It was announced on June 3rd that Clay Aiken would be making an appearance at a charity basketball game for the Richard J. Murphy Memorial Scholarship. The game will be played at the Leesville Road High School gymnasium on Thursday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m.
The game is a re-play of the 2001 game between Leesville Road and Broughton High School basketball teams. That game was played before the largest crowd to attend a high school game between two teams from North Carolina.
Some of Raleigh’s finest basketball players from Murphy’s era will participate including former and current ACC and NBA players.
The Richard J. Murphy Memorial Scholarship was established to honor a Leesville Road High School senior who epitomizes Richard Murphy’s high expectations and commitment to visionary leadership, public service, and lifelong learning. Mr. Murphy embodied these traits as a teacher, educator, and administrator during 36 years of service to the Wake County Public School System.
Richard J. Murphy was a life long educator who spent his entire career in the Wake County Public School System. In 1993 he realized a lifelong dream when he was asked to open Leesville Road High School, the first new high school to open in Wake County since 1978.
Richard J. Murphy passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer.
So…according to the Richard J. Murphy Memorial Scholarship blog:
Leesville alum Clay Aiken will also make a special appearance.
Does that mean Clay is putting on his basketball shoes and joining the game? Probably not… I think he will probably be singing the National Anthem.
If you are in the area, you can purchase tickets and support this scholarship fund.
Game admission: $10. Children 5 and under: $5. All proceeds go to the Richard Murphy Scholarship.
Doors open at 5:45 and game begins at 6:30
If you attend, please take your camera and get some fun “Clack.”
A few pictures of Clay Aiken are always a good idea!!
No theme…just great pictures!