North Carolina Central student-athlete Raven Shaday King, “on fire” with F.L.A.M.E. honors

Triangle Student Selected by United States Olympic Committee to Participate in Finding Leaders Among Minorities Everywhere (F.L.A.M.E.) Program

Cary, N.C – The Triangle Sports Commission, a Community Partner of the United States Olympic Committee, is pleased to announce the selection of a local student as a participant in the USOC Finding Leaders Among Minorities Everywhere (F.L.A.M.E.) Program.

As a Community Olympic Partner, the Triangle Sports Commission is given the honor of selecting one local student to represent our community. For 2010, the Triangle Sports Commission has selected Raven Shaday King, a rising junior at North Carolina Central University. A member of the Lady Eagles Volleyball team, King saw considerable action the last two years, after a successful career at Raleigh’s Ravenscroft High School.

Earning All-Conference and All-State honors during her career, King also received numerous Most Valuable Player awards, the Coach’s Award and the Gold Community Service Award for participating in over 100 hours of community service during her time at Ravenscroft.

At North Carolina Central, King has excelled on and off the court. In addition to being a member of the Dean’s List, King led the team in digs and receptions this past season. A pharmaceutical science major, King hopes to graduate with honors from the Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE) program.

Celebrating its 17th anniversary, F.L.A.M.E. has provided students an in-depth look at the Olympic Movement and personal exploration of the Olympic Ideals of persistence, commitment, vision, focus and determination. With the support of official presenting sponsor, Tyson Foods, Inc., and associate sponsor Hilton Hotels Corporation, F.L.A.M.E. focuses on mentoring students so that they can apply Olympic-oriented principles to all aspects of their lives. The program also offers a pathway for talented young people to become further involved in the Olympic Movement either through the USOC’s college internship program or other career and volunteer opportunities.

About the United States Olympic Committee
The United States Olympic Committee, one of America’s premier sports organizations, is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo. The USOC is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the National Olympic Committee for the United States. In addition to being the steward of the U.S. Olympic Movement, the USOC is the moving force for support of sports in the United States that are on the program of the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American, and Parapan American Games. Learn more about
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About the Triangle Sports Commission
Incorporated in 2001 as a North Carolina non-profit organization, the Triangle Sports Commission is an all-volunteer sports commission serving the Triangle region. The TSC led the Triangle’s recruitment effort for the relocation of USA Baseball from Arizona that resulted in USA Baseball’s new headquarters at Durham Bulls Athletic Park and their National Training Complex at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary. In 2008, the TSC hosted the Lenovo Olympic Celebration featuring 31 Olympic athletes, where Jim Scherr, former CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, announced the TSC as the USOC’s newest Community Olympic Partner. In 2009, U.S .Masters Swimming selected the Triangle Sports Commission to host its annual High Performance Camp and named the TSC an Official Community Partner. For more information on the Triangle Sports Commission, visit