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Thursday, January 5, 2012
Contact: Robert Preston, Jr.,
Coach Perkins Gathers With Former Basketball Players at
At the annual Coach Scott Perkins Reunion at South Georgia
College, which took place recently on the SGC campus, Coach Perkins’s
players presented the college and the SGC Foundation with a special gift,
relived a little basketball glory in the gym and reminisced about days gone
by with their fellow players and former coach.
The weekend-long event kicked off Friday night with a cookout at the Clower
Center, then continued with a brunch on Saturday morning, a free throw
contest that afternoon, and wrapped up with a banquet Saturday evening
inside the Peterson Hall Art Gallery. Joe Somoza, who played for Coach
Perkins from 1964-1966, won the free throw competition.
During the Saturday evening banquet, Dr. Carson shared some highlights from
the past academic year with the group as well as provided updates on several
key projects. She also took the opportunity to re-present Coach Perkins with
his plaque commemorating his induction into the SGC Athletic Hall of Fame.
Coach Perkins, along with nine other inductees, had been enshrined in the
Hall of Fame on Thursday, May 31. Many of his players, however, were not
able to attend the induction ceremony. Coach Perkins received a standing
ovation from the audience of alumni and family to mark this momentous
Mr. Earl Bagley, a 1960-1963 alumnus who now lives in LaGrange, made a few
remarks and paid tribute to Coach Perkins for the many ways he touched his
life and how he is a better person because of Coach. Afterwards, the players
presented the final installment for an endowed scholarship in Coach
Perkins’s name to Dr. Virginia Carson and Walda Kight, SGC Vice President
for External Affairs.
“I thoroughly enjoy each and every one of our reunions, and it truly warms
my heart to see the relationships these players still have with one another
and with Coach Perkins. For these alumni and former coaches to take the time
to return to campus and give back in such a positive way shows the impact
this institution had on them so many years ago. Through their generosity and
support, they are ensuring that this college continues to make the same kind
of impact on the next generation of students. We are grateful beyond words,”
says Dr. Carson.
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