GREENSBORO SPORTS COUNCIL AWARDS BILL LEE SCHOLARSHIPS TO FOUR GREENSBORO STUDENTS

For immediate release.                                                                                                Dec. 8, 2015

 

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Four Greensboro high school students were awarded the Bill Lee Scholarship during the news conference to announce seeding and first-round pairings for the 40th anniversary HAECO Invitational presented by NewBridge Bank, the Greensboro Sports Council announced today.  The Council has awarded these $2,000 scholarships during its annual high school basketball tournament since 2001.  The 40th anniversary HAECO Invitational is set for Dec. 26, 28 and 29, 2015.

The Bill Lee Scholarship is awarded to four HAECO Invitational participants each year.  All eight participating schools are invited to nominate student athletes for the Bill Lee Scholarships each year; winners are the most qualified applicants regardless of which participating school they represent.  Including the 2015 winners who are listed alphabetically below, 61 student athletes have won the Bill Lee Scholarship since the program’s inception. 

Northwest Guilford’s Jaylen Gore is a three-year starter on the basketball team, a team captain and was named to the HAECO Invitational all-tournament team last year. He is a member of the National Honors Society taking honors and AP level classes all four years of high school, and he maintains a 3.7 grade-point average. He works with the Rising Stars Basketball Camp for elementary and middle school-age children.

He is interested in a career in sports marketing or physical therapy and hopes to attend Guilford College, Appalachian State or Catawba College.

Jeffrey McGowan is a team captain and a two-year letterman at Page High School.  He is an AP Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society; he carries a 4.43 grade-point average. He is a member of the Student Council, Young Life, Key Club and runs varsity track. He has volunteered for Cystic Fibrosis, the Young Life camp retreat and Boy Scouts of America. He is interested in a career as a sports analyst, a venture capitalist or a Dentist and hopes to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of South Carolina or NC State University.

Leigh Ramsey has played varsity basketball at Grimsley High School for three years and is a team captain this year.  She works with National Honor Society Club Tutoring, the debate club and the Spanish club among others. She has been a scholar athlete in each of the last three years and carries a 5.28 grade-point average.  She volunteers at Our Lady of Grace, the YMCA and Greensboro Urban Ministry among many others.  She is considering a career in Chemical Engineering or Materials Science Engineering and hopes to attend Columbia University, NC State University or the University of Virginia.

Northern Guilford’s Lasha Seaton is a four-year varsity basketball player and has been academic all-conference for the last three years.  She won the team’s highest GPA award last year, and she also won the “hustle award.” She is a member of the National Honor Society, the National Beta Club, the 4.0 Club and she is an AP Scholar.  She carries a 4.65 grade-point average.  Among her volunteer activities are the Lindley Recreation Center Fitness Fair, Calvary Christian Center Missions, Beta Club Highway Cleanups, Maple Grove Baptist Church helping feed the homeless and the national honor society Peer Tutor Program.  She is considering a career in the Military or the CIA and is interested in attending the United States Military Academy at West Point, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill or Duke University.

The winners will receive their formal awards on December 29 during a special ceremony during championship day at the HAECO Invitational. 

Bill Lee was a Greensboro native and resident who was a major supporter of local sports.  He was deeply involved with Greensboro’s minor league baseball efforts, basketball and golf.  The Bill Lee Memorial Scholarship was established by the Greensboro Sports Council following Lee’s death in 2001.  Recipients are nominated by the schools participating in the HAECO Invitational each year, and the Greensboro Sports Council awards the scholarships.  Each nomination is considered with the following criteria:  40% academic, 40% athletic and 20% civic. 

The HAECO Invitational presented by NewBridge Bank is an annual high school basketball tournament in Greensboro, N.C.  Founded in 1976 as the Little 4 Invitational, the tournament features men’s and women’s teams representing eight Guilford County high schools playing at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.  Tournament proceeds are donated to local charities and the participating schools; the HAECO Invitational is planned and implemented by the Greensboro Sports Council.  For more information, please visit www.HAECOInvitational.com and follow the event on Twitter: @HAECOinvit.


40th Anniversary HAECO Invitational

Presented by NewBridge Bank

Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center; December 26, 28, 29, 2015

Pre-Tournament Notes

For Immediate Release.                                                                                   Dec. 8, 2015

►        Happy 40th Anniversary: Four decades ago, seven Greensboro Sports Council members envisioned a high school basketball tournament that would raise funds for its participating schools.  Jim Betts, Lem Cox, Bradley Faircloth, Stanley Frank, Doug Galyon, Fred Joseph and E. Kemp Reece acted on their vision and created the Little 4.  Forty years later, the mission remains, and the HAECO Invitational presented by NewBridge Bank celebrates its 40th anniversary. 

►        Winning Coaches Return:  In celebration of the HAECO Invitational’s 40th anniversary, the tournament will welcome back its winning coaches on championship night.  The HAECO Invitational tournament committee has invited all of the men and women who have won HAECO Invitational championships since the tournament was founded as the Little 4 in 1976. The tournament’s winning coaches, 26 men and women, represent all who have coached in this prestigious event.  The winning women’s coaches will be recognized prior to the women’s championship game, and the winning men’s coaches will be honored prior to the men’s championship contest.

►        Panthers Return: For the first time since 2007, all four of the HAECO Invitational’s original schools will play in the tournament.  The Dudley High School Panthers, boasting 10 men’s championships and one women’s title, return to the HAECO Invitational this year.  Dudley High School, Grimsley High School, Page High School and Smith High School are the original schools that played in the tournament then known as the Little 4, and the Panthers won the inaugural tournament in 1976.  The Panthers last played the HAECO in 2007 but withdrew to play in a different tournament in 2008. 

        Tournament Dates:  Every few years, one of the HAECO Invitational tournament days falls on a Sunday, and because the North Carolina High School Athletic Association still prohibits its teams from playing games on Sunday, the HAECO Invitational is forced to alter its schedule.  This year, Christmas falls on a Friday meaning that scenario is in play.  The tournament will open on its traditional date, Dec. 26.  After taking Sunday off to adhere to the NCHSAA rule, the tournament will resume on Monday, Dec. 28 with the semifinals and conclude on Tuesday the 29th with the championship round; championship game times are set for 5 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

►        Aviation Careers Information Fair:  The third annual Aviation Careers Information Fair is set for Tuesday, Dec. 29 in the Greensboro Coliseum Complex Special Events Center lobby; this event, founded by tournament title sponsor HAECO Americas in 2013, is intended to educate HAECO Invitational players and their families about the many available careers in the aviation industry.  Those currently scheduled to participate are HAECO Americas, HondaJet, GTCC, Purolator, Machine Specialty, Inc., the Andrews Aviation Academy and the Phoenix Aviation Academy.   It is possible additional entities could join the information fair between now and the HAECO Invitational. Additional details will be released closer to the event.

►        Championship Teams Celebrate at HAECO:  Following this year’s HAECO Invitational, the championship teams will be invited to a victory celebration at HAECO Americas at Piedmont Triad International Airport.  The teams, including players, coaches, managers and school administrators, will be invited to HAECO on Saturday morning, Jan. 9, 2016.  The event will include a tour of the HAECO Americas facility.    

►        More than $1.6 Million Contributed to the Schools:  Many things make the HAECO Invitational presented by NewBridge Bank an exceptional high school basketball tournament, but what makes the HAECO Invitational unique is that tournament proceeds are donated to charity and the participating schools.  Last year, the eight participating schools each received $14,000 meaning the tournament donated $112,000 to the schools.  The Greensboro Sports Council has donated more than $1.6 Million to the schools that participated in the tournament. 

►        Sponsors Help with Advertising: Several HAECO Invitational sponsors are helping advertise the tournament through their in-kind sponsorships.  Fairway Outdoor Advertising is once again providing digital billboards while the Greensboro News & Record, WFMY-TV, 98.7 Simon, 102 Jamz, 97.1, QMG, 93.1 The Wolf, WKRR Rock 92 and 107.5 WKZL are also advertising the tournament as in-kind sponsors. 

►        Sponsorship:  HAECO Invitational revenue comes from ticket sales and sponsorships; sales success contributes directly to how much money is donated to charities and the participating schools each year.  The Greensboro Sports Council is very active in raising funds for the tournament, but for more than a decade, participating schools have shared in the sponsorship sales efforts.  Each school is soliciting a minimum of $1,500 in sponsorship.  HAECO Invitational sponsorship is among the most economical sports marketing opportunities available to Piedmont Triad companies. 

►        Charity:    In addition to making its donations to the participating schools, the HAECO Invitational makes charitable contributions.  Past tournament proceeds have been contributed to Greensboro Urban Ministries, Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test, the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer, the Bryan Family YMCA, the Children’s Home Society, the Eastern Guilford High School Fund, the Joey Cheek Fund, North Carolina State Games, the Girls and Boys Club, the Greensboro Aquatic Center’s ‘Learn to Swim’ program and The First Tee of the Triad. 

►       Bill Lee Scholarship: The Bill Lee Scholarship is awarded to four HAECO Invitational participants each year.  Since its inception in 2001, 61 students have now been awarded this scholarship which was established in memory of Bill Lee, a Greensboro native and resident who was a major supporter of local sports.  He was deeply involved with Greensboro’s minor league baseball efforts, basketball and golf.  The Greensboro Sports Council established the scholarship following Lee’s death in 2001.  Recipients are nominated by their schools, and the Greensboro Sports Council awards the scholarships.  Each nomination is considered with the following criteria:  40% academic, 40% athletic and 20% civic.  Four student-athletes receive a scholarship each year. 

►        Steak ‘N Shake Shooters Shootout: The Steak ‘N Shake Shooters Shootout, a halftime basketball shooting contest, returns to the HAECO Invitational this year.  The Steak ‘N Shake Shooters Shootout will be conducted during each of the 24 tournament games except for the two championship contests.  During halftime, a maximum of 50 people may purchase a Steak ‘N Shake Shooters Shootout ticket for $1 for one chance to shoot a free throw.  Those that make the shot will advance to the next round until one shooter remains on each end.  Those two shooters will shoot again to determine a winner for that game who earns a Steak ‘N Shake gift certificate for an order of Shooters (mini cheeseburgers) and a HAECO Invitational T-Shirt.  Winners from individual games do not advance to a winner’s competition; each halftime features its own complete competition.

►        The Tournament:  The HAECO Invitational was founded in 1976 as the Little 4.  At that time, the Big Four Atlantic Coast Conference schools, Duke, N.C. State, UNC-Chapel Hill and Wake Forest, competed in the Big 4 Tournament in the Greensboro Coliseum.  The HAECO Invitational was created to mirror the tournament that showcased North Carolina’s ACC teams and raise funds for the participating high schools’ athletic programs.  In 1978, the tournament expanded to eight teams with Ragsdale, High Point Andrews, High Point Central and Thomasville High School joining the original four.  The next two years, in 1979 and ’80, the tournament returned to its original four schools before expanding to eight teams permanently in 1981.  The women’s side of the tournament began in 1980.  The HAECO Invitational is now widely considered the most successful holiday basketball tournament in North Carolina.  For a more complete look at tournament history, please visit http://www.haecoinvitational.com/history-results/.

►        2014 Tournament Recap:  Last year, Greensboro Day School made tournament history becoming the first school to win four-consecutive tournaments twice.  The top-seeded Bengals defeated Ragsdale, Page High School and Northwest Guilford on the way to coach Freddy Johnson’s record 13th men’s title.  On the women’s side, the Northwest Guilford Vikings ended a three-year run by Page High School and took top honors.  Northwest defeated Ragsdale, Greensboro Day School and Northern Guilford on their way to their fourth tournament title.

►   Tournament Notes: 

■         The Page High School women (1988 – ’92), the Western Guilford women (1992-’95) and the Greensboro Day School men (2005-’08 and 2011-14) are the only teams that have won four consecutive HAECO Invitational titles. 

■         Greensboro Day men’s coach Freddy Johnson is the only coach in tournament history that has won four-consecutive HAECO Invitational titles twice.  He took the title in 2005-08 and 2011-14. Johnson has 13 HAECO Invitational titles – more than any other coach in tournament history. 

■          The Greensboro Day School men have enjoyed an impressive presence in the HAECO Invitational championship game.  The Bengals have played for the title in eight of the last 10 years and 16 of the last 23 years. 

■         The Page High School women and the Greensboro Day School men lead the overall HAECO Invitational history with 13 tournament championships. 

■         Page High School coaches Luke McKeel and Deborah Jones have accounted for 11 of the Pirates’ 13 HAECO Invitational women’s championships.  McKeel won seven of the first nine tournaments, and Jones has won four of the last six including three straight from 2011-13.  Former Pirate coach Kathy Turner won the other two Lady Pirate titles. 

■         After joining the tournament in 2000, the top-seeded Northwest Guilford Lady Vikings have played in the championship game in nine of the last 12 years winning four times.  Coach Darlene Joyner joined the Vikings in 2002, and all of their championship-game appearances have come under Coach Joyner meaning she has made nine appearances in the championship game in her 13 seasons as the Vikings’ coach. 

■         Either Page High School or Northwest Guilford has played in every women’s championship game since 2003.  Page has played in four of the last five, and Northwest has played in nine of the last 12. In addition, either the Lady Vikings or the Lady Pirates have won each of the last five tournaments, and not surprisingly, the two are the first and second seeds, respectively, for 2015.

■         Page star Paris Kea became the first three-time MVP in tournament history in 2014.  Four players have done it twice, but the former Page Pirate is the first to do it three times. 

 

►        Women’s Stats:  The Page Pirates have won more women’s tournaments than any other school with 13 titles.  The Lady Pirates have played for the championship 17 times, also more than any other team. The Page women have won 76 percent of the championship games in which they have played. 

■ Championships                                   ■ Title Game Appearances

■   Page High School          13                  ■         Page High School                    17

■   Grimsley High School   5                    ■         Smith High School                  10

■   Northwest Guilford      4                    ■         Northwest Guilford                9

■   Western Guilford          4                    ■         Dudley High School                9

■   Smith High School         3                    ■         Grimsley High School             7

■   Northeast Guilford       3                    ■         Western Guilford                    6

■   Dudley High School      1                    ■         Northeast Guilford                 5

■   Ragsdale High School   1                    ■        Eastern Guilford                      2

■   Northern Guilford         1

■   Ragsdale High School    1

 

►        Men’s Stats: Greensboro Day School has won more men’s championships than any other school taking top honors 13 times.  The Bengals have won 76 percent of their title game appearances, but Dudley High School holds the mark for the most title-game appearances with 19. 

■ Championships                                   Title Game Appearances

■   Greensboro Day           13                  ■         Dudley High School                19

■   Dudley High School      10                  ■         Greensboro Day School        17

■   Page High School           8                  ■         Grimsley High School            13

■   Grimsley High School    6                  ■         Page High School                   13

■   Smith High School          2                  ■         Smith High School                  7

                                                                       ■         Northern Guilford                 2

                                                                       ■         Northeast Guilford                2

                                                                       ■         Northern Guilford                 1

                                                                       ■         Northwest Guilford               1

                                                                       ■         Southeast Guilford                1

                                                                       ■         Southwest Guilford                1

                                                                       ■         Eastern Guilford                     1

                                                                       ■         Ragsdale High School             1

►Coaching Statistics:

Women’s Wins by Coach:                                                            Men’s Wins by Coach:

-       Luke McKeel (PHS)                       7                                  - Freddy Johnson (GDS)        13

-       Deborah Jones (PHS)                   4                                  - Mac Morris (PHS)                 7

-       Darlene Joyner (NWG)                4                                  - David Price (DHS)                7

-       Ginger Moore (WG                       4                                  - Phil Weaver (GHS)               4

-       Phil Weaver (GHS)                        3                                  - Bill Chambers (DHS)           1

-       Mike Bradley (NEG)                     2                                  - Jack Chatham (DHS)            1

-       Rick Hartsook (GHS)                    2                                  - Darren Corbett (GHS)        1

-       Kathy Turner (PHS)                      2                                  - Steve Hankins (DHS)           1

-       Kris Britton (DHS)                       1                                  - Robert Kent (PHS)                1

-       Hank Bullard (SHS)                      1                                  - Reggie Peace (SHS)              1

-       Jerry Fuqua (RHS)                       1                                  - Art Wade (SHS)                     1

-       Crystal Hazelwood (NEG)          1                                  - Bill Walton (GHS)                 1

-       Ashton Jeffries (SHS)                  1

-       Lou Roshelli (SHS)                       1

  

►        Winning Coaches:  Of the 16 men and women coaching in this year’s HAECO Invitational, only five have won the tournament.  Freddy Johnson won all 13 of his HAECO Invitational titles at Greensboro Day; Bill Chambers, who won the tournament in 1983 while coaching at Dudley, is now the Northern Guilford coach.  On the women’s side, only Deborah Jones (Page), Darlene Joyner (Northwest) and Jerry Fuqua (Ragsdale) have won the HAECO Invitational.

►        Overtime Championships:  The HAECO Invitational championship game has gone to overtime three times, and all three have involved the Greensboro Day School Bengals.  The first two were between Dudley and Greensboro Day.  In 1987, Greensboro Day beat Dudley 57-55 in Greensboro Day’s first HAECO Invitational appearance.  In 1992, the tables were turned as the Panthers beat the Bengals 66-63.  In 2013, the title tilt included the Bengals and Page High School; the second-seeded Bengals upset the top-seeded Pirates 53-51 after one extra stanza.

►        2015 Participating Schools:  Dudley High School, Greensboro Day School, Grimsley High School, Northern Guilford, Northwest Guilford, Page High School, Ragsdale High School and Smith High School. 

►        Tickets:  HAECO Invitational tickets are available through the participating schools or at the Greensboro Coliseum Box Office.  Tournament books containing tickets for all games are $15.  Single-session tickets are $7 for the opening and semi-final rounds and $10 for championship day.  Single session tickets are only available at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center box office. 

► 2015 Women’s Seeds (Please see brackets below):

1.     Northwest Guilford

2.     Page High School

3.     Northern Guilford

4.     Dudley High School

5.     Greensboro Day School

6.     Ragsdale High School

7.     Smith High School

8.     Grimsley High School 

► 2015 Men’s Seeds (Please see brackets below):

1.     Greensboro Day School

2.     Northwest Guilford

3.     Dudley High School

4.     Northern Guilford

5.     Ragsdale High School

6.     Grimsley High School

7.     Page High School

8.     Smith High School

 

The HAECO Invitational presented by NewBridge Bank is an annual high school basketball tournament in Greensboro, N.C.  Founded in 1976 as the Little 4 Invitational, the tournament features men’s and women’s teams representing eight high schools located in Guilford County. The tournament is played at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. Tournament proceeds are donated to local charities and the participating schools; the HAECO Invitational is planned and implemented by the Greensboro Sports Council. For more information, please visit www.HAECOInvitational.com and follow the event on Twitter: @HAECOinvit.


GREENSBORO SPORTS COUNCIL DISTRIBUTES FUNDS TO HAECO INVITATIONAL SCHOOLS

For immediate release.                                                                                    April 30, 2015

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Greensboro Sports Council has donated $112,000 to the eight schools that participated in the 39th annual HAECO Invitational presented by NewBridge Bank last December, the Council announced today.  In addition, the Sports Council donated $17,000 in scholarships and charitable contributions from tournament proceeds. The 40th anniversary HAECO Invitational is set for Dec. 26, 28 and 29, 2015 at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center.

A very solid fundraising effort and strong community support combined to allow the Sports Council to donate $14,000 to each school that participated in 2014, the same amount the schools received following the previous tournament. Although they will not participate in the 2015 tournament, Northeast Guilford High School received its donation as a 2014 participating school.  Prior to the school donations, the Council awarded five $2,000 Bill Lee Scholarships, made a $5,000 donation to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, made a $1,000 donation to the Corrigan Faircloth Chapter of the National Football Foundation to sponsor a scholarship and made a $1,000 donation to the Bryan Family YMCA.   

With this year’s donations, the Greensboro Sports Council has now distributed more than $1.6 million to the tournament’s participating schools in the last 16 years.  In the last several years, the Council donated $80,000 to the schools following the 2009 tournament, $86,000 following the 2010 tournament, $100,000 following the 2011 event, $108,000 after the 2012 tournament, $112,000 in 2013 and $112,000 following the 2014 tournament.  

 “The mission of the HAECO Invitational has always been to raise money for schools in Guilford County,” Greensboro Sports Council president Kevin McCoy said.  “That mission has remained since the tournament was founded in 1976, and we realize how important these funds are to the participating schools.  Presenting checks to the schools is gratifying, but it is an indication of our community’s commitment to the HAECO Invitational.  Without our sponsors and spectators, we would not be able to make these contributions back to the schools.  We appreciate our title sponsor, HAECO Americas, our presenting sponsor, NewBridge Bank, and the many additional companies and individuals whose generosity makes these donations possible.”

Earlier this year, the Greensboro Sports Council announced the field for this year’s 40th anniversary HAECO Invitational and that the field would include Dudley High School, one of the tournament’s original four schools.  In addition to the Panthers, the other seven schools in the 40th anniversary tournament will be defending men’s champion, Greensboro Day School, Grimsley High School, Northern Guilford High School, the defending women’s champion Northwest Guilford Vikings, Page High School, Ragsdale High School and Smith High School; men’s and women’s teams from all schools will participate. Each of this year’s schools has submitted a signed agreement to participate in this year’s tournament. 

The HAECO Invitational presented by NewBridge Bank is an annual high school basketball tournament in Greensboro, N.C.  Founded in 1976 as the Little 4 Invitational, the tournament features men’s and women’s teams representing eight Guilford County high schools playing at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.  Tournament proceeds are donated to local charities and the participating schools; the HAECO Invitational is planned and implemented by the Greensboro Sports Council.  For more information, please visit www.HAECOInvitational.com and follow the event on Twitter: @HAECOinvit.


DUDLEY HIGH SCHOOL RETURNS TO HAECO INVITATIONAL FOR 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOURNAMENT

For immediate release.                                                                                                Feb. 13, 2015 

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Dudley High School, one of four schools that played in the inaugural HAECO Invitational presented by NewBridge Bank in 1976, will return to the tournament in 2015 after a seven-year hiatus, the Greensboro Sports Council announced today.  The 40th anniversary HAECO Invitational is set for December at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center.

Dudley High School, Grimsley High School, Page High School and Smith High School are the original schools that played in the tournament then known as the Little 4.  The Dudley Panthers last played the HAECO Invitational in 2007 but withdrew to play in a different tournament in 2008. 

The Panthers enjoy a rich HAECO Invitational history having made more appearances in the men’s championship game than any other school.  The Panther men have won 10 titles in 19 championship-game appearances, and their overall record is second only to the Greensboro Day School Bengals who have won 12 tournaments in 16 men’s championship game appearances.  The Dudley women have one championship in nine title-game appearances.

“This is good for the community,” Dudley men’s coach Brian Seagraves said.  “We met a lot of people during the Christmas break on our way back from playing in a tournament in Hampton, Va., and we went to the HAECO Invitational when we got back.  A lot of our fans and the Dudley community said they wanted to get back into the tournament, and we told them as long as they were with us and wanted us back into the tournament, we would look into it.  It’s good for the community.  I was the MVP when I played in it, and there’s no place like home for the Dudley community.” 

“Having Dudley back in the HAECO Invitational is great news for the tournament and our entire community,” Greensboro Sports Council president Kevin McCoy said.  “The timing couldn’t be better; with Dudley back in the tournament, we’re able to have all of the original schools in the field for the tournament’s 40th anniversary.  Historically, Dudley is one of the top programs in North Carolina, and we are ecstatic to potentially improve the quality of our field for years to come.  We sincerely hope that the Panthers will once again become a fixture in the HAECO Invitational.”

In addition to the four original schools, the other schools participating in the 40th anniversary HAECO Invitational will be the defending men’s champion Greensboro Day School Bengals, Northern Guilford High School, the defending women’s champion Northwest Guilford Vikings and Ragsdale High School; men’s and women’s teams from all schools will participate. Northeast Guilford High School will not play in the tournament this year. 

The HAECO Invitational presented by NewBridge Bank is an annual high school basketball tournament in Greensboro, N.C.  Founded in 1976 as the Little 4 Invitational, the tournament features men’s and women’s teams representing eight Guilford County high schools playing at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.  Tournament proceeds are donated to local charities and the participating schools; the HAECO Invitational is planned and implemented by the Greensboro Sports Council.  For more information, please visit www.HAECOInvitational.com and follow the event on Twitter: @HAECOinvit.