10TH ANNUAL CHUCK COOPER FOUNDATION AWARDS DINNER POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS
Scholarship awards and the acceptance of future scholarship applications have also been postponed until further notice.
The 10th Annual Chuck Cooper Foundation Awards Dinner, which had been scheduled for March 25 at the Jim Beam Left Field Lounge at PNC Park, has been postponed due to ongoing concerns about the coronavirus. The rescheduled date for the fundraising event has not yet been determined. Notification of scholarship awards have also been postponed until further notice.
Honorees for the 10th Annual Chuck Cooper Foundation Awards Dinner will be Koppers Inc. President & CEO Leroy Ball (Chuck Cooper Foundation Leadership Award), Eckert Seamans (Chuck Cooper Foundation Trailblazer Award), the Boston Celtics (Chuck Cooper Spirit Award) and PNC (sponsor of Chuck Cooper Foundation Leadership Program). In addition, scholarships will be presented to graduate-level students in need at Pittsburgh-area colleges and universities to help them achieve their educational and professional goals.
“The decision to postpone the event was made based on the latest information available regarding COVID-19, recommendations from the CDC and local government leaders and our desire to be abundantly cautious,” said Chuck Cooper III, President & CEO of the Chuck Cooper Foundation. “We look forward to reconnecting with our sponsors, supporters and scholarship recipients in what we hope will be the near future.”
The 10th annual Chuck Cooper Foundation Awards Dinner will also celebrate Chuck’s induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, which took place last September, and the 10th anniversary of the creation of the foundation by Cooper’s son — Chuck Cooper III.