CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern rising junior Chris Singleton was recognized with the Charleston RiverDogs' Humanitarian Award during Saturday's game at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. The award recognizes individuals who dedicate their time to fighting indifference, intolerance and social injustice and whose approaches and accomplishments are consistent with the club's goals and mission to better the Charleston community.
Singleton demonstrated remarkable grace and poise in the aftermath of last June's tragic shooting that claimed the lives of nine, including his mother, Sharonda Coleman Singleton, at downtown Charleston's Emanuel AME Church. A day after the shooting, Singleton's inspirational "Love is stronger than hate" message, delivered on the field in front of his teammates and coaches at CSU Ballpark, helped the city and a nation begin the healing process.
In addition to honoring Singleton, the RiverDogs recognized the Cannon Street All-Stars in a pregame ceremony, and tipped their caps in reverence in a special salute the Negro Leagues as part of a Larry Doby Weekend presented by South Carolina State University.