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!!

2018-2019 Officers

President - Carol Pope
Vice President - Nicholas Hulsey
Secretary - Robert Hinson
Assistant Secretary - John Gladwin
Treasurer - Vince Matal
Sergeant at Arms - Lubin Prevatt

Board Members

Pete Benda
Robert Birch
Ed Daniels
Bob Kennel
Ed Moore
Rick Ulasewich
Chaplain - John Robinson

You will need to enter the Raleigh Sports Club ID and Password that has been provided to all members in weekly emails for submitting a question or suggestion via the "Contact Us" tab. This is the same ID/Password which permits you to view the Sports Club roster via the "Current Members" tab. If you need help, please contact board member Pete Benda ( or 919-622-9134). The Raleigh Sports Club roster is provided for the personal and private use of members only and is not permitted for delivery of commercial, political, or other undesireable messages or solicitations.

Carolina Hurricanes Hockey - RSC Discounted Tickets!

The Raleigh Sports Club has been working with Hurricanes management on a special discounted price for selected games throughout the year. Initial offerings include opening night on Thursday, October 4th against the NY Islanders, followed by the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, October 20th and the San Jose Sharks on Friday, October 26th. More games/opponents will be added in the coming weeks. Members may select a game and complete their purchase online. Up to 9 tickets may be purchased through this site.

Please contact Brian Kapusta, Canes Sales Manager, at 919-861-5452 if purchasing 10 tickets or more.

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