LLOYD CHEATOM, PAIGE KENDRA MITCHELL, KEVIN MCNAIR, SAM MORANT, AT ‘SNEAKERBALL,’ HELD JULY 23 AT STAGE AE. (PHOTOS BY J.L. MARTELLO)
The “Sneakerball” just keeps on growing.
The numbers coming in show that roughly 500 people attended the fourth-annual event, held recently at Stage AE on the North Shore. Adults wear formal attire, but in place of the dress shoes and heels are stylish sneakers. Proceeds from ticket sales go to 1 Nation Mentoring, a group founded by three friends, all Black males, who are determined to be a positive influence on young Black teens in Pittsburgh.
Kevin McNair, Lloyd Cheatom and Sam Morant are those three friends. With 1 Nation Mentoring now in its eighth year, it’s estimated the organization has mentored thousands of students in the region.
RAYMOND AND SHARON PRITCHARD WITH MATCHING SHOES FROM THE SOUTH SIDE
BRIA DIXON, ANA DAVIS, MARIA BAILEY, SHAKEL HARDY
ALAYAH JONES, ELIJAH THOMPSON