In This Week’s Rundown – Elite Academy & Mobile Yardi Gras

We had a really fun conversation with one of the creators of the Mobile porch parade. We’re sure that by now you have seen yards around Mobile with Yardi Gras signs and float decorations in the front yard. Approximately 300 yards have officially registered and hundreds more are getting in on the action. Watch our interview below. Get more info on the Mobile Mardi Gras Porch Parade.

See more pics on the Mardi Gras Porch parade in last week’s Rundown. If you prefer to listen then grab the podcast on your favorite podcast app or listen now below.

This Week’s Events

1/ 6 – 1/30: The 2021 King Cake-Off
Daily – Virtual Event
Admission: Free
Ages: All
This year’s fun online event will span 3 weeks This year will be the year of the People’s Choice Award! You, the people, will vote on who makes your favorite king cake inspired treat (you’ll also be entered to win a prize pack when you vote!) Online Voting will be held from Jan 6 – Jan 29 (at midnight) The winner will be announced Jan 30 at 12 pm.

1/16 – 9/5: Gordon Parks: Segregation Story In Mobile, 1956
Daily @ 10 am – 5 pm, Mobile Museum of Art
This exhibition of photographs documents the everyday activities and rituals of one extended black family, the Thorntons, in Mobile and Shady Grove, Alabama, during segregation.

1/26: Small Business Survival Series Session #4: Marketing & Branding Strategies
Tuesday @ 11 am – 1:00 pm, Virtual Event
The Alabama SBDC Network, with support from the Wells Fargo Foundation, is pleased to present this series of webinars designed specifically for small businesses impacted by the pandemic and resulting economic downturn. There are five key topics that will be covered by local experts — people that have a vested interest in ensuring Alabama’s small businesses survived in 2020 and will thrive in 2021.

Check out our event page for more details!

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Busted in Mobile

We just can’t get enough of people who cannot get enough of giving back!

Check out this Mobile native giving back in a big way! Giving young athletes across the Gulf Coast a shot at a brighter future.

Elite Academy, an AAU Basketball program founded by Reggie Wilcox with support from Under Armour. This program does not just help young players develop the skills needed to advance in the sport, this also provides the kids with life long tools to help them beyond that winning shot.

This January, Wilcox, former McGill-Toolen basketball star reconnected with Quincy James to bring an AAU program to our hometown. A program already gaining much success with his teams in other cities like Dallas, Oklahoma City, and other major cities. If you want to read about some others that got busted in Mobile AL then have at it.

image credit: WKRG

Mobile AL Bay News

The Alabama State Health Planning and Development Agency has just approved a major expansion project at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center in Foley.

This $170 Million project includes adding a 133,433 square foot, four-story tower which will have 10 additional operating rooms! And get this, three of the new OR’s will include robotic equipment! Wow! Talk about major expansion!

[photo courtesy of Mobile NBC 15 News]

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