Columbus County legend and former NBA star, Chris Wilcox, is hosting a community-wide Family Fun Day in partnership with Southeastern Community College on Saturday, August 14 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. The event will take place on the college campus.
Family Fun Day will have food, games, and fun. Wilcox and his team will be distributing 500 backpacks to K-12 students heading back to school and providing other community resources.
The college will be open and ready to assist with enrolling students in Fall classes. Classes start at SCC on August 16 so this is a great opportunity to register before the semester begins. College advisors can help students enroll, discover ways to pay for college, complete the Financial Aid application (FAFSA), explore career resources, and more.
Mt Calvary Center for Leadership Development will be on-site providing free COVID-19 vaccines to individuals ready to get their vaccinations.
Dr. Chris English, SCC President said, “We are so excited to welcome Wilcox back to his home county. It’s evident that he is eager to give back to his community by providing resources to support our youth and families as we continue to battle through the global pandemic. I hope everyone has a chance to enjoy this event on August 14.”
For questions, please contact Southeastern Community College at (910) 788-6358.
About Chris Wilcox
Wilcox is a native of Columbus County. He played basketball at Whiteville High School during his sophomore and junior seasons where he lead the team to the 2A State Championship in 1999 before transferring to Enloe High School in Raleigh, NC. He attended and played basketball for The University of Maryland before being drafted in the NBA where he played professionally for 12 seasons
During his time in the NBA he was a team member for the Clippers, Seattle Super Sonics/Oklahoma City Thunder, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, and Boston Celtics. Wilcox played 628 NBA games, starting in 261. Wilcox resides in North Carolina with his wife and children.
The Chris Wilcox Group works to provide support resources for youth.
Wilcox is the Chief Executive Officer of Helping Everyday Youth (HEDY), a program that provides community and school-based treatment programs that address and help rectify external behaviors for underserved youth. With Wilcox being able to relate to the benefits and importance of after-school programs, mentors, and community engagement – he has been able to provide life coaching, mentoring, counseling, life skills training, and wrap-around services.
Pictured: Chris Wilcox