"I am convinced that Home Court is the best program around. Not just from a basketball skills and training standpoint, but also from a leadership perspective of teaching these kids to be good peaople" - Ted. H
Ray Roberts Former Seattle Seahawk & Detroit Lion Current Seahawks Radio Commentator
Saturday, February 10th, 2018 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Home Court Facility
$75/person (a portion of the fee is tax-deductible)
$700 Table Sponsor (8 Seats plus Sponsor Recognition at event)
$40 for former Home Court Coaches and Kids 18 and younger.
The evening includes a silent auction, dinner catered by SeaStar, speeches from Home Court kids, coaches and supporters and an opportunity to make a tax-deductible donation to Home Court Coaching Development and Scholarship Funds.
The Home Court Coach's Gift Banquet is Home Court's annual celebration and fundraiser for our Coaching Development and Scholarship Funds. Thanks to a generous Matching Gift Pledge of $75,000 we are hoping to once again raise $150,000 ensuring as many families as possible can enjoy the unique experience of a Home Court program.
Home Court's biggest asset has always been the Home court Coaches who have committed themselves to creating a high performance environment for our younger participants. Like anything of substance however, those who give are often the ones who receive the most. The same skills and characteristics that our coaches exhibit on a daily basis are the same characteristics of successful students and community leaders.
"We struggle for basic family needs. Our limited budget has never afforded us the luxury of enrolling our son in structured sports program. As a result, he does not have the fundamental sports skills or game knowledge of most boys his age. This disparity has begun to have a negative impact on his self-esteem and self-confidence. He has loved every day of camp. Each drill, scrimmage and personal growth activity has increased his self-confidence. After the firs day at camp, the first thing he said to me is, 'I didnít know I could play basketball SO WELL.' Many coaches are able to embrace the most highly skilled player. I thank you because you made my son - certainly NOT the most highly skilled athlete - feel like a valuable team player." - Dawn R.
We're very excited to have Ray Roberts serve as the Keynote Speaker for this year's banquet. Ray was drafted out of the University of Virginia by the Seattle Seahawks in 1992. After four seasons in Seattle, Ray finished his career blocking for Barry Sanders in Detroit. After retiring from the NFL, Ray and his family settled back in Seattle where he worked at Microsoft, analyzed the Seahawks on the radio and coached high school football at Lake Washington. When Home Court opened our doors in 2003, Ray's daughter Reagan was one of our first participants and his sons Slade and Pryce have also attended programs over the years. On February 10th, Ray will share the impact sports have had on him, his family and others he's mentored over the years, share stories from his playing days and if we're lucky answer a few questions from loyal 12s in the audience about the Hawks.