In December, 2017, The Lexington Chapter of Make Your Mark hosted the First Annual Make Your Mark JV Holiday Invitational. The four teams represented in this year's field of champions were Pelion High School, Gilbert High School, Westwood High School, and tournament host, White Knoll High School. Westwood High School won the first annual championship. The tournament was a huge success and featured not only great basketball, but showcased student leadership from all levels! #Running
The Make Your Mark Chapter in Mullins hosted the First Annual Coach Mark Gerald Scholarship Banquet on May 05, 2018. Over 150 people attended and more than $4,500 was raised to help students at Mullins High School with their college tuition. Students apply for the scholarship and are selected by a committee made up of Make Your Mark Board Members within the Mullins Chapter. Click here to learn more about the scholarship!
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.
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.
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
"Developing global citizens through
leadership, academics, and athletics."
In May, 2018, The Lexington Chapter of Make Your Mark hosted the First Annual Make Your Mark Cheer Clinic. The clinic was free to all 3-5 graders in Lexington County and was lead by 4 cheerleaders at Grays Collegiate Academy. Sara Beth Sheridan was the head cheerleader in charge and raised the money to provide free shirts, snacks, megaphones, hair bows, and crafts to all the campers who participated. Awards were also given out to cheerleaders for leadership and spirit. We are super proud of these young ladies for their leadership and appreciate the support of the parents within the community who took advantage of this awesome opportunity! #Running
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!
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!
1st Annual Coach Mark Gerald Memorial Golf Tournament Huge Success
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.
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.