The Raleigh Sports Club

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.

Why Join?

Hear Riveting Stories

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:
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Student of the Week

The RSC honors local high school student athletes for their achievements on the field, in the classroom and in the community.

Talk Sports!

Talk Sports

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.


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.

Best regards,
The Raleigh Sports Club Officers and Board of Directors

Annual Banquet was held APRIL 3, 2019 at North Ridge Country Club

The Club's season ending banquet was held on Wednesday evening, April 3 with more than 160 in attendance. We enjoyed a Social Hour and delicious dinner followed by the introduction of the four Student-Athlete winners of a $2000 college scholarship each along with a beautifully framed certificate. Next to be introduced was the Raleigh Sports Club High School Coach of the Year who received a certificate and a check for $1000.

2019 Raleigh Sports Club Scholarship Recipients
Cynthia Woodward, Ravenscroft High School
Tennis, Basketball, Track

Reghan Flores, Wake Forest HS
Cross Country, Track, Soccer

Chase Graham, Athens Drive HS

Alex Santiago, Millbrook High School

2019 Raleigh Sports Club Coach of the Year
Alix Charles, Ravenscroft High School
Boys and Girls Soccer Coach

Finally, we were 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.

President Carol Pope closed the banquet with wishes to everyone for a wonderful summer and the invitation to meet back again for lunch and a new program that will begin our new season on Wednesday, September 4.

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,

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,

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

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