Chris Singleton, a sophomore baseball player at Charleston Southern, will be an in-studio guest on Monday (Aug. 17) on the Today Show.
Singleton will appear live during the 9 a.m.-10 a.m. hour on NBCs award-winning morning show.
Chriss mother, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, was one of nine victims in the tragedy at Emanuel AME in downtown Charleston earlier this summer. Chriss press conference the day following the shooting drew national media attention. The now 19-year olds message of love and forgiveness the day following the loss of his mother was a major catalyst in Charlestons positive response to one of the citys darkest nights.
Following the tragedy, Charleston Southern University established the Singleton Memorial Fund. Funds will be used to meet Chris's educational expenses at CSU. It is Chris's wish that any remaining funds be applied to the planned CSU baseball enrichment center in memory of Ms. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton.
Chris and the Singleton family were featured in a piece titled Love is Stronger earlier this month on E:60, ESPNs award-winning new magazine.