Patriots Face Post Grad Team to Honor Former Coach

October 24, 2018

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — This weekend, the Patrick Henry Community College Patriots hosted the Coach Wade Memorial

Scholarship basketball game in the Stone Hall gymnasium. The Patriots faced the Massanutten Military Academy Post Grad team for the exhibition.

In the stands, the PHCC community came together to honor the late Coach Wade and show their love and support to the Wade family. PHCC alumni returned to the campus. Faculty and staff stayed after hours – all to show their support for the college’s former coach and his family.

“We were truly pleased to get the much-needed support from the Wade family and the community,” says Coach Marcus Toney. “This day also wouldn’t have been possible without the love from the Myers family. PHCC thanks them for their generosity.”

Steve Myers was a long-time friend of Coach Wade. He helped to put this game together with his son Chad, who is the head coach of Massanutten Military PG. The father-son pair also brought a number of the raffle prizes that were used to raise funds for the Coach Kenny Wade Memorial Scholarship fund.

Before the Patriots faced the Massanutten Military Academy Post Grad team, two Amateur Athletic Union [AAU] teams comprised of players who are ten years old or younger kicked off the event with their own scrimmage match. Afterward, Coach Wade’s goddaughter Kennedy Wade Coach got the game started with her rendition of the National Anthem following a special presentation to the Wade Family. 

“The event was a success, raising over $1,100 in scholarship funds,” says Brian Henderson,  PHCC Athletic Director. “With the love of so many people, we were able to use a basketball to open doors for future student-athletes. I believe this is exactly what Coach Wade would want.”

For more information on donating to the Coach Kenny Wade Memorial Scholarship Fund, please visit https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/patrickhenryfoundation/mobile.



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