Hatchell nominated for Kay Yow award
Posted January 17, 2014
North Carolina women's head basketball coach Syliva Hatchell and a fellow Tar Heel cancer survivor are among the nominees for the inaugural Kay Yow Champion award sponsored by the Greater Raleigh Sports Council.
Hatchell, who has yet to coach a game this season, has been in treatment for leukemia. In an appearance at the Raleigh Sports Club Wednesday Hatchell said her cancer is in remission and she hopes to return to the court in time for the ACC Tournament March 5-9.
Two of the three nominees are Tar Heels. Hatchell is joined on the ballot by
Chase Jones, who played baseball at UNC and graduated in 2011, battled brain cancer as a freshman and has since founded the Vs. Cancer Foundation, which raises funds to battle childhood cancers.
The award honors "a leader in the business community who is a champion for their organization, a champion for the community, and most importantly a champion for others."
The third nomination is a joint one for Terrence and Torry Holt for their work with The Holt Brothers Foundation.
The public can vote for the Kay Yow Champion and other awards to be presented at the annual Greater Raleigh Sports Council Evening of Champions on Feb. 12.