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Over 100 Employers and 500 job seekers to take part Mo Power To You: Back to Basic A Life Changing Event

NC Works Career Center Cumberland County, The Mo You Know, Mo’s Heroes, FTCC  and Surgeon & Associates will host a career and resource expo from January 25th to 26th 2023 at TJ Robinson Life Center; Hope Mills NC. These organizations have joined forces to connect companies who are hiring to a market of talents in NC for free. This training, informational, resource, and employment event aims to greatly benefit and significantly impact the Sandhills region labor force. The career fair is a hiring and networking event that provides job seekers with the unique opportunity and platform for hiring managers to meet, interact and interview talents at no cost to both parties. Career opportunities will be available in positions ranging from entry-level to management. 

 

The event program spans two days with the first day 25th January 2023 dedicated to providing job seekers access to soft skills acquisition and training including resume building, interview assessment, dress code and workplace etiquette training, entrepreneurial guidance, veterans affairs, and information and counseling on disability benefits. Day two program is the actual career fair with over 100 firms and resource agencies in attendance and at least 500 or more job seekers and applicants from the Sandhills region are anticipated to attend. Both days start at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm closing time. Application and attendance are open to all above the age of 16 though veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses are priority. 

 

The Hiring Event, which is scheduled for January 26th is a life-changing platform for hiring and networking between employers and job seekers. Employers invited to attend include Amazon, Duke Energy, vectrus, Cumberland County schools, Lowe’s, Fayetteville Public Works, Cape Fear Valley Medical System, Walmart distribution, Kellogg’s, US Customs and Border Patrol, KBR, Halliburton, city of Fayetteville, General Dynamics, Military Sealift Command, Smithfield Foods, Goodyear, Chemours, Mann+Hummel, Cargill, AAFEES, RLM, Applied Materials, CACI, Sampson Regional Medical Center, Watts Water, Pike Electricity and more will be in attendance to scout potential employees. 

For more information on this event or registration: 

Contact: Veronica.Rozier@commerce.nc.gov if the first letter of Job seeker’s last name or agency’s name begins with A-F

 

Chester.lambert@commerce.nc.gov if the first letter of job seekers last name or agency name begins with G-L 

 

Katrina.davis@commerce.nc.gov if the first letter of Job seeker’s last name or agency’s name begins with M-R.

 

dwight.butler@commerce.nc.gov if the first letter of Job seeker’s last name or agency begins with S-Z. 

The General Public can also register through Eventbrite 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/487391710727

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Sweet Valley Ranch Exceeds Goal for local charity give back program

 

 

Sweet Valley donates $152,483.00 in charity give back and surpasses its charitable giving target for the community as Surgeon & Associates kick off an initiative to hire veterans in all its businesses in 2023.

 

Each year, Sweet Valley Ranch partners with local charities in Fayetteville, North Carolina and gives a portion of the proceeds from its concession sales. Fred and Anita Surgeon, owners and operators of Sweet Valley Ranch, are actively involved in charity work and collaborate with various groups to assist residents of Fayetteville.

 

“It is our mission to share the Sweet Valley Ranch experience with people in and around North Carolina through our event venue services, annual attractions, animal sales and other community-related activities. We shall continue developing a ranch/farm that is in complete harmony with the surrounding lands and promotes freedom of spirit, personal growth, and an appreciation for family and giving back to our community” said Fred Surgeon.

 

With a total donation of $152,483 to Sweet Valley Ranch Give Back Partners this year, Sweet Valley Ranch surpassed its original goal of $50,000 to local charity. Partners and Guests raised $52,483 in support of the Give Back Food Trailer, the Surgeon’s matched the $52,483 raised with an additional $100,000 donation to Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity. Sweet Valley Ranch thanks its Ranch Give Back Partners which include Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity, First In Families Cumberland Chapter, Let’s Talk Inc, Cumberland County School Nutrition Association, Health And Nutritional Development Empowered Education (HAND-EE). 

 

Surgeon and Associates is also launching a significant veterans’ initiative to hire veterans in all of its family businesses by the year 2023. Surgeon and Associates, which was established in 2006, has provided employment opportunities to a variety of people and is especially interested in recruiting veterans who are transitioning from a life of military service to civilian life. Job opportunities include mid-level and upper-level management positions, and candidates can choose to work in any of the company’s branches, including farming and agritourism, healthcare, residential and commercial cleaning, outdoor pest control, property inspection, and carpet cleaning.

 

About Sweet Valley Ranch

With strong ties to farming, agriculture, and animals, Sweet Valley Ranch in Fayetteville pulls inspiration from nature and provides guests and families with a fun and engaging experience. Sweet Valley Ranch is very charitable and aims to support the neighborhood and community. Under the ownership and supervision of Fred and Anita Surgeon, Sweet Valley hosts seasonal events such as Backwoods Terror Ranch, Springtime Adventures, Dinosaur World, Festival of Lights, and Music at the Farm. Find more details by clicking here.

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Mo Power to You: Back to Basics Life Changing Event in Cumberland County, NC

Over 100 Employers and 500 job seekers to take part in the 2023 Job Fair in NC, Sandhills. 

 

NC Works Career Center Cumberland County collaborates with MO’s Heroes and Surgeon & Associates to host the largest job fair in NC 2023.

 

NC Works Career Center Cumberland County, MO’s Heroes and Surgeon & Associates will host a career and resource expo from January 25th to 26th 2023 at TJ Robinson Life Center; Hope Mills NC. These organizations have joined forces to connect companies who are hiring to a market of talents in NC for free. This training, informational, resource, and employment event aims to greatly benefit and significantly impact the Sandhills region labor force. The career fair is a hiring and networking event that provides job seekers with the unique opportunity and platform for hiring managers to meet, interact and interview talents at no cost to both parties. Career opportunities will be available in positions ranging from entry-level to management. 

 

The event program spans two days with the first day 25th January 2023 dedicated to providing job seekers access to soft skills acquisition and training including resume building, interview assessment, dress code and workplace etiquette training, entrepreneurial guidance, veterans affairs, and information and counseling on disability benefits. Day two program is the actual career fair with over 100 firms and resource agencies in attendance and at least 500 or more job seekers and applicants from the Sandhills region are anticipated to attend. Both days start at 10:00 am to 5:00 pm closing time. Application and attendance are open to all above the age of 16 though veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses are priority. 

 

The Career Fair, which is scheduled for January is a life-changing platform for hiring and networking between employers and job seekers. Employers invited to attend include Amazon, Duke Energy, vectrus, Cumberland County schools, Lowe’s, Fayetteville Public Works, Cape Fear Valley Medical System, Walmart distribution, Kellogg’s, US Customs and Border Patrol, KBR, Halliburton, city of Fayetteville, General Dynamics, Military Sealift Command, Smithfield Foods, Goodyear, Chemours, Mann+Hummel, Cargill, AAFEES, RLM, Applied Materials, CACI, Sampson Regional Medical Center, Watts Water, Pike Electricity and more will be in attendance to scout potential employees. 

For more information on this event or registration: 

Contact: VeronicaRozier@commerce.nc.gov if the first letter of Job seeker’s last name or agency’s name begins with A-F

 

Chester.lambert@commerce.nc.gov if the first letter of job seekers last name or agency name begins with G-L 

 

Katrinadavis@commerce.nc.gov if the first letter of Job seeker’s last name or agency’s name begins with M-R.

 

dwight.butler@commerce.nc.gov if the first letter of Job seeker’s last name or agency begins with S-Z. 

 

 

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Sweet Valley Ranch Exceeds Goal for local charity give back program

Sweet Valley gives $152,483 in charity donations as it exceeds the goal for the local Charity Give Back Program. 

 

Sweet Valley donates $152,483.00 in charity give back and surpasses its charitable giving target for the community as Surgeon & Associates kick off an initiative to hire veterans in all its businesses in 2023.

 

Each year, Sweet Valley Ranch partners with local charities in Fayetteville, North Carolina and gives a portion of the proceeds from its concession sales. Fred and Anita Surgeon, owners and operators of Sweet Valley Ranch, are actively involved in charity work and collaborate with various groups to assist residents of Fayetteville.

 

A statement from Sweet Valley Ranch’s website encapsulates its stance on businesses and charity work. “It is our mission to share the Sweet Valley Ranch experience with people in and around North Carolina through our event venue services, annual attractions, animal sales and other community-related activities. We shall continue developing a ranch/farm that is in complete harmony with the surrounding lands and promotes freedom of spirit, personal growth, and an appreciation for family and giving back to our community.”

 

With a total donation of $152,483 to Sweet Valley Ranch Give Back Partners this year, Sweet Valley Ranch surpassed its original goal of $50,000 to local charity. Partners and Guests raised $52,483 in support of the Give Back Food Trailer, the Surgeon’s matched the $52,483 raised with an additional $100,000. Sweet Valley Ranch thanks its Ranch Give Back Partners which include Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity, First In Families Cumberland Chapter, Let’s Talk Inc, Cumberland County School Nutrition Association, Health And Nutritional Development Empowered Education (HAND-EE). 

 

Surgeon and Associates is also launching a significant veterans initiative to hire veterans in all of its family businesses by the year 2023. Surgeon and Associates, which was established in 2006, has provided employment opportunities to a variety of people and is especially interested in recruiting veterans who are transitioning from a life of military service to civilian life. Job opportunities include mid-level and upper-level management positions, and candidates can choose to work in any of the company’s branches, including farming and agritourism, healthcare, residential and commercial cleaning, outdoor pest control, property inspection, and carpet cleaning.

 

About Sweet Valley Ranch

With strong ties to farming, agriculture, and animals, Sweet Valley Ranch in Fayetteville pulls inspiration from nature and provides guests and families with a fun and engaging experience. Sweet Valley Ranch is very charitable and aims to support the neighborhood and community. Under the ownership and supervision of Fred and Anita Surgeon, Sweet Valley hosts seasonal events such as Backwoods Terror Ranch, Springtime Adventures, Dinosaur World, Festival of Lights, and Music at the Farm. Find more details by clicking here.

 

 

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Festival of Lights makes a comeback this November at Sweet Valley Ranch.

Festival of Lights makes a comeback this November at Sweet Valley Ranch.

This November, Sweet Valley Ranch will host its annual Festival of Lights once again.

 

Holiday-loving families are in for a treat as Fayetteville, Sweet Valley Ranch’s Festival of Lights makes a triumphant comeback this season. In Fayetteville, Sweet Valley is a working farm with a natural aesthetic that also serves as a local tourist destination and recreational spot for the locals and neighbors. Families will once again enjoy its annual Festival of Lights.

 

Over a million lights and more than 350 unique exotic animals can be found in the enchanting Christmas holiday wonderland known as the Festival of Lights. Come see animals take center stage in this enchanting ranch this holiday season with your family and friends. The Festival of Lights is a drive-through event, and parking is available for visitors at Tiny’s Winter Wonderland across the street.

In addition, the event offers vendors, gift stores, rides, food, and more. The drive-through event requires all ticket holders to be in the same car.

 

New for 2022, 100 foot Prehistoric Cave featuring custom Ice Age lighted exhibits and over 30,000 lights. First responders, Santa’s Backyard, Dinosaur World, Star Wars, Santa’s Drive-Thru Gift Shop, Nativity Scene, Gingerbread House, The Grinch’s Mansions, and Military Tribute are just a few of the special exhibits available. From November 25 to December 26 the festival of lights is open, with many specific days accessible throughout the week. Check the website and day that are convenient for you because this event is expected to last for only a few weeks.

  

Festival of Lights has received excellent ratings from people from all over the world and has been voted the best destination to spend Christmas according to many different magazines and publications. The festival offers exhilarating activities to provide each guest with a memorable experience they won’t soon forget. At the Festival of Lights, exotic creatures are not just sideshows; they are the main event. A tractor-pulled farm wagon rental program is another fantastic service provided by Sweet Valley Ranch. Guests can take advantage of this to experience and explore the lights and animals. 

 

About Sweet Valley Ranch

Sweet Valley Ranch in Fayetteville draws its inspiration from nature and has strong ties to farming, agriculture, and animals to offer visitors and families a fun and exciting experience. Sweet Valley Ranch is keen on charity and was founded with the intention of giving back to the local area and Community. Here, nature and adventure merge under the ownership and management of Fred and Anita Surgeon. Seasonal activities held in Sweet Valley include Backwoods Terror Ranch, Springtime Adventures, Dinosaur World, Festival of Lights, and Music at the Farm. Sweet Valley Ranch is committed to giving back to the community and collaborates with nonprofits to assist residents of Fayetteville, NC.  

 

Find more details by clicking here.

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The Fayetteville Woodpeckers to keep baseball going year round at the TJ Robinson Life Center

A batting cage dedication will take place on Thursday, November 17th at 5 pm at the TJ Robinson Life Center, Blackridge Road, Hope Mills, NC, as part of a donation of baseball equipment by the Fayetteville Woodpeckers.

For many young people in nearby schools and towns, sports go beyond simple enjoyment. Every year, more than 60 million kids and teenagers between the ages of 6 and 18 take part in organized sports in local schools and youth sports centers around them. Additionally, at least 61% of people who participated in sports regularly as children have higher rates of success in life, better communication skills, lower rates of drug and alcohol abuse, higher standards of living, and more active relationships with their families, partners, communities, and social networks.

Through the TJ Robinson Life Center, the Fayetteville Woodpeckers have provided baseball equipment to promote youth participation in baseball and sports. Thanks to the donation, young people will have free access to baseball equipment and other possibilities to learn about the sport. The TJ Robinson Life Center is a multi-sport and community gym in Hope Mills, North Carolina, that provides young people of all ages, races, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds with equal opportunities. Youths in nearby Fayetteville schools and neighborhoods now have access to batting cages and other baseball gear like bats, gloves, helmets, and pitching machines. The donation aims to inspire young people to learn about baseball and get involved in the sport without the financial obstacles that could have otherwise prohibited them from doing so enabling them to study, develop, and thrive in a stable environment.

About TJ Robinson Life Center 

TJ Robinson Life Center offers continuous assistance to the neighborhood and homes through wellness, development, and support, to the neighborhood through inclusion and participation regardless of gender, religion, or status. Designed for neighborhood residents, the TJ Robinson Life Center is a multisport and fitness facility. The TJ Robinson Life Center aspires to and works hard to be the change that our neighborhood needs.  In addition to offering a world-class sporting environment that everybody can enjoy, it plays a crucial role in helping today’s youngster’s personal growth.

To learn more, click here

 

About Fayetteville Woodpeckers 

 

The Fayetteville Woodpeckers are a Class A minor league baseball team based in North Carolina and an affiliate of the World Champion Houston Astros. They play their home games at Segra Stadium in the heart of Downtown Fayetteville. The Fayetteville Woodpeckers are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the city of Fayetteville as well as the surrounding areas. One of their guiding principles is to encourage and facilitate youth sports, which has made a real impact on the Fayetteville neighborhood.

To learn more, click here.

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Batting Cage Dedication as Fayetteville Woodpeckers Donates Baseball Equipment for Youths at the TJ Robinson Life Center.

A batting cage dedication will take place on Friday, November 18th at 5 pm at the TJ Robinson Life Center, Blackridge Road, Hope Mills, NC, as part of a donation of baseball equipment by the Fayetteville Woodpeckers.

For many young people in nearby schools and towns, sports go beyond simple enjoyment. Every year, more than 60 million kids and teenagers between the ages of 6 and 18 take part in organized sports in local schools and youth sports centers around them. Additionally, at least 61% of people who participated in sports regularly as children have higher rates of success in life, better communication skills, lower rates of drug and alcohol abuse, higher standards of living, and more active relationships with their families, partners, communities, and social networks.

Through the TJ Robinson Life Center, the Fayetteville Woodpeckers have provided baseball equipment to promote youth participation in baseball and sports. Thanks to the donation, young people will have free access to baseball equipment and other possibilities to learn about the sport. The TJ Robinson Life Center is a multi-sport and community gym in Hope Mills, North Carolina, that provides young people of all ages, races, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds with equal opportunities. Youths in nearby Fayetteville schools and neighborhoods now have access to batting cages and other baseball gear like bats, gloves, helmets, and pitching machines. The donation aims to inspire young people to learn about baseball and get involved in the sport without the financial obstacles that could have otherwise prohibited them from doing so enabling them to study, develop, and thrive in a stable environment.

About TJ Robinson Life Centre

TJ Robinson Life Center offers continuous assistance to the neighborhood and homes through wellness, development, and support,  to the neighborhood through inclusion and participation regardless of gender, religion, or status. Designed for neighborhood residents, the TJ Robinson Life Centre is a multisport and fitness facility. The TJ Robinson Life Centre aspires to and works hard to be the change that our neighborhood needs.  In addition to offering a world-class sporting environment that everybody can enjoy, it plays a crucial role in helping today’s youngster’s personal growth.

To learn more, click here

 

About Fayetteville Woodpeckers

Fayetteville Woodpeckers is a minor league baseball team based in North Carolina and an affiliate of the World Champion Houston Astros in the Carolina League. They play their home games at Segra Stadium. The Fayetteville Woodpeckers are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the surrounding areas as well as in the city of Fayetteville. One of its guiding principles is to encourage and facilitate young athletics, which has a real impact on the Fayetteville neighborhood.

To learn more, click here.

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Festival of Lights makes a comeback this November at Sweet Valley Ranch.

This November, Sweet Valley Ranch will host its annual Festival of Lights once again.

 

Holiday-loving families are in for a treat as Fayetteville, Sweet Valley Ranch’s Festival of Lights makes a triumphant comeback this season. In Fayetteville, Sweet Valley is a working farm with a natural aesthetic that also serves as a local tourist destination and recreational spot for the locals and neighbors. Families will once again enjoy its annual Festival of Lights.

 

Over a million lights and more than 350 unique exotic animals can be found in the enchanting Christmas holiday wonderland known as the Festival of Light. Come see animals take center stage in this enchanting ranch this holiday season with your family and friends. The Festival of Light is a drive-through event, and parking is available for visitors at Tony’s Winter Wonderland across the street.

In addition, the event offers vendors, gift stores, rides, food, and more. The drive-through event requires all ticket holders to be in the same car.

 

First responders, Tony’s Backyard, Dinosaur World, Star Wars, Santa’s Drive-Thru Gift Shop, Nativity Scene, Gingerbread House, The Grinch’s Mansions, and Military Tribute are just a few of the special exhibits available. From November 25 to December 26 the festival of lights is open, with many specific days accessible throughout the week. Check the website and reserve times and days that are convenient for you because this event is expected to last for only a few weeks.

  

Festival of Light has received excellent ratings from people from all over the world and has been voted the best destination to spend Christmas according to many different magazines and publications. The festival offers exhilarating activities to provide each guest with a memorable experience they won’t soon forget. At the Festival of Lights, exotic creatures are not just sideshows; they are the main event. A tractor-pulled farm wagon rental program is another fantastic service provided by Sweet Valley Ranch. Guests can take advantage of this to experience and explore the lights and animals. 

 

About Sweet Valley Ranch

Sweet Valley Ranch in Fayetteville draws its inspiration from nature and has strong ties to farming, agriculture, and animals to offer visitors and families a fun and exciting experience. Sweet Valley Ranch is keen on charity and was founded with the intention of giving back to the local area and Community. Here, nature and adventure merge under the ownership and management of Fred and Anita Surgeon. Seasonal activities held in Sweet Valley include Backwoods Terror Ranch, Springtime Adventures, Dinosaur World, Festival of Lights, and Music at the Farm. Sweet Valley Ranch is committed to giving back to the community and collaborates with nonprofits to assist residents of Fayette.

 

Find more details by clicking here.

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A community that gives: Health Fair and Blood Drive set to take place in Cumberland County.

On December 9, 2022, in Cumberland County, TJ Robinson Life Centre will organize a blood drive and health fair in honor of Darvin K. Jones, a longstanding community outreach director at Cape Fear Valley Health Centre.

 

The first-ever Darvin. K. Jones blood drive will be held on December 9, 2022, at the TJ Robinson Life Centre in Hope Mills, North Carolina, by TJ Robinson and the Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. This health fair and blood drive, which is set to run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, is the first of what is intended to be a series of events aimed at uniting the neighborhood and saving lives.

 

The health fair offers several essential services, including free health screenings, blood pressure checks, hearing and vision exams, dental exams, spine exams, and services for people with disabilities. Anyone who participates in the event will also be able to receive a free health screening from Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

 

Volunteer participation in the Health Fair is encouraged from people of the community. Blood will be examined and checked to assure blood safety prior to donation. 

 

The TJ Robinson Life Center wants to reassure the general public and potential donors that their information and data are secure and that it will not divulge information to people or government organizations without their consent.

 

Visit this website for further details: 

 

About TJ Robinson Life Centre

 

The TJ Robinson Life Centre is a nonprofit organization that provides ongoing support to the neighborhood and homes through wellness, development, support, diversification, and opened channels of communication to the neighborhood through inclusion and participation on all levels, regardless of gender, religion, or status. The TJ Robinson Life Centre aspires to and works hard to be the change that our neighborhood needs. The TJ Robinson Life Centre is a multisport and fitness center created for use by locals and those in the neighborhood. In addition to offering a world-class sporting environment that everybody can enjoy, it plays a crucial role in helping today’s youngsters develop personally.

 

About Cape Fear Valley Medical Centre

 

Cape Fear Valley Medical Center information

Since 1954, Cape Fear Valley Medical Centre has served Fayetteville, Cumberland, as a reliable regional medical hub. The Cape Fear Valley Medical Center specializes in surgical procedures, cancer therapy, and cardiac care. A community-based, non-profit blood center called the Cape Fear Blood Donor Center offers blood products from blood donors to patients at Cape Fear Valley Health. It started as a strategy to give local residents a chance to help themselves and their community by donating blood voluntarily.

 

Visit this page for additional details.

 

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E.E. Smith Sports Hall of Fame 2023 Inductees

 

The National Association of E.E. Smith Alumni and Friends, Inc. (NAEESAF) and The E.E. Smith Sports Hall of Fame (EES SHOF) are proud to announce the second annual class of inductees into the E.E. Smith Sports Hall of Fame. The E.E. Smith Sports Hall of Fame was established August 9, 2021, with the mission to recognize the noteworthy achievements and contributions of student athletes, teams, coaches, school staff, and volunteers who donated extraordinary amounts of time and talent to the E.E. Smith athletic program.

 

The HOF Initiative Committee is excited to announce the E.E. Smith Sports Hall of Fame Second Class as follows:

• Three former coaches who helped to create and continue Smith’s outstanding winning sports legacy —  Ida Askew, Henry A. Black, and Milton A. Butts.

• Fourteen former E.E. Smith athletes who excelled in various sports at EES and in college: Joyce Vaughn Battle ’81 Basketball, Robert Brickey ’86 Basketball, Nettie Toomer Council ’48 Basketball, Carl Galbreath ’45 Football, Angela Hill ’90 Basketball, Carey Hughley ’61 Football, Samara Dobbins Johnson ’91 Basketball, Connell Maynor ’87 Football, Earl McNeill ’68 Basketball and Baseball, Garvin Stone ’69 Football, Brandon Wallace ’05 Wrestling, Bobby Earl Williams ’58 Football, Colette Williams Valentine ’82 Track and Field, Roszella Major Williams ’78 Track and Field.

• One Legacy Family of outstanding athletes, The Cole Brothers: Ben ‘57, Alexander (Fuzzy) ‘61, Allen ‘62 and Lamb ‘67.

• Three North Carolina State Championship Men’s Basketball Teams: 1937, 1938, and 1950.

• The 1939 Men’s Basketball Team who were Finalist in the National Championship.

 

The HOF Initiative Committee, on behalf of NAEESAF members, will introduce the second class of inductees at the home basketball game,Friday, December 2, 2022, vs. Saint Paul’s.  The Second HOF Class will be formally inducted into the E.E. Smith Sports Hall of Fame at a ceremony during a Gala Banquet on Sunday, May 28, 2023, as a part of the NAEESAF’s 2023 Annual Memorial Day Weekend Reunion activities.