HAMLET — Last Saturday San Diego Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram came home to host the annual Melvin’s Mission Possible Family Fun Day at Memorial Park. The event brought about 600 people for free food, fun and games and a basketball tournament.
Children who went home with gold medals and trophies included Kelly Miller, Danny Bailey, Andre Streeter, Anthony Keane, Justin Glenn, Germann Bostic, Terrence marks, DeShawn Little and Kentay Hutchinson.
Other prizes given away were two scooters, a bicycle and a signed football.
“I want to thank the citizens of Richmond County for always supporting my annual Family Fun Day event each year,” Ingram said in a statement to the Daily Journal. “This event gets better and better. The excitement from the kids and parents are priceless and I enjoy every minute of it.
“Special thanks Maurice McLaurin and City of Hamlet, Mrs. Suzanne Hudson and Beta Club and the Richmond Raider football team, Morasha Photography, Sheriff James Clemmons, Jeff Trophies for all your efforts each year,” he continued. “Your hard work and dedication each year has contributed to our success. Also a special thanks this year to Farmers Home Furniture, Hibbett Sports, and Chip Knotts of Nelson Funeral home for your special contributions.”
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C.J. Johnson goes up for a layup prior to the basketball tournament during the annual Melvin’s Mission Possible Family Fun Day at Memorial Park in Hamlet.