2023 Home Schedule
Game 1- First Responders Appreciation Night
March 3rd, Friday 7 PM vs. Fayetville Stingers
The Firebirds’ first game of the season will be our First Responder Appreciation Night. The Firebirds greatly appreciate those who put others first and serve their communities. We will use this game to show our support for those groups who put their communities first. Paramedics, Doctors, Nurses, Firefighters, and the Police make a difference in our lives every day. Our First Responders make our lives easier and safer, and we want to express our thanks this night.
Within the Wake County Public School Systems Career Development Coordinators, the corresponding curriculum represented with our First Responder game are Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security. Organizations that will be represented: Physicians, Police, Firemen, EMS, and Highway Patrol.
This game becomes even more exciting because it's against the Fayetteville Stingers, a new addition to the Southeastern Conference and rival of the Firebirds! The head coach of the Stingers is none other than Robert Brickey, the former head coach of the Firebirds! This is going to be an amazing first game, and if you can only show up to one game this year, this is the one!
Final Score: 106-98 (W)
Game 2- College Night
March 10th, Friday 7 PM, vs. Gulf Coast Lions
The Firebirds' second game of the season will be our College Night. The Firebirds want to use this game to invite high school students, Wake Tech students, and the local colleges with their admissions office to come out and have a meet and greet. The colleges and universities that will be represented are NC State, Shaw University, UNC Chapel Hill, NC Central University, William Peace University, Wake Tech Community College, Saint Augustine University, Durham Tech Community College, Johnston Community College, and Louisburg College. We will also invite the Fraternities and Sororities. This will give the opportunity for future students and schools to start forming a connection.
Final Score: 112-115 (L)
Game 3- Military Appreciation Day
March 11th, Saturday 4 PM, vs. Central Florida Force
The Firebirds' fourth game of the season will be our Military Appreciation Day. The Firebirds will use this game to show our support for the men and women who serve our nation. We will invite the local recruiting branches, ROTC programs of our local colleges, the Veteran Administration, the Marines, the Air Force, the Army, the Navy, and the National Guard for a chance to meet with anyone interested in serving. The brave men and women who protect our homes make our lives possible. Without them, we would not be living the lives we do.
Final Score: 147-99 (W)
Game 4- Municipalities Day
March 18th, Saturday 4 PM, vs. Charlotte Purple Jackets
The Firebirds' fourth game of the season is our Municipalities Night. The Firebirds want to bring the 12 Municipalities of Wake County together to promote and bring awareness to events going on around our home. This will also be an opportunity for businesses, chamber members, mayors, and other members of our community to come out and show support for the Firebirds.
This game is against the Charlotte Purple Jackets, another new team in the Southeastern Conference, and The Basketball League! This is another must-watch game with a somewhat close rival, so mark this on your calendar!
Final Score: 110-100 (W)
Game 5- STEM Night
March 31st, Friday 7 PM, vs. Georgia Soul
The Firebirds' fifth game of the season is our STEM Education and School Night game. The Firebirds have a big focus on STEM Education. We want to help connect the underserved youth in our local schools with organizations that can provide support. We will invite local middle schools and elementary schools to bring their kids out to enjoy a game of basketball and connect with the STEM community in Wake County. Our BasketBotz program will be displayed during halftime. We will be inviting STEM companies to meet with our talented STEM students in Wake County Public Schools. We will also be inviting the local colleges and universities' STEM departments and students. This will be another opportunity to bring our students together with local companies who will someday look to employ these very students.
Final Score: 109-118 (L)
Game 6- Friends and Family Day
April 2nd, Sunday 3 PM, vs. Charlotte Purple Jackets
The Firebirds' sixth game of the season will be our Friends and Family Day. The Firebirds want to invite local churches, recreational groups, the YMCA, the boy and girl scouts, and the boys and girls club for an opportunity to share a fun night centers around basketball. We want to show our appreciation to these groups for making our communities better.
Within the Wake County Public School Systems Career Development Coordinators, the corresponding curriculum that will be represented with our Friends and Family game is Human Services. Organizations being represented include: Local Churches and Youth Groups, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, Boys and Girls Scouts, Parks and Recreation, and the Wake County Public School System.
Final Score: 105-91 (W)
Game 7- Multi-Cultural Day
April 16th, Sunday 3 PM, vs. Georgia Soul
The Firebirds' seventh game of the season will be our Multicultural Night. From steel drums to sombreros and baklava to bagpipes, the Raleigh area celebrates the world's cultures with more than 10 community-wide festivals this fall. Consistently ranked as a top place to live, work and play by numerous national publications, the area lives up to that moniker by providing a sense of community and acceptance for a melting pot of cultures, religions, and lifestyles. Discover many of the cultures which make this area a celebratory and dynamic place to be. The Firebirds look forward to celebrating our differences at our Multicultural Day game!!!
Game 8- Chamber of Commerce and Business Night
April 28th, Friday 7 PM, vs. Coastal Georgia Buccaneers
The Firebirds' eighth game of the season will be our Chamber of Commerce and Business Night. The backbone of our communities is small businesses, and the Firebirds want to express our support for those businesses, and all the Chamber of Commerce does for them. The Chamber improves the area's economy and prosperity by helping these businesses grow and thrive. We will invite the chamber of commerce, and the members of all 12 municipalities to this game.
Within the Wake County Public School Systems Career Development Coordinators, the corresponding curriculum represented with our Chamber of Commerce game is Marketing and Hospitality and Tourism. Organizations that will be represented: the 12 Chambers, Sponsors, and Business Schools from local colleges and universities.
Game 9- Sponsors and Season Ticket Holder Night
May 19th, Friday 7 PM, vs. Fayetteville Stingers
The Firebirds' ninth game of the season will be our Sponsors and Season Ticket Holders Appreciation Night. We would not be able to play basketball without your support. The sponsors who fund us, the partners who support us, and the fans who show up to every game. The Firebirds are forever grateful for everything you do for us.
Game 10- Health Awareness Day
May 21st, Sunday 3 PM, vs. Coastal Georgia Buccaneers
The Firebirds' tenth game of the season will be our Health Awareness Game. The Firebirds' health focus is centered around Mental Health, M.S. Awareness, Autism Awareness, Heart Health, and Cancer Research. We will use this game to bring awareness to organizations that support these initiatives. There are a lot of health concerns that are preventable and when possible, we would like to create a positive result. Health is wealth, and when you have your health, you have all you need.
Within the Wake County Public School Systems Career Development Coordinators, the corresponding curriculum that will be represented with our Health Awareness Game is Health Science. Organizations that will be represented: American Heart Association, Cancer Society, M.S. Society, Autism Society, Walk for Hope, Alliance Health, Oak Street Health, Pivot Physical Therapy, Mental Health Association, and North Carolina Healthy Blue.
Game 11- Youth Sports Night
May 26th, Friday 7 PM, vs. Central Orlando Force
The Firebirds' eleventh game of the season is our Youth Sports Day. The Firebirds will use this game to bring out local youth sports groups and give them the opportunity to watch a high-energy professional basketball game. This night will help us celebrate the game of basketball with the next generation.
Within the Wake County Public School Systems Career Development Coordinators, the corresponding curriculum that will be represented without Youth Sports Game is Education and Training.
Game 12-End of Season Party
May 27th, Saturday 4 PM, vs. Gulf Coast Lions
The Firebirds' final game of the season is our End of the Season Party. We will use this to celebrate the final chapter on another successful season for the Firebirds. Everyone is invited to come out to watch the Firebirds ball out one last time and to wish them luck in the Playoffs.