Late Night With Roy 2015 is the traditional start to UNC’s basketball season – a free event for fans complete with scrimmages, music, dances and skits by the Tar Heel men’s and women’s basketball teams.
The event is free – but you can make sure to reserve seats NOW by purchasing tickets to the UNC-Virginia football game, which will take place the following day, October 24, in Kenan Stadium. Visit this link for more details about that promotion.http://chapelboro.com/calendars/late-night-with-roy-2015/
Join us for the Performance Golf Classic, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 28 hosted by the Governors Club. The Golf Classic is an annual fundraiser for the Chamber’s Partnership for a Sustainable Community.
Participants will enjoy a light breakfast; lunch, beverages and snacks on the course; and, an elaborate dinner spread at the after-play reception following the Performance Classic. Breakfast and registration open at 9 a.m., with a 10 a.m. tee time.
All proceeds from the Golf Classic benefit the Chamber’s charitable Partnership for a Sustainable Community.
Register your foursome or single playing spot in the 2015 Performance Golf Classic at: http://bit.ly/1gqCb0c.
Chamber Member Individual Player: $135
Chamber Member Foursome: $525
Non-Member Individual: $160
Non-Member Foursome: $600
SuperFan Ticket: $25
Interested in promoting your business and getting a hole sponsorship? Contact Aubrey Fox Williams at email@example.com or (919) 967-7076.
The Performance Golf Classic is presented by Performance Automall and hosted by the Governors Club. This year’s golf tournament is made possible by UNC Health Care; Bank of North Carolina; Carolina Athletics; Hamilton Point Investment Advisors; MHAworks, PA; Secure Network Administration, Inc.; The Pointe at Chapel Hill, LLC; Appointment Friend, LLC; Habitat for Humanity ReStore; The Carolina Club; and, Wells Fargo.http://chapelboro.com/calendars/performance-golf-classic/
When a ball dreams, it dreams of being a frisbee! Join us for our Learn 2 Play Chapel Hill Youth Ultimate frisbee clinics for 7-12 year old boys and girls! Learn how to throw and catch a frisbee and play Ultimate!http://chapelboro.com/calendars/chapel-hill-youth-ultimate-frisbee-clinics/
When a ball dreams, it dreams of being a frisbee! Join us for our Learn 2 Play Chapel Hill Youth Ultimate frisbee clinics for 7-12 year old boys and girls! Learn how to throw and catch a frisbee and play Ultimate!http://chapelboro.com/calendars/chapel-hill-youth-ultimate-frisbee-clinics/2015-10-04/
When a ball dreams, it dreams of being a frisbee! Join us for our Learn 2 Play Chapel Hill Youth Ultimate frisbee clinics for 7-12 year old boys and girls! Learn how to throw and catch a frisbee and play Ultimate!http://chapelboro.com/calendars/chapel-hill-youth-ultimate-frisbee-clinics/2015-10-11/
Young Professionals Group Soccer Scrimmage for Special Olympics: Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Group presents a soccer scrimmage with the Orange County Special Olympics in preparation for their big tournament the following weekend. The games will be 5 on 5 so the more teams we can provide the better practice they will get. We welcome all skill levels!http://chapelboro.com/calendars/young-professionals-group-soccer-scrimmage-special-olympics/
Tiger Woods did not win the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro this weekend (that would be UNC alum Davis Love III), but his presence generated millions of dollars in revenue – not only for the tournament, but also for the city of Greensboro.
Deb Stroman of the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School says this “Tiger effect” is unique in the world of sports – and is likely to last even if Woods never returns to the top of the game.
Stroman spoke with WCHL’s Aaron Keck on Monday. (They also discussed another significant economic story in the sports world: mounting pressure on the Washington <football team> to change its name.)
This is today’s Art Chansky’s Sports Notebook as heard on 97.9 WCHL. You can listen to previous Sports Notebooks here.
Can the USA women score enough to beat potent Germany?
Despite only a 1-0 win over China, the U.S. women’s World Cup team looked far more aggressive than in its previous matches. But can that translate into more goals against high scoring Germany in the semifinals Tuesday night, a game that has great precedent.
This will be the fourth World Cup meeting between USA and Germany, none for the championship. But the winner in each case went on to win the World Cup, the USA in 1991 and 1999, Germany in 2003. This time the red, white and blue can’t rely on a fourth straight shutout from goalkeeper Hope Solo, who has been spectacular in Canada. They have to stay on the attack.
Will 35-year-old Abby Wambach, playing in her last World Cup, be on the field more than the last few minutes she played in the win over China? The all-time leading scorer in international soccer may no longer have the speed necessary to keep the pressure on from her forward spot. Still, can coach Jill Ellis keep her on the sideline for so long? It’s a gamble, for sure.
The 5′ 11″ Wambach says criticism of the offense is justified, and she points to the constant pressure her younger and faster mates put on against China as the key to finding the back of the net against the Germans. While the U.S. now has a record for holding opponents scoreless over 422 consecutive minutes, assuming that will continue for 2 more games is fool’s gold. With Alex Morgan rounding back into shape and Carli Lloyd as dangerous as any player in the World Cup, keeping up the 90-minutes of urgency applied to China is the key.
By opening the game on the sideline, Wambach has become a spiritual leader, pumping up her teammates with fury and an occasional four-letter word during warm-ups. And, in light of the recent Supreme Court ruling, the face of same-sex marriage in this country going out with her first World Cup will cap a career that has made her an icon on and off the field.
But, when all is said and done, if it’s better for her not to start and come in to provide much needed inspiration in the second half of a close match, that’s what should happen. Speed is no longer her game, and this is no time for sentimentality.http://chapelboro.com/sports/chanskys-notebook-abby-or-no-abby/