Wednesday | Oct 05 , 2022

Hoops & Heels

featuring National Championship Basketball Coach & Olympic Great Dawn Staley

GREENVILLE, S.C. -  The 2nd annual Furman women's basketball "Hoops & Heels" fundraising and women's empowerment event is scheduled for Oct. 5 at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in downtown Greenville.

National and Olympic champion coaching great Dawn Staley is the featured speaker for the event, which gets underway with a VIP cocktail hour at 6:00 p.m., followed by the dinner and program beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Registration and multiple sponsorship and ticket opportunities are detailed HERE. 

"We are extremely excited to welcome National and Olympic Champion Dawn Staley as our speaker for this year's "Hoops and Heels" event," said Furman head coach Jackie Carson.  "The interest in women's basketball, particularly in the state of South Carolina, is at an all-time high due to Dawn's program at the University of South Carolina. She is not only an amazing leader on the court but personifies true servant leadership with her civic and community engagement across the country. Her words will empower all attendees, and we look forward to the Greenville and Furman communities joining us for a legendary evening."
Fresh off a 2022 NCAA National Championship and a gold medal winning performance in the Tokyo Olympics as the head coach of the USA Women's Basketball National Team, Staley is one of the most respected and successful coaches in the game of basketball. As a stand-out student-athlete at the University of Virginia and in the WNBA, she has exemplified greatness both on the court and the sidelines. Staley's legacy on the basketball landscape was immortalized when she was enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2013. 

Carson '00, who starred for Furman as a player over a brilliant four-year career, is entering her 13th year as head coach at her alma mater. The Paladins are coming off their most successful season in 22 years and competed in postseason play for the third time in four seasons. 

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