In partnership with Valdese Parks and Recreation Department, Valdese native, David Brinkley is inviting you to help him in his desire to honor long time coach, Wayne Owens. Wayne Owens was a tremendous friend, leader, and champion for Valdese youth athletics and the Valdese Community Center throughout the late 1950’s through the early 1970’s. In tribute to Mr. Owens, David Brinkley has championed a project to renovate the gymnasium at the Valdese Community Center in Owen’s honor. The cost of the renovation is estimated to be in the range of $300,000 - $350,000. The planned renovations include, new flooring, six new basketball goals, new bleachers, wall padding, gym dividing curtain, scoreboards, and lobby renovation. A recognition board will celebrate major contributions alongside a display honoring Coach Owens. Coach Owens is known as a Valdese basketball legend. His contributions to students in the community serve as a fond memory for many still today. With your help, Coach Owen’s memory will be celebrated and never forgotten.
Giving levels for special recognition on the Facebook page and our website:
Assist Leaders $200 - $499
2 Pointers $500 - $999
3 Pointers $1,000 - $4,999
Buzzer Beaters $5,000 - $9,999
MVP's $10,000 - $24,999
Champions $25,000 - $49,999
Hall of Famers $50.000+
Make check out to: Town of Valdese - Wayne Owens Gym Project
Mail to: Valdese Parks & Recreation Department PO Box 339 Valdese, NC 28690
All donations are tax deductable.
Town of Valdese