June 3, 2024 

Miami Dolphins JULIAN HILL, Fayetteville, NC to host his 1st Inaugural BACKPACK GIVEAWAY COMMUNITY FAMILY FUN DAY, located at PINE FOREST HIGH SCHOOL 

FAYETTEVILLE, NC — Julian Hill (“Julian”), a standout athlete from Fayetteville, NC is excited to announce his first inaugural BACKPACK GIVEAWAY COMMUNITY FAMILY FUN DAY, which will take place on Saturday, June 29th, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., located at Pine Forest High School, 525 Andres Road, Fayetteville, NC 28311. This event is open to all of Cumberland County and the City of Fayetteville. 

Julian’s journey from Pine Forest High School to the NFL’s Miami Dolphins serves as an inspiration to many. Despite facing personal hardships and adverse situations, Julian’s perseverance led him to achieve his dreams. Now, he is dedicated to giving back to his community as well as inspiring the youth to know and understand that anything is possible with faith, hard work and dedication. 

This event will feature partnerships with various local vendors/organizations and foundations such as the Two Six Project, Youth Villages, Alliance, Cumberland DSS Foster, Guardian ad Litem, Find a Friend, Cumberland Health Net, Child Advocacy Center, Boys & Girls Club, ACS, Carolina Counseling Services, Connected Care as well as the Army Community Service Teams and more. Representatives from these organizations will be present to provide the community with resource information on the programs they have available and more. 

Autographs with Julian will be from 9am-10am followed by the giving away of up to 200 FREE backpacks filled with supplies (first come first serve, up to 200, child must be in attendance) with FREE lunch being served to the youth at 11:30am. 

Attendees will enjoy a day filled with fun activities, including music from DJ Ricovelli of WCCG 104.5, multiple yard games, facepainting and opportunities to interact with Julian himself. Food Trucks by Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ, California Taco and AJ’s Summertime Freeze will be present and available for purchase, offering a discounted menu for the families. 

For inquiries or to become involved in the event, please contact Melissa Frierson, Plan B Sport Management’s Director of Community Engagement, at or (513) 652-7857. 

We hope to see you there and thank you for coming together as a community! 

May 21st, 2024


Major League Baseball, Vic Blends, and The Two-Six Project to collab on June 14th 

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Segra Stadium will be hosting its annual Play Ball Weekend and free baseball clinic on Friday, June 14th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. In addition, in collaboration with Major League Baseball, The Two-Six Project, and Fayetteville native and world-renowned barber Vic Blends, a community giveback event will be held in the plaza outside the stadium during the same time.

The giveback event will focus on school supplies and food supply for individuals and families in need. Major League Baseball will also provide bats and balls sets for kids. In addition, local barbers will be cutting hair free of charge inside the main gates.

The free baseball clinic will be held inside the stadium on the Segra Stadium field. Parents or guardians can sign their kids up through the Play Ball Weekend link on the Woodpeckers website. This clinic will provide instruction from current Woodpeckers players & coaches and is limited to the first 200 kids who are signed up.

The Woodpeckers will take on the visiting Salem Red Sox that evening with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. All participants of the baseball clinic will receive a free ticket to the game that night. For more information, visit


The Houston Astros own and operate its Class A minor league affiliate, the Fayetteville Woodpeckers. The Astros agreed to a 30-year lease and are invested in the long-term success of the City of Fayetteville. 

The team’s direction focuses on creating a culture of success with an accessible management team, building the best young talent in baseball, engaging with fans, and connecting the community with an exciting, family-friendly experience. For more information on the Woodpeckers, please visit


Segra Stadium, named a Ballpark Digest ‘Ballpark of the Decade’, is a $40 million state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue is a catalyzing economic development tool that attracts and retains business, 

provides national exposure, increases civic and community pride, and provides for an improved quality of life for residents. Designed for baseball, concerts, and a host of other activities the venue seats 5,242 for baseball and up to 10,000 for major outdoor events. It features natural grass, a 25×70 LED 

scoreboard, six luxury suites, four field boxes, a premium club level, outdoor party deck, a kids zone, and more.


Fayetteville is proud of its rich role in our nation’s history and holds fast to the friendly feel of a true hometown, while providing the cultural and entertainment amenities of bigger cities. The city boasts sophisticated restaurants, museums, musical and sporting events, and nearby Fort Bragg – the nation’s largest military installation – that solidifies the city’s deep roots in all things military. Fayetteville is the sixth-largest city in the state and home to more than 208,000 residents.  For more information, please visit


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