About this event

Building A Stronger Raleigh Together.

Raleigh is awesome. In fact, Forbes recently crowned the city as the #1 place in America for businesses and careers. But even in a thriving city like Raleigh, there are still individuals and families struggling to make ends meet. No one knows more about combating these struggles than Passage Home, the JD Lewis Center and its nonprofit arm, The B.A.G.S Foundation. That's why these Southeast Raleigh-based organizations along with our VIP Community Ambassadors (listed below) have united to start Building A Stronger Raleigh Together by working to break the cycle of poverty in our community. And they need your help!

  1. Mayor Nancy McFarlane
  2. Congressman Bob Etheridge
  3. Nation Hahn of Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
  4. Danny Rosin of Band Together
  5. Greg & Samantha Hatem of Empire Eats
  6. Chris Corchiani, former NBA and NC State player
  7. Tim and Karis Tompkins
  8. Craig and Stephanie Stone
  9. Monty and Virginia Parker
  10. Congressman David Price
  11. Wake County Commissioner Dr. James West
3 Events
1 City

The Movement

Building a Stronger Raleigh Together is a movement spanning five months and three events with a focus on breaking the cycle of poverty and a fundraising goal of $250,000. The funds will allow Passage Home, the JD Lewis Center and its nonprofit arm, The B.A.G.S Foundation, to increase their combined impact by 775 homeless and low-income families to a total of 3,125 families (an average family is 3.8 individuals). A portion of the proceeds will go towards expanding the JD Lewis Center's facility, which will have the capacity to serve 1,000 families in Southeast Raleigh. The numbers speak for themselves:

The Movement

Register Today for Raleigh's VIP Experience of the Year

There is only one event left of The Building A Stronger Raleigh Together campaign. But don't worry. We've saved the best for last. We'll see you at our VIP Affair on September 3rd. Buy your tickets today.

  • What is it?

    Family Festival

    Our family festival will be the ultimate destination for Raleigh families this summer. We're talking moon bounces, slip-n-slides, rock walls and food trucks! There's no better way to close out summer vacation and bring in the new school year.

  • When is it?

    August 1, 2015

    The festival will run from 1:00pm-6:00pm, leading up to the All-Star Exhibition Basketball Game at 7:00pm.

  • Where is it?

    Broughton High School

    The festival will be held in the parking lot and on the surrounding grounds of Broughton High School, 723 Saint Marys Street, Raleigh, NC 27605.

  • Who's the Talent

    Chris Hendricks

    Chris HendricksHaving overcome various obstacles in his life as a result of Cerebral Palsy, Chris Hendricks uses his music and experiences in an effort to inspire others. Everyone has their own affliction, but passion and purpose can overcome all obstacles. It is his hope that the vulnerability in his music will shed some light on the lives of others and show them their own potential. Striving to reach and inspire as many people as possible with his music, Hendricks knows he has his work cut out for him. It's a daunting task, but he is excited to be on a journey that is fueled completely by his utmost passion in life. At the end of the day, the music speaks for itself.

  • What is it?

    VIP Affair

    Attendees of this event will be treated to a high-end, VIP experience.

  • When is it?

    September 3, 2015

    7 pm - 10 pm

  • Where is it?

    Wine and Design

    Wine and Design graciously offered up their space for this exciting inaugural kickoff because they believe in the Stronger Raleigh movement, and we're excited to help them officially break in their brand new location at 806 N West St, Raleigh, NC 27603.

    Wine and Design

  • Activity?

    Building a Masterpiece

    That's right. In addition to the great food and drink, music and awesome venue, this VIP Affair will give attendees the opportunity to be a part of building something uniquely Raleigh. And by "build" we actually mean you'll be using your hands. This will be a team effort, and it's going to take each one of us to bring this thing to life!

    Think color. Think mosaic. Think skyline. Think Raleigh. Think epic!

  • Food?

    Empire Eats

    Think downtown. Think locally owned. Think distinction in flavor and personality. Think historic venues. Think absolutely delicious! If you're thinking Sitti, The Pit, Gravy or The Raleigh and Morning Times, you've guessed it right! Empire Eats is reshaping downtown Raleigh as a modern culinary destination, and they're bringing their authentic culinary experience to a table near you! Thank you Empire Eats for joining forces with us in Building a Stronger Raleigh Together. We are beyond thrilled!

    Empire Eats

  • Talent?

    Brad Corrigan of Dispatch

    As a member of Dispatch, Brad has played and sold out some of the most storied venues across the United States including Madison Square Garden, Red Rocks, Red Bull Arena, the Boston Garden, and Radio City. A dynamic solo artist and communicator, Brad’s innate kindness touches those around him and inspires hope. Check out Dispatch's top hit, The General, which has been viewed more than 4.6 million times on YouTube. Brad will be joined by percussionist Rey DeJesus.

    Brad Corrigan

Our partners

We're not calling this campaign Building a Stronger Raleigh Together for nothing. We have some incredible corporate partners who are helping make our goal a reality. Check em out! If you're interested in joining the movement, take a look through our sponsorship packet or contact Jeanne Tedrow (jtedrow@passagehome.org) for sponsorship opportunities.

ALL-STAR

Cargill

CHAMPION

BCBSNC

COMMUNITY

Bayer

COMMUNITY

PNC

AMBASSADOR

Delta Gypsum

AMBASSADOR

Empire Eats

PARTNER

St. Supery

PARTNER

North Street Beer

PARTNER

Harris Crane

PARTNER

MMI

PARTNER

Wine and Design

FRIEND

LS3P

FRIEND

Village Deli

FRIEND

Carolina Railhawks

FRIEND

House of Raeford

FRIEND

bunn DJ Company

FRIEND

Theme Works

Our players

Ladies and gents, give it up for this year's Building a Stronger Raleigh Together All-Star Game roster! Each player has a tie to Raleigh, and many of them were coached directly by JD Lewis Center Executive Director Dwayne West. They came to play on August 1st with Team Warren topping Team West 111-89

TJ Warren

TJ Warren

TJ Warren practically lived at the West household during his high school years before going on to star at North Carolina State University. Though he's now lacing up for the Phoenix Suns, he loves coming back to Raleigh.

David West

David West

San Antonio Spur David West is Dwayne's younger brother. Before his successful career in the NBA, which includes being named to two NBA All-Star teams, David stood out at Garner High School and Xavier University.

Chris Corchiani

Chris Corchiani

Chris Corchiani is one of N.C. State's all-time greats. From 1988-1991, as the Wolfpack's starting point guard, Chris became the 1st player in NCAA history to break the 1,000 assist mark.

Darius Johnson-Odom

Darius Johnson-Odom

A product of Wakefield High School, Darius went on to earn All-Big East First Team honors for Marquette. Darius currently plays his professional ball in Italy.

PJ Tucker

PJ Tucker

Out of Enloe High School, PJ Tucker was the Big 12 Player of the Year in his senior season at the University of Texas. For the last three NBA seasons, he's become a staple in the Phoenix Suns' rotation.

Julian Gamble

Julian Gamble

After averaging 18 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks per game as a senior at Southern Durham High School, Gamble went on to be a shot-blocking machine at Miami. He now plays professionally in France.

James Mays

James Mays

In his senior year at Garner, Mays beasted, posting 20.1 points, 15 rebounds, and two steals per game. After a solid career with the Clemson Tigers, Mays has been playing pro ball since 2008.

Dez Wells

Coach Wells

That's right, Dez Wells will be the honorary coach of Team Warren. The Maryland star, who's recovering from a hand injury while preparing for his Rookie season in the NBA, will be calling the shots from the sideline.

Brock Young

Brock Young

In route to becoming a Broughton High School legend, Young scored 1,500 points before going on to set the ECU record for most career assists. And on August 1, he will take the floor at Holliday Gym once again.

Garrius Adams

Garrius Adams

Garrius Adams put up buckets for Middle Creek High School, averaging 21.8 points per game as a senior in route to a five-year career at Miami. Adams now plays professionally in Belgium.

Poobie Chapman

Poobie Chapman

From Enloe to NCCU, Poobie is one of the best guards the Triangle's ever produced. He's NCCU's all-time assists leader and member of the school's first MEAC championship team.

Ishua Benjamin

Ishua Benjamin

Ishua Benjamin was 1994's NC Mr. Basketball. He went on to play at NC State, being named to an ACC All-Freshman Team and receiving All-ACC Honorable Mention honors.

Ray King

Coach King

If you don't know who Ray King is, read this article. For those of you who won't click the link, Ray has leukemia and plays D1 basketball. Dude's a beast. He's gonna be holding down the sideline for Team West.

Tom Tankelewicz

Tom Tankelewicz

Tankelewicz teamed up with Garrius Adams at Middle Creek, averaging 19 ppg. He finished his college career at WCU where he tied the school record for most 3s made in a game with 10.

Mike Bell

Mike Bell

Mike Bell played for Enloe High School and finished his college career at Florida Atlantic. As a 6'10" forward, he possesses perimeter moves that make him dangerous to opposing defenders. He plays pro ball in Japan.

Milton Chavis

Milton

Chavis

Milton Chavis is a Raleigh native who played college ball for Morehead State. These days he plays professionally in England, where he's been known to drop high-light reel dunks just because.

Charles Ward

Charles Ward

Charles Ward played his college basketball for St. Augustines College in Raleigh. He's been playing professionally in countries all over the world since 2002, including a short stint with the Washington Wizards.

Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Although Mike Smith is from the Bronx and played his freshman year at Nebraska, the 6-2 guard finished his college career at Shaw Univeristy in Raleigh. He now plays for local minor league team Cary Invasion.

Tim Plummer

Tim Plummer

Tim Plummer led Apex High School to a state championship in 2008, being named to North Carolina's All-State team. He played college ball for Fayetteville State and currently plays in the NBA D League.

Dre Anderson

Dre Anderson

Dre Anderson, a Garner High School alumni and current overseas pro, might have the most bounce of anyone in this game. Don't beleive me? Check out this video of Dre dunking over pretty much everyone.

FAQ

The Inside Scoop

  • Why should I attend?

    Because you love Raleigh. Building a Stronger Raleigh Together is all about uniting the people of this city. Our VIP Affair will be held at a uniquely-Raleigh venue. The Family Festival will provide an opportunity for Raleigh citizens from all walks of life to come together for a great end-of-summer experience. And our All-Star Basketball Game is already bursting at the seams with awesome Raleighites.

  • How can I signup?

    Simple. Click on the green button that says, "Buy Tickets," and it will take you to an Eventbrite registration page where you can purchase your ticket(s).

  • What's the money going to again?

    Passage Home and the JD Lewis Center have each deeply impacted Southeast Raleigh. Apart their impact is powerful. But together it could be epic! The funds raised through this campaign will increase these organizations' combined impact by 775 homeless and low-income families and individuals. It's a no-brainer. Join us in Building a Stronger Raleigh Together.

Testimonials

Meet some of the people we've had the honor of serving.

Festival Event Venue

  • 723 St. Mary's Street, Raleigh, NC 27605
  • 919.610.9593
  • daphne@angeloakcreative.com

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Building a Stronger Raleigh Together has almost come to a close. But we've saved the best for last - our VIP Affair.

Platinum

$175
  • 2 Tickets to VIP Affair

Gold

$100
  • VIP Affair

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