TNCC’s Black History Month Celebration Focuses on Fitness with Olympic Medalists, Renowned Sports Figures as Guests

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) is observing Black History Month with a series of presentations and activities featuring several Olympic medalists and celebrated professional/college sports personalities including gymnasts Dominique Dawes, Gabrielle Douglas and others.  Themed “Empowerment through Fitness,” the month-long observance began with track star Francena McCorory and University of Virginia Head Football Coach Mike London as guests.

Feb. 21
Guest speaker Wayne Gomes, Former Philadelphia Phillies player & Virginia Baseball Academy owner
7:00 – 8:00 p.m., free and open to the public
Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall

Wayne Gomes of Hampton, became a major league baseball player with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1997. He was traded to the San Francisco Giants in 2001 and played alongside Barry Bonds during Bonds’ record-breaking home run season. In 2002, Gomes signed as a free agent with the Boston Red Sox. Pitching as a set-up man, he helped guide the Sox to second place in the American League east. Located in Hampton, Gomes’ Virginia Baseball Academy is an 8,330 square-foot facility that provides camps conducted by former major league players.

Feb. 26
Empowerment through Fitness Reception featuring
Olympic gold medalists Dominique Dawes and Gabrielle Douglas
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Espada, Moore Hall
Tickets are $25 per person and are available now at .