Banner Elk Elementary Appreciation Day a rousing success
Feb 27, 2013
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College
athletic department hosted Banner Elk Elementary School
Appreciation Day this past Saturday in Williams Gymnasium, part of
an on-going series of special events taking place during home
basketball games this season. The series has been a tremendous
success, providing the College with the opportunity to strengthen
the all-important relationship between itself, its student-athletes
and the surrounding community.
“It’s always good to partner with our friends from
Banner Elk Elementary and promote good, healthy entertainment with
our own intercollegiate student-athletes,” praised Director
of Athletics Craig McPhail. “The stands were packed and the
atmosphere was electric with the jump ropers and the unicyclists,
making all of us glad to host such a great event.”
The athletic department was pleased to welcome students, faculty
and staff from Banner Elk Elementary as its guests for the day, and
all were invited to participate in the fun and games that occurred
during media timeouts throughout the Bobcats’ doubleheader
against Belmont Abbey College.
Everyone in attendance was treated to a special halftime program
during each game, as the Physical Education Club from C.H. Tuttle
Elementary School – located in Maiden, N.C. – brought
out its unicycles and jump ropes to entertain the near capacity
crowd with its outstanding talent and youthful exuberance.
“I think the families and students in attendance had a lot
of fun,” said Banner Elk Elementary principal Debra Wilcox.
“We certainly appreciate all the efforts of the [Lees-McRae]
athletic department, especially those of [Athletic Operations
Manager] David Shervington in putting this event together. It was
great to see our students so heavily involved in all the games
during timeouts, and I could tell they really enjoyed