The tournament, established in honor of Chad K. Haynes, is not the only way to donate to the memorial fund. All donations are tax deductible and can be mailed to:
Chad K. Haynes Memorial Fund
c/o Randy Bechtolt
404 Merrie Rd., Raleigh, NC 27606
All proceeds from the tournament and donations will be channeled through NC State in scholarships, awards, etc. yet to be decided.
Chad Haynes Biography
Chad was born December 15, 1973 to Ken and Teresa Haynes in Asheville, NC. He spent his early childhood years in Black Mountain where the majority of his family grew up. After spending three years in Roanoke, VA, Chad and his family returned to North Carolina and settled in Weaverville.
Upon graduation from North Buncombe High School, Chad attended North Carolina State University. After searching for something interesting to do during his free time at college, he found his calling, Intramural-Recreational Sports. He worked for the Intramural-Recreational Sports Department at NC State as an official for flag football, basketball, and softball in 1993-94. Because he was such a good official, communicator and leader, Chad was promoted to an Intramural Sports Supervisor position. In Chad's senior year, a position was offered to serve as a "Coordinator of Intramural Sports Officials," an opportunity with responsibility commensurate of a graduate student. As a Coordinator of Officials, he was responsible for training, scheduling and evaluating approximately 100 officials in three sports. He also participated in intramural sports and won several campus championships in flag football, basketball and softball.
He took part in the National Collegiate Flag Football Championships in New Orleans as a reward for being the champion at North Carolina State University in 1995.
In 1997, his senior year, Chad received the prestigious and highest honor associated with Intramural-Recreational Sports- the John F. Miller award. This award, named after the first Intramural Sports Director in the state of North Carolina, is awarded to a student for outstanding leadership, commitment and service to Intramural-Recreational Sports over a four-year period.
The following month, Chad received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Textile Management from North Carolina State University.
Although Chad lived in Charlotte, Atlanta, Asheville, Raleigh, and eventually Greensboro since graduating, he always made time for his friends, family and the Wolfpack. Chad was the information guru when it came to football and basketball recruiting. He followed baseball and women's basketball, often he was found at Doak Field or Reynolds Coliseum.
He went out of his way for his parents, sister, Trina, and his wonderful niece Mya Allen who often talks about him. This was evident on fall Saturdays with his beloved Wolfpack, as Chad always made sure his family had tickets and accommodations for football games.
A Memorial Fund has been established in Chad's name (Chad K. Haynes Memorial Fund) with a mission to provide a lasting remembrance of Chad and his passion for sports, athletics and North Carolina State University. The philosophical foundation for supporting the Memorial Fund's fundraising and giving will center on Chad's principles of people and relationships being the most important aspect in the journey of life. The Memorial Fund will support scholarly endeavors for a current student at North Carolina State University.