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Carolina Sparks in College

The Carolina Sparks Basketball Association is proud to have graduated our first class of seniors in 2013.  We have several players who are now in college playing basketball on scholarship.  Those who are now in JUCOs will soon be transferring to play basketball on the DI or DII level.

                                                                     Shaniece Bruster - Woodmont High - Converse College

                                                                     Terita Brown - McCormick High - Georgia Perimeter College

                                                                     Da'Sharel Day - Greenwood High - Denmark Technical College

                                                                     Alexis Dillard - Wade Hampton High - Anderson College

                                                                     Kiley Frazier - Clinton High - Newberry College

                                                                     Kenyatta Gilchrist - Abbeville High - Columbia College

                                                                     Sau'Kita Glover - Orangeburg Wilkinson - Denmark Technical College

                                                                     Alyssa Loudermilk - Eastside Christian High - Pensacola Christian College

                                                                     Nakia Young - Wade Hampton High - Newberry College

Congratulations to all of these young ladies.  You represented the organization with great class on and off the court.  We are looking forward to many others that will be entering college on scholarship later this year and the years to follow.




Carolina Sparks Basketball Association is a non profit organization that fosters regional and national amateur sports competition in accordance with the standards of and under the rules prescribed by the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). We endeavor to develop and support female athletes in Greenwood, South Carolina and surrounding areas for such competition. Carolina Sparks Basketball Association will compete on the local, state and national levels in various leagues and invitational tournaments.

As we enter our sixth season, we are very excited about what the future holds for our organization.  We will have 8th and 10th grade teams.  It is our desire to see every participant of this program grow in every aspect of life. Therefore, we will utilize our time with each one wisely. Our success as coaches in this organization is not limited to the number of games we win. It is measured by how much each player has grown in her understanding of the game of basketball and her progress off the court from the start to the end of the season. We believe in teaching our players to be leaders on the court, in school and in their respective communities.

MISSION

Carolina Sparks Basketball Association is a community based volunteer organization whose purpose is to use basketball as a tool to expand the horizon of young people. The primary goal is to successfully prepare young ladies, both academically and athletically, for the opportunity to pursue a degree of higher education at the college level.

CONCEPT

The organization will offer the following programs in preparation for achieving our primary goal:

Teaching of the fundamentals of basketball
Monitoring academic progress
Tutorial Sessions
Character/Image development
Life skills
Community volunteer services
Mental and physical health awareness
Competition and exposure through statewide and national tournament play