"Developing global citizens through
leadership, academics, and athletics."
Another highlight of the semester was attending the Harlem Globetrotters game at the Carolina Coliseum. We had an amazing time building community together while we watched some fun and entertaining basketball.
One of the highlights of our year was the visit we made to Mullins High School. We were able to work out with the team, learn the rules of basketball from a SCHSL official, show off some of our basketball skills, judge the MHS dunk contest, and get autographs from all the players. When we were done we had an amazing meal provided by Mrs. Diane Gerald and friends within the Mullins community! Click here to see Part 1 and Part 2 of our trip.
Robin Gerald dropped by for a visit to Make Your Mark. She came by to thank the kids for carrying on the legacy of her brother, Coach Mark Gerald, and share her thoughts about how one can be successful in life. Click here to hear some of what she shared.
John Senter and Sherman Crosland dropped by for a visit to Make Your Mark. They shared with the kids about the impact Coach Gerald had on their lives and ways that they became successful in life. Click here to hear some of what they shared.
Special Guests and Events
Part of developing global leaders requires exposure to people inside and outside of our community who have experienced success in life. It is also extremely important to build community by going on outings and having a good time with one another. We are incredibly grateful to all who take time to visit Make Your Mark and share with our young people. #Running
The First Annual Marion County Alumni Basketball Weekend was held on July 03, 2015. Alumni from Mullins, Marion, Creek Bridge, and Latta High Schools came together to play 2 exhibition games. All proceeds raised went to support Make Your Mark in Marion County. It was a huge success. Special thanks to C.E. Smith Photography LLC. for capturing such an amazing event. Click here to view the pictures from the night!
The First Annual Coach Mark Gerald Memorial Golf Tournament was held on June 20, 2015. It was a huge success! Hosted by Pineland Golf Country Club in Nichols, South Carolina, 36 golfers came out to support our scholarship fundraiser for Mullins and White Knoll High School students. We are so thankful to all those who made the day a huge success including our corporate sponsors and avid golfers. Check out the pictures from this amazing event! Thanks to Yellow Rose Photography and Kelly Smithson for capturing these incredible shots!
On May 21, 2015 we held our first annual Make Your Mark End of Year Celebration in Lexington County at the Flight Deck. Vontay, Evan, and Kobe learned the words to LeCrae's Tell the World and dedicated to Coach Gerald. At the dinner they told those in attendance that they were using this song as motivation to continue #Running for Christ.
On May 21, 2015 we held our first annual Make Your Mark End of Year Celebration in Lexington County at the Flight Deck. This video highlights the ways we made our mark over the course of the school year! Forever #Running!
Another highlight of the semester was attending the Chick-Fil-A Classic. A special thanks to Director Gary Fulmer for seeing the importance of honoring such an amazing advocate for high school basketball, and inviting us to attend and witness it.
Tymere Zimmerman dropped by for a visit to Make Your Mark. He shared with the impact Coach Gerald had on his life and the ways that impact helped him as an athlete and in life. Click here to hear his thoughts from the day.
Mike Gerald dropped by for a visit to Make Your Mark. He shared with the kids about the impact his brother had on his life and about the great set of parents they had growing up who taught them leadership. Click here to hear some of what he shared.
Shawn Nelson, Kelvin Wymbs, and Precious Caldwell dropped by for a visit to Make Your Mark. They shared with the kids about the impact Coach Gerald had on their lives and ways that they became successful in life. Click here to hear some of what they shared.
Rokeem Williams, wide receiver for the Miami of Ohio University, dropped by for a visit to discuss his success in life academically and athletically. He challenged us to think with the end in mind, and set goals to do our best at everything. How you treat others can go a long way, and the people you meet in life are there to help you. He reminded us to be thankful for those in our lives and the impacts they make on a daily basis to inspire us to be better people. Thanks Rokeem!
1st Annual Coach Mark Gerald Memorial Golf Tournament Huge Success