Chatham Central dedicates new basketball court logo to late former student-athlete

Micah Gurley, a three-sport athlete, died in 2020.


Chatham Central dedicated a newly painted bear logo on its basketball court to late former student Micah Gurley on Nov. 28.

Gurley, a 2020 graduate, and his father, Mitchell, died in a head-on car collision near Siler City in 2020. Gurley played football, basketball and baseball for the Bears.

Following the accident, the Micah Gurley Memorial Fund was created with the purpose of raising money towards athletic facility upgrades at Chatham Central in honor of Gurley.

J&J Floors painted the new bear logo on the basketball court on Nov. 6, two weeks before Chatham Central’s home opener against Cedar Ridge.

The school will also hang a plaque that dedicates the logo to Gurley in the gym lobby.