Small College Basketball Foundation Announces $1.3 Million Capital Campaign
Kansas City, MO – The Small College Basketball Foundation is excited to announce the launch of a $1.3 million Capital Campaign. Funding from the Capital Campaign will be used to build and maintain the Tribute to Small College Basketball, to create a documentary series about the history of college basketball at the small college levels, and to support the mission of the Small College Basketball Foundation. John McCarthy, Executive Director of the Small College Basketball Foundation, had this to say about the Capital Campaign:
"It is truly a thrill to launch the Capital Campaign for the Small College Basketball Foundation,” stated McCarthy. The fulfillment of this campaign will allow us to tell our stories, preserve the history of our game, and leave a legacy. Personally, this will be the fulfillment of an ambitious vision."
Small College Basketball (SCB) was officially founded in the Fall of 2015. The organization is now in its fifth year of operation and has served approximately 1,100 colleges and universities and has reached tens of thousands of people. The Small College Basketball Foundation, the 501©3 non-profit arm, was born in 2019.
The Tribute to Small College Basketball will be a physical structure that will be built within Hy-Vee Arena (formerly known at Kemper Arena) in Kansas City, MO. This will be a unique, first-of-a-kind physical structure that will use advanced technology to pay tribute to – and preserve the history of - the game of basketball at the small college levels.
Through the use of video, sound, light and advanced technology, SCB will pay tribute to the National Hall of Fame Inductees, National Award Winners, National Champions and 1,000-Win Club, plus it will include a historical timeline, trivia and physical items that will tell the Small College Basketball story. Additionally, it will flash back to some of the great moments and great highlights through video, light and photos. The content within the Tribute to Small College Basketball shall be updated on a regular basis.
Through the support of the Small College Basketball Foundation, it is the intent to create an eight-part documentary series to feature many of the great players, coaches, contributors, games, championships and historical moments in college basketball history – at the small college levels. This is an opportunity to tell stories on a grand stage.
This will be a professional production, and the intent is to have this broadcast nationally, and available throughout the world. Each of the eight episodes will be 48-60 minutes in length and will be produced by Waggener Productions, with oversight by the Capital Campaign Committee and the Small College Basketball Foundation’s Board of Directors. The Executive Director of the documentary series will be John McCarthy. This documentary series will be a very visible, public way to tell our story and preserve our history.
Funding from the Capital Campaign will also be used to add two new national awards and an additional major event for Small College Basketball. Furthermore, funding will help make Small College Basketball a sustainable entity and create a consistent annual revenue to the SCB Foundation.
The Small College Basketball Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of the following individuals: Harry Statham, Dr. Jim Poteet, Roy Pickerill, Christine McCarthy and John McCarthy. The Capital Campaign Committee includes: Kim Anderson, M.L. Carr, Del Harris, Larry Holley, John Hudson, Mike Lightfoot, Jim Nelson, Doug Palm, Bo Ryan, Josh Schertz, Scott Slaggie, Dan Snell, Gary Stewart and George Tinsley. The Small College Basketball Foundation would like to thank all of these individuals for their time and dedication.
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