PGU member AZWildcat97 was in attendance for Chalk Talk with Amy Miller, an event benefitting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona, and produced this video. Here are AZWildcat97’s impressions from the evening.
I attended Chalk Talk with Amy Miller three nights ago; it was a ton of fun and for a great cause, too. I’ve never been inside Richard Jefferson Gymnasium so I was really excited. Kyle Fogg was our group’s tour guide and a few players helped with equipment demo at the Cole and Jeannie Davis Strength and Conditioning Center. Kevin Parrom was limping a little but it was nice to see him goofing around with his teammates.
Chalk Talk with Amy Miller raised almost $150K for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona. The players helped Coach Miller with the live auction but Kyryl almost sold Derrick Williams’ autographed photo from the White Out game (valued at $800) for a mere $500!
We had a mini-lesson with Coach Miller at McKale Center, followed by a speech from Harvey Mason Jr. that reminded me again of why I love Arizona basketball. Some of Harvey’s stories reminded my friend and I of the times we’ve met Coach Olson, the late Mrs. Bobbi Olson and players of the past at our BayCats’ now defunct annual “Meet the Team” dinners when the Cats came up to play Cal and Stanford.
“I loved playing on this court,” said Harvey, “Everything I have done thus far is because of my experiences on this court and at this university. We are a family.”
Both the silent and live auctions raised lots of money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona. The players helped Coach Miller with the live auction but Kyryl almost sold Derrick Williams’ autographed photo from the White Out game (valued at $800) for a mere $500!
Another highlight for me was that I met the Fab Four Freshmen for the first time, especially Nick Johnson, who helped me round up the other three when I told him I wanted a picture with the Fab Four Freshmen at the end of the event. I was bursting with excitement as I told him I couldn’t wait to finally see the Fab Four play next Saturday at the Red-Blue game and he said that just made his day. Now I understand why NJ has won the hearts of so many Arizona fans before even stepping on the court.
Here’s a video I made if anyone wants to see the inside of RJ Gym and part of our tour: