2020 Court of Dreams – called off due to NBA shut-down & CMS field trip cancellations

CMS SENIORS face off after the 1:00pm HORNETS vs ATLANTIC HAWKS featuring All-Star Trae Young game on SUNDAY APRIL 5, 2020. 

FROM 2018 COURT of DREAMS: CMS area seniors, families and friends at the Spectrum What an amazing day! So many to thank and so much to be thankful for…

Starting with Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Jenkins orchestrating the Parkwood Drum Line and area ROTC roll-out of a 30 foot American flag with veteran-honoree Chuck Balley and tiny Sarah with the big voice from Hawk Ridge Elementary singing our National Anthem.

Veronica from Fitness Connection leading us in the Wobble – the Gems and Avery Cheerleaders and all who jumped in …. where were the rest of ya’ll ??? For surely, I didn’t mind dancing like no one was watching šŸ™‚

Hornets own Fly Ty pumping up the crowd, the lovely Jacinda Jacobs for blessing our event with her message and new book Uniquely Qualified and Councilman Braxton Winston II representing the Queen City.

Free throw participation from fans, short-sided girls game and the loveably cheesy Comedian/Magician Scott Francis

Our CMS area gentlemen dunking like NBA pros, ending in a NE SW tie – and ya know – in this instance, its ok – the way I see it, everyone won.

Ms Pontina’s Gems:

and the sweetest Prom Proposal ever by Myles Washington … she said YES!

and UPLEVEL Karate providing fabulous “1/2 time” shows …

Resilience advice by Southeast psych/Hornets sports psychologist, Dr. Festa and iThrive’s Dr. Beth

CRY for PEACE by JStylz and JMar (who’ve recently performed for the United Nations!) filling the stadium and our hearts with their universal message.

Behind the scenes: Thank you to Bria Bell our hard working events coordinator and the supportive Hornets event team; as well as our Refs, Coaches, Announcer Don Krutzig, and many many Volunteers. Especially Coach Gaston and Eleanor with her service project of positive affirmations, Teen Reach board members, photographer Jennifer Knight, videographer Kevin Douglas and all those who helped in too many ways to list … we can’t do what we do without you!

Thank you to our vendors, sponsors and media: Kiss 95.1, Power 98’s Church Boy, Langston at the Charlotte Observer, Isagenix, Tolini Plumbing, Young Living Essential Oils, Domtar, The Pentagon Group, Amazing Lash Studio, Harris Teeter, Snyder’s Lance, South East Psych, iThrive, Now’s the Time Fitness and our 2018 Gold Partners: Truliant, Uplevel Karate, Sports Connection and SOLA

AND a special thank you to SHARON BARKER – who helped pull the whole event together and sat outside on the beautiful though windy day until ticket lines dwindled to just a few still making their way in from Spring Break beach trips! We look forward to awarding scholarships, including one in remembrance of Aaron with the Aaron Barker & Charles Thornton Entrepreneurial Leadership Scholarship. SENIOR PARTICIPANTS fill out and return the scholarship application by MAY 1st … wishing all the best to all of you in your future aspirations.

The Teen Reach Managing Team