Friday, March 26, 2010

Antawn Jamison presents Right Moves March Madness finals

Former Providence High All-American basketball star Antawn Jamison annually sponsorsThe Right Moves for Youth March Madness Competition. This year's event is Saturday at Berry High.

Right Moves students will compete in cheerleading, stepping and basketball. The event runs from 9 a.m. until 3:15 p.m.

Right Moves for Youth is a nonprofit organization that works with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students in a group setting. Students participate in clubs in more than 70 school-based sites with a volunteer base of more than 500 individuals. Volunteers promote positive youth development by enhancing participants' academic accomplishments, leadership ability, life skills awareness, self-esteem, civic responsibility and cultural awareness.

Right Moves For Youth’s “Pay-To-Play” philosophy rewards students for their achievements by providing opportunities to participate in a variety of athletic and cultural activities. Students who “pay” by improving their attendance, behavior and/or academic performance are rewarded with various opportunities to “play”.

One of these is the annual RMFY March Madness competition, which gives our students the chance to compete in basketball, cheerleading and stepping. Participation in March Madness is a reward for club members who show continuous improvement in attendance, behavior and academic performance.

Jamison, now with the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers, is sponsoring the event for the seventh consecutive season as part of his “A Better Tomorrow” campaign. More information on this initiative can be found at

March Madness Schedule:

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM-RMFY High School Championship Game- West Charlotte High School vs. Harding University High School

10:15 AM – 11:30 AM-RMFY Cheerleading Competition

11:45 AM- 12:45 PM-RMFY Middle School Championship Game- A.G. Middle School vs. Randolph Middle School

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM- RMFY Step Competition

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM- RMFY Elementary Championship Game- Hornets Nest Elementary School vs. Nathaniel Alexander

*Award Ceremony immediately following games*