CBC Kicks off Volunteer Registration in WRAL Gardens

CBC Kicks off Volunteer Registration in WRAL Gardens

CBC has committed to provide employee volunteers to help with our venue at the 1999 Special Olympics World Games: Basketball at the Dean E. Smith Center at UNC, Chapel Hill. As a volunteer, CBCers will get the chance to welcome and get to know athletes from around the world, learn about their culture first hand and experience their joy as they cross the finish line.

Darryl Jordan, Herb Sendek and Jim Payne

To help volunteers get more information, CBC held a Volunteer Kick-off Event in the WRAL Gardens. Employees were treated to ice cream and popcorn, and got inspirational messages of support from our very own Jim Goodmon and Jim Payne; Herb Sendek, Cornelius Williams, and Tim Wells from NC State; and Mary Steele-Nicholson, Special Olympics Committee, and Darryl Jordan, a Special Olympics athlete. CBC employees were given the opportunity to get into the spirit of basketball competition by participating in a Three-Point Shot and Free Throw Competition.

Herb Sendek, Cornelius Williams, and Tim Wells from NC State University Basketball Team stopped by to lend their support and encouragement as well.

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The crowd listened to works of encouragement from various speakers during the kick-off event.

Jim Payne, WRAL-TV, talked about why he is involved with Special Olympics

The “moose-tracks” ice cream from Scoops was the hands-down favorite


Employees had a lot of fun trying the “Get Back Board”


Richard Skinner, WRAL-FM, shows off his winning form.

Greg Harvey, CN, and Jason Hoyt, CN, rebound during the competition

Lou Norris, WRAL-TV, shot with the best of them

Jonathan Hughes, WRAL-FM, makes a three-pointer

Even Ben Waters, VP of Administration, got in the action

Josh Starling and Greg Walters, CN, watch Tim Wells from NC State in awe

Competition Winners

Lou Norris, WRAL-TV

Rob Hankin, WRAL-FM

Greg Harvey, CN

Myron Bethea, WRAL-FM

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