ESPN to air feature on Singletons

Chris Singleton

Charleston Southern baseball player Chris Singleton and his mother, the late Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, will be featured on ESPN's award-winning documentary series, E:60.

The feature will air at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 4) on ESPN.

Coleman-Singleton was one of nine victims killed in the shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston on June 17. She was a minister at the church, as well as a track coach and speech pathologist at Goose Creek High School, where Chris was a standout athlete.

Chris and his family spoke with ABC correspondent Bob Woodward for the story. Charleston Southern coach Stuart Lake, high school and CSU teammate Cody Smith and a number of Singleton's friends and summer league coaches also were interviewed.

Singleton, a sophomore at Charleston Southern, inspired many with his impromptu remarks at a prayer vigil held the night after his mother's death, saying, “Love is stronger than hate.”

Singleton's summer league team, North Charleston, won the Dixie Majors World Series title for the second straight year on Wednesday, with Singleton hitting a double and throwing out a runner at the plate for the final out.

Charleston Southern has established the Singleton Memorial Fund to help meet Chris Singleston's educational expenses at CSU. Any remaining funds will go toward a planned CSU baseball enrichment center in honor of Coleman-Singleton.