to over 300 families in need.
Contributing sponsors such as ARJ, Belk, Coca-Cola, Yummy Tummy, Sam’s Club, Samaritan’s Purse, Toys for Tots, Walmart and others have helped make an impact in our community by signing up as year after year to give donations for this celebration. For the 17th year, they are joining together once again to bring blessings into the lives of families in need with food and toys. This year returning sponsors, The Wardsworth House and Resourceful Solutions II, welcome new organizations, OC Foundation and Charlotte Invasion, as presenting sponsors.
Not only is there a celebration, including guest speakers and dinner, but each child will be presented with toys from their wish list provided by one of our contributing sponsors.
This event is intended to put smiles on the faces, love in the hearts, and warm food in the stomachs of families from the Charlotte community.
For more information on Omar Carter or the OC Foundation, visit www.ocfoundationinc.org or for information on the Charlotte Invasion, please visit www.charlotteinvasion.com or call our Director of Marketing, Alexis Davis at (919) 673-6736.
About OC Foundation:
Our vision is to collaborate with physicians, nurses, and emergency personnel to inform all athletes and families to make them of aware of cardiovascular health. The O.C. Foundation would like to provide all athletes with the opportunity of awareness, healthy living and cardiovascular education.
About Charlotte Invasion:
Our purpose is to provide ladies ages 20 and older in and around our community the opportunity to compete in basketball beyond amateur status. The vision of the organization is to create a positive impact on the community by developing athletes into positive role models with the desire to exhibit excellence in everyday life.