The Raleigh Sports Club

About Us

The Raleigh Sports Club was originally established in 1964 as a local sports club with 12 members who loved sports and wanted to recognize athletic and academic achievement on several levels. The RSC has grown to over 300 members and holds weekly Wednesday luncheon meetings from September through March. Here members have the opportunity for some of the most influential college and professional sporting figures to speak to us first hand. A local high school student athlete is honored at the weekly meetings. In the spring, at the Annual Banquet, multiple scholarships are awarded to deserving student athletes who do not receive athletic scholarships. The Club also recognizes a high school coach/mentor with a Distinguished Service Award. These awards are coordinated through Athletic Directors at Wake County High Schools.

The weekly Wednesday meetings are held in Bradley Hall at Highland United Methodist Church, 1901 Ridge Rd., Raleigh, at the corner of Lake Boone Trail, just inside the I-440 Beltline. The meeting is from Noon to 1:00 pm, but the buffet lines open to our delicious Southern Buffet at 11:30 am. Join us for good food, good fellowship, and a lot of sports talk!!

2017-2018 Officers

President - R. Greg Pierce
Vice President
- Bob Jones
Secretary
- Ron Shoulars
Assistant Secretary
- John Gladwin
Treasurer
- R. Greg Pierce
Assistant Treasurer
- Gary O'Neill
Sergeant at Arms
- Darrell Dennis

Board Members

Robert Birch
Ed Moore
Michael Brannock
Larry Smith
Pete Benda
Rick Ulasewich
Chaplain - John Robinson

Sports Club Programs for 2017-2018

54th Anniversary Raleigh Sports Club Annual Banquet
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
North Ridge Country Club - 6612 Falls of Neuse Rd. Raleigh, NC
Social - 6:00 - 7:00p with Cash Bar and Complimentary Ice Tea
Dinner & Program - 7:00 - 9:30pm
Sit Down Dinner Price: $40

Scholarship & Distinguished Service Award:
Award of four (4) Scholarships ($2,000 each) to Wake County High School Scholar Athletes and recognition of a local Wake County High School coach for his/her distinguished service. $1,000 will be awarded to the coach for his/her service.
Scholarship & Distinguished Service Award applications have been sent to all Wake County Athletic Directors. Recipients are expected to attend to be recognized and receive their award!

Keynote Speaker:
The 2018 banquet will be even bigger and better than before. The Board has selected NFL Official, Brad Allen as the keynote speaker. He called the 2007 Motor City Bowl, the 2009 International Bowl, the 2012 Rose Bowl and the 2014 Sugar Bowl. Outside of officiating NFL games, Allen is a non-profit CEO, executive director of the N.C. Senior Games. He also serves as clinic leader and booking supervisor for the Southern Officials Association.

Allen has promised to give attendees a very entertaining evening. The RSC will give updates periodically. Registration is now open!

Special entertainment will be provided by national recording artist and Johnston County native, Abby Stephens. Abby has performed with famous country and pop music artists. She has participated in many national singing competitions.

Advanced Registration is required! Registration is now open! Questions? Contact raleighsportsclub@yahoo.com for details!

Checks for the non-refundable $40 fee per attendee can be US mailed to: Raleigh Sports Club Att: 2018 Annual Banquet PO Box 10275 Raleigh NC 27605

Please include name(s), address, phone number, email address with check when registering.

Attendees can also pay in person at any RSC regularly scheduled Wednesday meeting.

Check the RSC website periodically for updates: www.raleighsportsclub.org

January 24, 2018
J.C. Martin,
Catcher for the Chicago White Sox, the Chicago Cubs, and the 1969 World Champion New York Mets

January 31, 2018
Sammy Batten,
Sportswriter and Recruiting Expert, Fayetteville Observer

February 7, 2018
Elliott Avent,
Head Baseball Coach, N.C. State University

February 14, 2018
TBA

February 21, 2018
Dave Clawson,
Head Football Coach, Wake Forest University

February 28, 2018
TBA

March 7, 2018
TBA

March 14, 2018
Scottie Montgomery,
Head Football Coach, East Carolina University

March 21, 2018
Dave Doeren,
Head Football Coach, N.C. State University

March 28, 2018
Annual Banquet,
North Ridge Country Club