2021 Negro Leagues Centennial Community Celebration

A Celebration of Community The heart and soul of Rocky Mount, North Carolina is clearly reflected in its small business community and network of advocates and volunteers, and this has never been more evident than throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. In the face of daily challenges and changes, the needs of our community have been met […]

Opening Night Reception at Rocky Mount Mills

Rocky Mount Mills 1151 Falls Rd, Rocky Mount, NC

Kicking off a Two-Week Celebration! Opening night reception featuring the grand opening of Black Diamond, presented by Drinking Gourd Gallery. Black Diamond is a solo exhibition of works by artist and illustrator Darryl Matthews, honoring Negro Leagues Baseball players. Matthews is the son of late Negro Leagues first baseman Francis Oliver Matthews who played with […]


Tour the Historic Buck Leonard Home

Historic Buck Leonard Home 605 Atlantic Ave, Rocky Mount, NC

A Rocky Mount Landmark Tour the historic Walter "Buck" Leonard home where you will see the Baseball Hall of Famer's keepsakes, learn about his life in Rocky Mount and his career in the Negro Leagues, and meet the family and members of the Buck Leonard Association. The home at 605 Atlantic Avenue in Rocky Mount, […]


Community Reception at the Historic Booker T Theater

Booker T. Theater 170 E Thomas St, Rocky Mount, NC

We have big plans to support the small business community in 2021 and beyond. Come meet the Buck Leonard Association and local community leaders, and join the conversation to help us imagine a more vibrant Rocky Mount. A true community roundtable!

Buck Leonard Youth Baseball Clinic

Stith-Talbert Park 729 Pennsylvania Ave, Rocky Mount, NC

PLAY BALL! Kids from the Buck Leonard Association RBI Youth Baseball League and beyond will be treated to a free baseball skills clinic and exhibition game!  Following the clinic, will be a 2021 season-end awards ceremony. Players will register at the park with name, age and skill level beginning promptly at 9AM on the day […]

Gala – Baseball, Jazz & All That Swing!

Booker T. Theater 170 E Thomas St, Rocky Mount, NC

Celebrate In-Person or Online! Join us in person at the historic Booker T. Theater in Rocky Mount, NC - or by Zoom from anywhere in the world for the return of the Buck Leonard Association annual gala! Highlights of the evening include a Negro Leagues roundtable discussion, and special music performances by Joyce Stearnes Thompson, […]

Buck Leonard Golf Classic with Evolve Golf & Education. Presented by Smithfield’s Chicken ‘n BBQ

Belmont Lake Golf Club 201 Belmont Club Way, Rocky Mount, NC

Tee it Up for Kids! Proceeds for the 2nd Annual Buck Leonard Golf Classic for Inner-City Youth will benefit the kids of the Buck Leonard Association RBI Youth Baseball League and Evolve Golf and Education, who are dedicated to introducing the game of golf to underprivileged kids and teens, while reinforcing its inherent values of […]

$80 – $300