Jerry West Statue Unveiled at Staples Center

West Virginia native and Greenbrier Sporting Club member Jerry West was honored with a bronze statue at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, one of only five existing statues at the famed arena and home of the Los Angeles Lakers. West was honored by guests that included NBA greats such as

Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elgin Baylor, Bill Russell, Pat Riley, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak, owner Dr. Jerry Buss and NBA commissioner David Stern. Ever the humble hero, West told the audience, “When I look around, some of the people I’ve been around as athletes, some of the ones I’ve competed against, I really want to thank you for coming tonight. Frankly, it’s more meaningful than perhaps this statue.”

West, who opened Prime 44 West steakhouse at The Greenbrier resort two years ago, reminisced about his years as a young boy growing up in West Virginia with dreams of playing in the NBA. West, who grew up in Chelyan, West Virginia, will have an autobiography out later this year.

Member’s Eldorado Wins Second Place at Shanghai Parade

Lewisburg’s Shanghai Parade, held every year along Washington Street on New Year’s Day, dates back almost 100 years. With no real theme, the parade is typically open to everyone and anyone who wishes to join in on the fun. This year, Greenbrier Sporting Club member Roland Young decided to take his 1954 Cadillac Eldorado for a spin down the parade route. In 1954, the Eldorado was in its second year of production and Mr. Young’s is a prime example of classic American automobile design. With a gorgeous candy apple red finish, the car finished second in the “Antique Car Competition” at the parade. Riding along with Mr. Young was Lewisburg resident and Sporting Club member Kathryn Tuckwiller and Sporting Club Director of Real Estate Suzanne Horst, along with Young’s dog James and out-of-town guests from Michigan.