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Vicky Bullett to speak at True Grit Banquet

April 01, 2012
  • Vicky Bullett
Vicky Bullett

Former University of Maryland and Olympic basketball star Vicky Bullett will be the guest speaker for the annual True Grit Banquet at Fountain Head Country Club on Tuesday, May 8.

The social hour begins at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $25 and will be available at the Hagerstown YMCA front desk starting Monday, April 2.

Bullet, a highly decorated basketball player for the University of Maryland, two U.S. Olympic teams and two WNBA teams, was recently named head coach of the Hagerstown Community College women’s basketball team.

A native of Martinsburg, W.Va., Bullett won Olympic gold in 1988 and bronze in 1992, and was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011.

The True Grit Award is given to student-athletes who are not necessarily stars of their team, but have overcome some obstacle to remain a member of their team. Athletes from each of the public and private high schools in the county and a student from HCC are honored each year.

The banquet is co-sponsored by the Washington County Board of Education, The Herald-Mail Co., the YMCA and several area businesses that provide $500 scholarships to the winner from each school.

For more information, call the YMCA at 301-739-3990.

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