The Robeson County native returned to his old stomping grounds at South Robeson High School Friday to hold his third annual Vonta Leach Celebrity Basketball game.
The event raised money for the Vonta Leach Foundation and included a number of current NFL stars and prep basketball players.
"This is all about the kids and it's fun being back," Leach said, sitting on the bench in his customized celebrity jersey. "This is a fundraiser that all goes back to the kids."
For the first time in the game's young history, South Robeson's all-star team defeated Leach's group of NFL players, 101-88. Robeson County Player of the Year Tyray Belin scored 20 points to off-set a team-high 26 from Leach. Much of the night consisted of off-balance putbacks and deep 3-pointers, ending with a loud reception for the hometown favorite.
Seattle Seahawks lineman Sean Locklear, Houston's Jacoby Jones and Frank Okam and Kansas City Chiefs wideout Terrance Copper all joined forces with Leach to make the night a success.
Okam, a 6-foot-5 346-pound defensive tackle out of the University of Texas, hit five 3-pointers despite his lumbering size. Jones provided the home fans with comic relief most of the game, missing a handful of dunks and playfully jawing back and forth with Belin.
Leach and the rest of his crew will lead today's youth football camp at South Robeson starting at 9 a.m. The event is free for kids and registration begins at 8 a.m.