Last night between the boys and girls varsity games, one of Randolph’s proud sponsors, Bridgeworth Financial shared a passion with the Randolph School for the fine folks at The Huntsville Inner City Learning Center. The Learning Center is a student enrichment program that provides after school tutoring, mentoring and youth development to K-8th grade students who live in the Huntsville inner city area. Randolph has had an after-school club led by senior Anna Lee Hash and Sophomore Emma Hinson that has been volunteering their time at the Learning Center for the past few years and we’re thrilled to honor these incredible kids again this year, but we can’t promote this great organization without acknowledging the absence of the man who has always been front and center each year whether on this court or the Randolph soccer field.
It was with great sadness to us all when the Learning Center’s beloved founder and director since 2005, Art Leslie, passed away unexpectedly last November. To know Art was to love Art, and tonight we celebrate his life as well as extend our deepest sympathies to Art’s family, friends, and to his Huntsville Inner City Learning Center family.
We want to thank Program Director, Susan Callaway, for carrying forward Art’s dream as the Learning Center continues to serve students in the inner-city community. While some live in the Butler Terrace community where the Learning Center is located, most do not. Students are recommended to the program by teachers and administrators from 12 different local schools through word of mouth, and family connections. Thanks to Bridgeworth Financial, they’re about to get a nice big check to support their incredible work.
If you missed the exciting night, here’s what happened. Randolph Junior guard and 3-point sharp shooter, Curtis Cooper stepped up to take the 10K half court shootout. With :24 seconds on the clock. Curtis will shoot a lay-up worth $1000 to the Learning Center. Then make a free throw which will be worth $2,500. A made 3-pointer is worth $5,000 and if Curtis can hit a half court shot The Learning Center will get a grand total of $10,000 for the night. No pressure on Curtis because even if you don’t make a shot Bridgeworth Financial is still going to give The Learning Center $1,000. View video on WAFF 48!
Curtis made the half court shot!! Making this shot won the Huntsville Inner City Learning Center a $10,000.00 donation from Bridgeworth Financial. Great job!!! And big thanks to Bridgeworth Financial for the continuous support for our community. View photos in Vidigami. #RaiseTheR