2023 Tip Off Luncheon

2023 Tip Off Luncheon

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 (11:30 AM - 1:30 PM) (CDT)


***SOLD OUT*** The Annual Tip Off Sports Luncheon, with presenting sponsor Jim Turner Chevrolet, is the precursor to basketball season in Waco. The next luncheon will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2023. Join us from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Hurd Welcome Center to hear from our keynote speaker, Coach Ken Carter and the coaches from McLennan Community College and Baylor University, who will provide a look at the upcoming basketball seasons.

About Coach Carter

Ken Carter is an American entrepreneur, philanthropist, education activist, and former high-school basketball player and coach. He is best known for the punitive measures he took against the ‘Richmond’ students of the 1999 season for not meeting the disciplinary standards set by him.

Popularly known as the ''Great Lockout,'' the incident involved Carter banning his unbeaten high-school basketball team from the school's gymnasium for performing poorly in academics. He later suspended them for a season. From the time he joined 'Richmond High' as their coach, his prime motive was to bring in an overall improvement in the academic performance of the students and to encourage the youth to lead a crime-free life. His decision of imposing the lockout was highly opposed initially. However, later, Carter was widely appreciated for sticking to such stern disciplinary measures for the betterment of the students. 

The ''Great Lockout'' became the subject of the 2005 film 'Coach Carter.' Carter now works as a motivational speaker. He has also authored books and invested in several entrepreneurial projects to generate employment for the youth of his hometown.

Tickets are non-refundable. Registration is required. 


$550 | Table of 10

$55 | Individual Tickets 

Hurd Welcome Center
220 I-35
Waco, TX 76706 United States


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Alivia Gomez
(254) 757-5617
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Tuesday, October 24, 2023 (11:30 AM - 1:30 PM) (CDT)

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