The Raleigh Sports Club is in its 55th year of providing weekly luncheons where 150 or more gather each week to hear fascinating stories from riveting speakers representing all parts of the college and professional athletic scene. The Club also recognizes an outstanding high school student-athlete each week, enjoys camaraderie with sports minded friends, partakes of a delicious buffet lunch, tests skills at picking winners of weekly sporting events, and occasionally goes home with a free meal voucher or door prize. Established in 1964 with 12 charter members, the Club has grown to fill Bradley Hall at Highland United Methodist Church, 1901 Ridge Road.
Hear Riveting Stories
At the Raleigh Sports Club we introduce members to a wide and very impressive variety of speakers to our weekly meetings. On any given week, you could hear from Frank Beamer, the Hall of Fame former football coach of the Virginia Tech Hokies (shown above), the head coach of an NCAA champion basketball team, a professional referee, or the receiver who became famous for making the winning catch.
Student Athlete Of The Week
Wake County Coaches and Athletic Directors can nominate local high school student athletes for the RSC Student Athlete of the Week" award by completing this form:
The RSC honors local high school student athletes for their achievements on the field, in the classroom and in the community.
The RSC has a wonderful southern style buffet. Long lines form to get some of the best food and hear some of the most prominent sports speakers in the country. Get there early to get a good seat.
THANKS TO MORT'S TROPHIES AND AWARDS
For many years Mort's of Raleigh, NC has been donating the custom engraved plaque that is presented to the Student-Athlete who is honored each week by the Raleigh Sports Club. We appreciate Mort's gracious contributions to recognizing the amazing achievements of our local high school youth.
About the Raleigh Sports Club:
Our meetings are held in Bradley Hall inside Highland Church, 1901 Ridge Road at the intersection of Lake Boone Trail, just inside the Raleigh Beltline. Buffet lines open at 11:30am and the meeting runs from Noon until 1:00pm on Wednesdays. Meetings are typically held every week (except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's holidays) from early September through late March.
The Raleigh Sports Club Officers and Board of Directors
Annual Banquet Scheduled for APRIL 3, 2019 at North Ridge Country Club
The Club's season ending banquet will be held on Wednesday evening, April 3 with a Social Hour beginning at 5:30 PM. We will be treated to wit and wisdom from our keynote speaker, Eddie Biedenbach, a member of the NC Sports Hall of Fame. Eddie was an All ACC basketball guard for NC State and later an assistant coach on the 1974 national championship Wolfpack team. Eddie's 40 year coaching career has provided wonderful insights and amazing experiences that have built his reputation as a terrific story teller.
More than 250 banquet attendees will also get to meet four local student-athletes who have been selected to receive $2000 college scholarships from the Raleigh Sports Club along with a high school coach who will be honored as the "Raleigh Sports Club Coach of the Year" with a $1000 check from the Club.
Banquet attendance must be reserved in advance no later than March 27 with a check for $40 per person made out to Raleigh Sports Club and paid at one of the weekly meetings or delivered by mail to P.O. Box 10275, Raleigh, NC 27605. The 6:30 PM dinner is preceded by the Social Hour with an open bar and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages. Please get your reservation in early while spaces are still available.
Sports Club Programs for 2018-2019
September 5, 2018
Kevin Keatts, Head Coach, Men's Basketball, N.C. State University
September 12, 2018
Coach Hugh Durham, Retired Head Coach, Florida State, Georgia & Jacksonville
September 19, 2018
LeVelle Moton, North Carolina Central Men's Head Basketball Coach
September 26, 2018
Joe Giglio and Steve Wiseman, News & Observer sportswriters
October 3, 2018
David Cutcliffe, Head Football Coach, Duke University
October 10, 2018
Jamie Valvano, Daughter of the late NCSU Head Basketball Coach, Jim Valvano
October 17, 2018
Special Celebration of Coach Vic Bubas, former NC State basketball player and Duke Head Coach for Men's Basketball
October 24, 2018
Coach Mike Fox, Head Baseball Coach, UNC Chapel Hill
October 31, 2018
Coach Pat Popolizio, Head Coach, Wrestling, NCSU
November 7, 2018
Debbie Yow, NCSU Athletic Director
November 14, 2018
Wes Moore, NCSU Women's Head Basketball Coach
November 28, 2018
Liz Clarke, Sportswriter
December 5, 2018
Les Robinson and Bobby Cremins, Former men's basketball coaches
December 12, 2018
Jonathan Alexander, News & Observer sportswriter
January 2, 2019
Bethany Bradsher, Sportswriter
January 9, 2019
Sylvia Hatchell, UNC-Chapel Hill Women's Basketball Head Coach
January 16, 2019
David Glenn, Sports Radio Show
January 23, 2019
James Henerson, Owner of Inside Pack Sports
January 30, 2019
Shane Willis, Carolina Hurricanes
February 6, 2019
Elliot Avent, Head Baseball Coach, NC State
February 13, 2019
Jon Gilbert, East Carolina University, Athletics Director
February 20, 2019
Whit Babcock, Athletic Director, Virginia Tech
February 27, 2019
Al Byrd, NC State University, Football Chaplain
March 6, 2019
Don Fish, NC Sports Hall of Fame
March 13, 2019
Bill Hayes, Filmmaker/Creator of *Morgan Wooten: The Godfather of Basketball"*
March 20, 2019
Dave Doeren, NCSU Head Football Coach
March 27, 2019
Ron Frederick, Duke University Former Football Player