Headdress to Impress

Crockett Foundation Headdress to Impress

Wahoo McDaniel….Two words that could put the fear of God in any warm blooded human being. Wahoo was a force of nature both in and out of the ring. His presence in the ring was legendary but out of the ring he was quite legendary in another way. As a kid walking through the offices of Jim Crockett Promotions, you …

Great American Bash

Great American Bash

The first Great American Bash was held on July 6, 1985 at Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, NC. It was a typical July evening in Charlotte, NC. It was hot, humid and there was the ever present chance of thunderstorms. Jim Crockett Promotions had put together a great card for this event. Jimmy Valiant vs Paul Jones in a Dog Collar …

A History of Philanthropy

History of Philanthropy

Jim Crockett and Jim Crockett Promotions have a long history of philanthropy over the years. Whether the Crocketts were donating the entire gate from a wrestling match or holding the annual BBQ at Jim Crockett Memorial Ballpark, the need to give back is deeply rooted in the Crockett DNA. While Jim was working his way up the wrestling ladder, this …

Veterans and Mental Health

Crockett Foundation Veterans Mental Health

First off, I am not a Clinical Psychologist, nor do I have any Medical training. But I am a Military Retiree with over 20 years of service. PTSD has become a common acronym these days when talking about veterans, especially those who have been in combat. But what about the mental health of veterans in general? In some cases it …

Woman in Heels

Baseball - Woman In Heels

Frances Crockett Ringley had a lot of things she had to learn and adjust to as she broke baseball’s glass ceiling. Being the first woman general manager of a professional baseball team, was definitely something you learned through on the job training. There is no book that tells you how many hot dogs a baseball crowd can eat. No one …

Elvis Presley

Crockett Foundation Elvis Presley

On this the 38th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death, the Crockett Foundation would be remiss if we didn’t take a quick trip down memory lane. One of the corner stone’s of Jim Crockett Promotions for approximately 20 years was concert promotions. Jim Crockett, Sr. brought Elvis to Charlotte for a press tour in February 1956. The scared kid chewed on …

Charlotte Coliseum

Charlotte Coliseum

There were some things that were a staple in Charlotte, NC and one of them was wrestling at the Charlotte Coliseum. By the time the coliseum was built in 1955, Jim Crockett was a veteran in the promotional business. He also was looking for ways to give back to the community that had treated him so well. He decided that …

The Park Center

The Park Center

It is the late 1960’s-1970’s and a blonde hair, blue eyed, tanned little girl is perched on the back of an old wooden folding seat, the kind that were the seat of choice for that time, while her younger sister sits in the seat itself. The seat is located on the highest row in Charlotte’s Park Center and is wedged …

Hall of Heroes

Hall of Heroes

*Above: Jim Cornett – Master of Ceremonies, 2015 Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony The 2015 Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony was filled with both laughter and tears. Held on a warm Friday night in Charlotte, NC, it was brought to order by emcee, Jim Cornett, with the ceremonial 10 rings of the wrestling ring bell honoring the life of Roddy …