Girls Inc. will honor Nikki Caldwell on Wednesday, July 15. Caldwell is an Oak Ridge native, former University of Tennessee basketball all star, and current women’s basketball head coach at Louisiana State University.
She is also an “elite alumni” of Girls Inc., a press release said. The awards will also honor current elite member Semaj Clark of Oak Ridge, the release said.
The inaugural Girls Inc. Elite Awards ceremony is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville. All proceeds will go directly into expanding current programming to improve program content while increasing the number of girls served, the press release said.
The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame will open its full facility for the event for attendees to not only enjoy an evening of cocktails and appetizers, but to take a tour of all the Hall of Fame has to offer, the release said.
“As the only national Hall of Fame to represent only women, it is an ideal location for Girls Inc. to promote their research-based, intentional programs,” it said.
Girls Inc. serves more than 750 girls in the Anderson, Roane, and Knox county communities in-after school, summer camp and full-year sports programs. As a United Way nonprofit organization Girls Inc. relies on fundraising and donations to implement their programming to girls ages 5 through 18 years old. Their mission to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold has worked to build strong women of tomorrow for more than 35 years in East Tennessee.
For ticket and sponsorship information, visit www.girlsincoakridge.org or call (865) 482-4475.
“We hope to see you all there for the exciting event!” organizers said.
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