Former MB star Golson honored by city, Beach Ball

Former Myrtle Beach High two-sports star and current Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson was back on the court at the Beach Ball Classic tonight.

But never fear, Fighting Irish fans; Golson is not making a return to his first-love sport of basketball. Instead, the redshirt freshman was honored by the City of Myrtle Beach for his role in leading No. 1 Notre Dame to the BCS National Championship Game against No. 2 Alabama. The ceremony, held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center was attended by city councilmen, and influential coaches and friends in Golson’s life.

Golson was presented a plaque by Mayor John Rhodes, which proclaimed January 7th as Everett Golson day in Myrtle Beach. January 7th is the day Golson will lead his team in the BCS national championship game.

In his acceptance speech, Golson made a point to thank God and the city of Myrtle Beach for the support and love that they have shown. “Wow, this is really fantastic. I’m honored and grateful to the city. There are a lot of people that have been there for me, and I’m thankful.”

Stan Parker, President of the Beach Ball Classic commented on the decision to honor him during the tournament, “When you have someone of his character and athletic ability, you want him to be a role model for kids. When people do the right thing, you want people to¬† take notice”

In addition to being honored for his contributions to Myrtle Beach High – he led the Seahawks to two state football and one state basketball championship – and the Beach Ball Classic, where he played for two seasons with the Seahawks, Golson was also recognized by his native city.

Photo Credit: Chuck Silvey

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