Late Night With Roy 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.
More information available at GoHeels.com.
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.
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/2015-09-27/
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/
In the wake of the Paris attacks, what additional steps should we take – if any – to guarantee security in the public square?
We’ve all heard the famous Ben Franklin quotation: “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Reality, of course, isn’t quite so simple: individual liberty actually depends in part on society’s ability to guarantee security – they’re not opposites – and we know that we have to accept some rules and regulations for security purposes. (Ben Franklin, for the record, knew better: that quotation has been lifted out of context.)
But we also don’t want a police state: a free society needs to allow individuals a wide berth to think, speak, and act for themselves, even if that comes at the expense of “a little temporary Safety.”
Where is the line? How much regulation is necessary to be sufficient? How much is too much? Public venues face these questions all the time – and the issue is particularly salient now for stadiums and other sports arenas, since the Stade de France was one of the primary targets of the Paris terrorists.
Deborah Stroman is a professor at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and an expert on analytics and the business of sport. She discussed these issues on Monday with WCHL’s Aaron Keck.http://chapelboro.com/news/safety/stroman-on-sports-stadiums-safety-and-paris/
Maybe it’s just because they’re already always in the news, but it seems that almost every day we hear another story about troubled athletes. Athletes being arrested, athletes committing crimes, athletes doing drugs, athletes fighting with each other, athletes going AWOL from their teams. Of course you have to take that with a grain of salt: for every pro athlete who makes the nightly news there are a hundred others who live their lives without any incident at all. Still, though, it’s worth asking: in making sports a big-money industry, in subjecting our athletes to hero worship, are we enabling athletes’ bad behavior?
Deborah Stroman is a professor at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and an expert on sport analytics. She spoke with WCHL’s Aaron Keck about two recent (and very different) instances of athletes behaving badly: NBA star Lamar Odom’s near-fatal downward spiral and NFL star Greg Hardy’s sideline meltdown.
On Lamar Odom:
On Greg Hardy:
(Discussions about Odom and Hardy begin about halfway through the conversations.)