February 18, 2009

Lees-McRae Welcomes Banner Elk Elementary School Students Saturday Against Coker

BANNER ELK, N.C. - During the men's and women's basketball games Saturday, February 21st at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., the Bobcats will host the students of Banner Elk Elementary School for Elementary School Day in Williams Gymnasium. Come out and support the Bobcats to win cool Lees-McRae prizes and get an autograph and picture with your favorite Bobcat.


During halftime of the men's games there will be fun games to participate in to win cool Bobcat gear. Immediately following the games, the Bobcats will be available for autographs and photos in the lobby.

The women's basketball team will also be honoring their four seniors during halftime of the women's game. The four seniors are Kayla Blevins, Brittany Roberson, Chahkia Harrison and Cortney Furr.

At halftime of the women's game, the Lady Bobcats will retire the jersey of Deanna Lady. Lady played for Lees-McRae from 2001-2005. In that time she scored 1,928 points in 3,451 minutes, which currently places her fourth on the Lees-McRae all-time scoring list. She was a four-time All-Conference performer. During her freshman year she earned Conference Freshman of the Year and in her senior year she was Osborn Award Finalist.

Come join Lees-McRae for Banner Elk Elementary School Day in Williams Gymnasium and cheer on the Bobcats! Don't forget to bring a pen for autographs and camera for photos of your favorite Bobcat!