Around the Way with EJ: Stay fly with Flycodes owner Champ Hubbard
"We get so caught up in trying to outdo the next person, out talk the next person and out-accomplish the next person, that we forgot to help out this community and make these kids understand that there's other things to do other than the foolishness that they choose to do."
Flycodes holds inaugural HBCU Showcase
ROANOKE, Va. - Basketball fans in the Star City had a special treat on Sunday as Flycodes held its inaugural HBCU Showcase at William Fleming. Flycodes founder, Champ Hubbard, says it's a great way to bring college teams to a high school gym, while also highlighting overlooked schools. Flycodes plans to make this an annual event that will feature vendors that can share college information and help students with financial aid applications. Sunday's game was a homecoming of sorts for former Fleming star Dasmine Kasey who is currently a starter for North Carolina Central. The second annual Flycodes Invitational will also be held at William Fleming High School on December 20 and 21, with a full slate of exciting high school action.
Local golf tournament aims to help area youth
ROANOKE, Va. – With more than 700 homeless students in Roanoke City Public Schools, two local businesses are coming together on the golf course to "play with a purpose." Flycodes, owned by Champ Hubbard, and Rebounding Roanoke, owned by Jerel Rhodes, are hosting the first Father's Day Captain's Choice golf tournament Saturday at Old Monterey in Roanoke. All of the proceeds will go toward Roanoke City Schools' homeless campaign and TAP's youth build program. With that being said, we figured if we get a golf tournament, at least we can bring something in where it can be a benefit for other missions going on in the Roanoke Valley," Rhodes said. The event will be a shotgun start at 8 a.m.For more on Rebounding Roanoke, click here.