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C4 AUGUST 10-16, 2011 Overtime

by Bill Neal For New Pittsburgh Courier

:10 Hi my name is Michael Vick. This is

a message to all the haters out there. I am about to sign a new contract for $20 mil- lion big ones…NUFF said! :09 Tiger Wood's ex-caddie who Wood fired last month won the WGC Bridge- stone withAdam Scott. Tiger finished tied for 37th. That's Karma baby! :08 I know most of you don’t want to

listen to what I am telling you most of the time because…well because I know more than you. (Just kidding City League people) but here are five things you can take to the Bank!! And remem- ber I told ya so. 1. Tiger won’t win again until he brings

the women back. The past was no acci- dent mm- maaannn! 2. Pirates

don’t start losing when the Steelers start play- ing…well!! 3. J-Lo is


so fine she scares me, and I only see her on TV help me Lord! 4. Cam Newton will be a super- star this year and T e r r e l l Pryor next

year. :07 You will know the country is in fi- nancial bankruptcy when auto racing is done. I mean just going around in a circle 500 times. There can't be a bigger waste of money. I am just saying. :06 College football is back.Now let’s see

if Pitt’s going to be it! I say yes. :05 Shout out’s to: Terrence Taylor, for-

mer great player, military guy, Connie Hawkins League player and ref. and John Brewer, the keeper of the historic castle in Pittsburgh and the rest of the crew over at theWilkinsburg Penn Avenue Mc- Donalds. And to my new main man Chef James Hurt the food guru over at Mercy Hospital and his fiancé Claudia Yates who works at the Urban League East Hills Family Support Center. One of my young stars Bryant Mungin is project di- rector. That means it’s being done right. He’s a “Champion graduate.” Keep read- ing James, I couldn't do it without you. James is a South Hills grad. Came out with Kirk and Jennifer Bruce back in the day. (Yeah I know, more city lea- guer’s…what ya gonna do, they’re every- where?) :04 Why not bring Randy Moss to Pitts- burgh…why not, why not, why not??? :03 Hey thank you once again, Mon- roeville First Friday Par-Tay people, an- other great night. Thanks to the Gibson’s, Ms. Renée and Ms. Roxy, all of your dona- tions helped 50 plus kids have a great time at the Armon Gilliam Memorial “HardWork” Basketball Camp. :02 Now…time to get ready for the greatest “White Party” in Pittsburgh com- ing up on Sept. 8, at the magnificent Fox Chapel Yacht Club. Here’s the deal: 6-8 p.m. Reception-Happy Hour…Relax and get a seat; 8 p.m. Old School D.J., Cash Bar/Cash Kitchen (no free food man)!!; Meet the Fabulous Diamond Models; SoulPitt gift bags to the first 100 people; 50/50-prizes and surprises. Go to the SoulPitt website for all the details. :01 Pittsburgh, when you have the op- portunity, say thanks to Charles “Chuck” Powell. He’s a special man doing special things for Pittsburgh and you! “DOUBLE OVERTIME” :00 Shame on everyone of you…especially Black folk’s if you haven’t been to the Savoy Restaurant and Social Hot Spot. Chuck Saunders has done a fantastic job with the operation and we all must support it. That means every- body…even youWoodland Hills grads. Game Over

HARD WORK CAMPERS AND STAFF (Courier Photos/William McBride) Armon Gilliam Memorial ‘Hard Work’ Basketball Camp



FORMER NBA PLAYER MYRON BROWN was the guest speaker at the Armon "The Hammer " Gilliam Summer Basketball Camp at the Penn Hills YMCA. Brown instructed campers on the basics of shooting and then showed off his three pointer shooting skills.




by Bill Neal For New Pittsburgh Courier

From the outset we knew that this year’s Armon Gilliam “Hardwork” Bas- ketball camp was going to be differ- ent…special if you will. And it was. For more than 80 years, kids enjoyed

and endured a two day basketball ses- sion of skills, drills, games, exercise and most importantly education and life skills lessons that will take them far be- yond the basketball court. It began with the coming together of some of the area's all time greatest play-

ers all of whom felt the loss of Armon Gilliam. Some played with him, some against him and some simply admired him and his great career. This year’s camp staff included camp director and former Connie Hawkins League superstarWarrenWilson Jr., Slippery Rock All American and NBA star Myron Brown, former Hawkins League All-Star and NBA prospect and member of the SkyWalker Club Eugene Wilson, coach O.J., and coaches Alex, An- thony, and Mike. It is because of the commitment and dedication to Armon and the hardwork philosophy that make

the camp successful. Special thanks go out to sponsors the

Savoy Restaurant, Chuck Sanders Char- ities, Penn Ave McDonalds, the Plum McDonalds, Dave Smith Chevrolet, Vo- celli Pizza, Penn Hills Eat N' Park, Champion Enterprises, Five Starr Cor- poration, and most especially Highmark Corporation and the Penn Hills YMCA and director Jay Hope for the dedication of their faculty, their amazing staff and the “Y” members for sharing time with us.


Who Are Pittsburgh’s Most Influential Black Men? Nominations should bemade in the following areas:

The New Pittsburgh Courier will publish our annual

“50 Men of Excellence” November 2011

This is your chance to select Pittsburgh’s powerbrokers in the arts, business, politics,

non-profits, law, sports, philanthropy, health care, education and media.

Nominations are welcome fromindividuals, businesses, professional/ fraternal groups or neighborhood and community organizations.

Nominations must be mailed or hand delivered to New Pittsburgh Courier, ATTN: 50Men of


Excellence, 315 E. Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219; faxed to (412) 481-1360; or e-mailed to by noon on Friday, August 12, 2011.

Please include your name, telephone number and, in 200 words or less, explain how theMetro Pittsburgh (Allegheny,Washington,Westmoreland or Beaver counties) resident of your choice has made significant contributions in their field of expertise. (New Pittsburgh Courier employees are not eligible for nomination.)

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Business • Corporate • Community Service • Education • Entertainment • Health Care • Labor • Law Enforcement • Legal Affairs • Media • Politics • Religion • Social Service • Sports • Youth • Other

Nomination deadline extended: FRIDAY, August 12, 2011 at Noon

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