New York Knicks guard Ramon Sessions has issued a challenge to supporters of Myrtle Beach High School basketball.
The 10-year NBA veteran recently pledged $30,000 toward a renovation project of the Seahawks’ boys and girls locker rooms, and now it’s the public’s turn to chip in.
With the renovations projected to cost in the range of $80,000 to $100,000, Sessions is calling on supporters of the program to help reach that goal.
The details of the project – which he announced as the “Sessions Challenge” in November – have been released, and there is a perk for those who donate a large sum.
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While all donations are accepted, Sessions and Co. are offering tiered pledges, including platinum ($5,000), gold ($2,500) and silver ($1,000). Any individual or business that donates $1,000 or more will be granted a plaque – including their name and donation amount – to be displayed outside each locker room.
“I am excited to challenge all residents of Myrtle Beach (every business, church, organization, politician, man or woman in uniform, parents, teachers, etc.) to donate any amount that you can for the renovation of both the boys and girls locker rooms of Myrtle Beach High School,” Sessions said in a release. “Whether you have $1 to donate or $30,000, every donation matters and every donation counts.”
Sessions cited his late high school coach, Buddy Rogers, as motivation for the project.
“There was no denying Buddy’s commitment to the school; he spent the majority of his life building a legacy,” Sessions said in the letter. “There is also no denying the fact that the gymnasium was in his words, his first home – a home that has locker rooms that have not been remodeled since 1990.
“With this information shared, I believe that it is time for us to come together to support the Seahawks in a major way! I want to personally continue the dedication to the Seahawks that Buddy shared, and I hope that you will agree to follow suit.”
All donations are tax deductible and a tax ID will be available. The deadline for donations is June 22, when Sessions plans to hold a ceremony during his annual basketball camp to formally announce the beginning of the renovations.
For further information, contact Ann Sessions (843-945-0680) or Myrtle Beach High School.