Norris Cole is a professional basketball player. He played with the New Orleans Pelicans during the 2015-2016 season. Prior to playing with the Pelicans, he played for the Miami Heat. A Dayton native, Norris graduated from Dunbar High School as the Salutatorian and Cleveland State University with a degree in Health Science. Norris was an accomplished basketball player, setting career highs and receiving a number of accomplishments while at Cleveland State University where his jersey was retired February 12, 2016. Since entering the NBA, he appeared in the NBA finals his first three seasons and captured NBA Championships in his first two.
While basketball is a significant part of Norris’ life, education has always been a priority. He has a passion for the Dayton community and is committed to stressing the importance of education and positive character development among youth. The Norris Cole Foundation provides Norris an opportunity to give back beyond his notoriety as a professional basketball player.
On Sat, March 11th the Norris Cole Foundation will host the Cole Climb. Says Scott Sliver, member of the Cole Climb planning committee, “Norris (The Norris Cole Foundation) promotes education, health and well-being, and community service… All of which are extremely important to the future of our city. Norris is from Dayton and still very much involved right here at home. I’m very excited to be a small part of this event!”
Runners will climb 30 flights of stairs or 600 steps (10 flights or 200 steps for kids). Climbers are lined up in the order the entry was received and start every 10 seconds. Order and approximate start times will be posted at norriscolefoundation.org on March 4th. Race participants who register the day of the event will start after the last pre-registered runner.
Start a race team and compete in one of three divisions: Female, Male or Co-Ed. All teams must consist of 4 team members. Co-Ed teams must be 2 females and 2 males. Top 3 teams in each division receive awards.
Online registration now open.
Received by March 4, 2017
Team/partner registrations must be received by March 4, 2017 and submitted in one envelope or email. Team/partner registrations cannot be taken onsite.
Registration includes: t-shirt, recovery bag and after-party
Registration opens at 8:30am
Fun climb begins at 9:45am
Race begins at 10am
After part opens at 11am
Kids Fun Climb begins at 11:15am
Dayton Police and Fire Challenge begins at 11:45am
*schedule based upon the number of participants
PRACTICE CLIMB: March 4, 2011 @ 10AM