A great opportunity for Friends Association for Children, a non-profit serving children in Richmond, VA. FRIENDS.
ESPN and Infiniti are conducting their annual on-line competition – The Coaches Charity Challenge. 48 men’s college basketball coaches from around the country are selected to participate and each chooses a non-profit to represent. The coach that receives the most votes get $100,000 for his non-profit. VCU coach Shaka Smart was selected this year and he chose FRIENDS as his non-profit!!
The contest starts Monday, January 14th at 3 pm EST and you can help by going to ESPN.com/Infiniti. Look for the Coaches Challenge banner and vote for Coach Smart. You can vote once per day, so please do so to give Coach Smart (and FRIENDS) the best possible chance to win! http://www.friendsassn.org/
Other Events: Virginia Hornets Semi-Pro Football Team, Youth Training Conditioning & Post Season Football Camp, Saturday, January 19, Westover Hills Elementary Field, 1211 Jahnke Road, 10am-noon, for 8-14 year, dress warm, bring water bottles, cleats and jogging shoes, details Coach Clifford “Perk” Jefferson www.vahornets.com or 804-909-1325.
Richmond City Schools MLK Drill Meet, Saturday, January 19, 7am-5pm, at the Arthur Ashe Center. awards ceremony 5pm, free & open to the public, 804-780-6221.
GRASP Saturday at the Library, FREE college financial aid counseling and help filling out your FAFSA, Richmond Public Library, Main Branch, January 19 & February 16, 10am-4pm, 804-527-7708 for appointments.
Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K, Saturday, April 13, run, jog or walk, dress up in your craziest costume for a chance to win prizes, volunteer, www.sportsbackers.org.
Ghost Watch at Centre Hill in Petersburg, 1 Centre Hill Avenue, Thursday, January 24, 7:30pm, tours start 6pm and continues every fifteen minutes until 8:45pm, reservation required before January 24, 804-733-2401, adult tickets $7, children ages 7-12 $5.
Virginia War Memorial 3rd annual Artifacts Roadshow, Saturday, January 26, 10am-noon, 621 South Belvidere Street, www.vawarmemorial.org or 804-786-2060
Richmond Chinese Lunar New Year Festival, Year of the Snake -2013, (Lunar Year 4711), Sunday, February 10, 10:30am-3pm, Deep Run High School, 4801 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen, www.oca-cvc.org.