Vida

Clubhouse becomes "Walter Wilson Hall"

Walter Wilson HallVIDA: Just a dozen years ago, the future of the McKenzie River Club and the building it met in seemed bleak. The club’s membership and attendance were in decline and so was the structure on a hill above Thomson Lane.

Vida McKenzie Community Center

 

 

History

Vida McKenzie Center photo

 

 

Easily the highest scoring player in the area, Minney's mastery of a basketball was known throughout the league and region. It came with a relentless work ethic, college coaches had to have been lining up to offer scholarships.
But nobody called.
Nobody called with a scholarship after Minney scored 50 points in the county championship game, singlehandedly outscoring the opposition. Nobody called with an offer despite a 57 points per game average as a sophomore.

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