Bertie Ruth Buckingham Celebrity Basketball Game
It is WAB Sports belief that if we can assist in the prevention and aide in providing possibilities for success we have just crated a window of opportunities for children and families to grow and thrive. With that in mind our organization has been hosting several events: basketball camps for kids, Bedford county Easter Egg Hunt, Bedford County Hall of Fame, and the Bertie Ruth Buckingham Celebrity Basketball Game. Mr. Buckingham started this annual fundraising event in memory of his mother who died of cancer in 2000.
It should be known that according to American Cancer Society; in 2014, there will be an estimated 1,665,540 new cancer cases diagnosed and 585,720 cancer deaths in the US. Cancer remains the second most common cause of death in the US, accounting for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths. Hence fundraising for Cancer Awareness efforts are critical. As well as providing support to programs that combine education and sports to shape and direct the lives of young people.
Bedford County Hall of Fame
Mr. Buckingham also appreciates the other influential members or the sports community in his local area. In order to show his respect that he and others have for those who have helped better Bedford County he founded the Bedford County Hall of Fame. Each year new members become inducted and a benefit is held in their honor.