MLK Events

​Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. P.E.A.C.E. Basketball Showcase presented by Back to the Basics Academy

On behalf of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee, thank you for your continued support of honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during our National Holiday Celebration.

Due to COVID-19, we will not be hosting the MLK parade in January and will be shifting to a virtual platform for other activities to honor Dr. King. While this was a difficult decision, the safety of our community and participants is our top priority.

During the 2021 Charlotte-Mecklenburg National Holiday Celebration, highlights from past parades will be featured on WSOC-TV along with programming that showcases how members of our community are reflecting on and honoring Dr. King’s legacy.

Our annual celebration has always been successful because of partners like you. Your work throughout the community not only honors Dr. King but also helps make Charlotte-Mecklenburg a better place for all. Thank you again and we look forward to celebrating together again in the future.


Eight teams from across North and South Carolina compete in an invitational competition. Hosted by Back to the Basics.

Back To The Basics is a nonprofit organization located in the Greater Charlotte region of North Carolina. Back To The Basics, a 501 (c) 3 non - profit organization, was formed in 1997 to provide youth of all economic backgrounds a greater opportunity for Amateur Athletic competitions. The mentors in our organization monitor the academic performance, they motivate kids to excel, and instill the importance of good social sportsmanship skills. Having a good balance between academics, athletics and faith is very important to the successful development of young athletes. Providing a quality basketball experience, with encouraging academic excellence is our programs’ main objective. Back to the Basics’ Mission Statement: “Ensure that all student-athletes are capable of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ; we, Back To The Basics provide quality Educational / Athletic opportunities, build individuals of strong character who exemplify & embody Godly characteristics that will ensure we produce successful citizens.” 

MLK P.E.A.C.E Basketball Showcase


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