Free School Supplies for Local Children and Teens

Jun 13, 2022 at 09:30 am by WGNS

A Bell Buckle resident who played basketball at Cascade High School in the late 1980’s and later went on to play college ball for Clemson University, will be giving away free school supplies for local school students this July. After Wayne “Big Buck” Buckingham graduated from Clemson, he became a professional basketball player - - playing in both the United States and internationally.

Buckingham told WGNS NEWS he loves to mentor youth, which is why he has given away free school supplies for less fortunate children for the past 11-years. The school supplies, geared towards students age 5 through the 9th grade, will be given away at the MTSU football field on the last Saturday of July (July 30, 2022 - 10AM to 1PM)… Some of the professional football and basketball players that will be at MTSU on July 30th between 10AM and 1PM include… Buckingham said many more professional athletes are expected, some of whom will be surprise guests – all welcoming local school age children with free school supplies and lunch.


There is no need for children to pre-register to receive the free school supplies. Buckingham told WGNS all kids have to do is show up. The gates to the football field on the MTSU campus will open at 9:30AM on July 30th and the event will be held from 10AM to 1PM. Again, the event is FREE and area students can meet a variety of professional athletes and receive free school supplies.

GOLF: To help raise money for the school supplies, a fundraising golf tournament will be held at the Old Fort Golf Course in Murfreesboro the last Sunday of July (July 31, 2022 – Opens at 11AM with a shotgun start at 1PM). To sign up your team for golf or to learn more about the upcoming events, call Buckingham at 331-472-9828 or visit

Hear the full interview / podcast with Wayne Buckingham on the WGNS Action Line HERE. 

1.) 4th of July Fireworks in Murfreesboro, TN
2.) "Rock Burglar" Case in Murfreesboro OPEN / Metro Nashville Police Make "Sledgehammer Crew" Arrests
3.) New Stroke Procedure Saves Rutherford County Woman's Life
4.) Juneteenth Celebration Expands to Three Blocks - will be held June 16th - 18th
5.) New Stroke Procedure Saves Rutherford County Woman's Life
6.) Murfreesboro Council: $247.1 million General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2022-23



Sections: News