But Youth in Little Rock will be in the Spotlight at the Celebration.
Sidney's turning sixty.
Sidney Moncrief, that is. The Arkansas basketball legend.
But at a time when most people begin slowing down in life. You could say Sidney is just getting started — certainly with a new chapter, at least. But what else would you expect from someone who was known as one of the hardest-working players on an NBA court for more than a decade.
You see, Sidney and his wife Takisha have "long dreamed to launch" the Moncrief Institute for College and Career Readiness — an institute that works to change the course of young lives as they prepare to enter the workforce and start their careers. And with the same style and grace with which he played balls, Moncrief is using his own birthday celebration as a vehicle to raise the funds necessary to be a game chnager in the lives of these young people.
Here is a summary of the weekend celebrations:
Sidney’s 60th Birthday Bash on Friday, September 22 at 6 p.m., "A Night in Napa with The Triplets & Friends.” There will be a toast and roast, live music, and a silent auction fundraiser. Moncrief will be joined by the other members of The Triplets, Ron Brewer and Marvin Delph.
A Kick-off Forum on Saturday, September 23 at noon until 2 p.m., with a public announcement to officially launch the Center and showcase students.
Moncrief Elite Shooting Clinic honoring “Game Changer” coaches on Saturday, September 23, 4-6 p.m. Four basketball coaches who have changed the lives of so many student athletes—Oliver Elders, Eddie Boone, Johnny Greenwood and Charles Ripley—will be honored.
For more information on Sidney's Sixtieth Birthday Gala, or to purchase tickets, click here.