11/13/06 — MOC Hall of Fame: Kenney Moore

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MOC Hall of Fame: Kenney Moore

By MOC Sports Information
Published in Sports on November 13, 2006 1:46 PM

This year's Mount Olive Alumni Weekend and Pickle Classic festivities will include a new addition as the inaugural Mount Olive College Athletics Hall of Fame Class will be inducted. The induction ceremony will take place Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Hennessee Room in the Lois K. Murphy Regional Center on the school campus.

The inaugural class is comprised of Kenney Moore, Larry Nance, Clarence Rose, Ray Scarborough and Russell Stephens. As part of the Pickle Classic countdown, an inductee will be profiled.

Today's profile: Kenney Moore '83.

Kenney Moore, a member of the Mount Olive College baseball team in 1982 and 1983, helped take the Trojans further than they had ever been, coming within one game of advancing to the junior college national finals. A two-time all-conference shortstop, Moore hit .400 as a freshman and posted a .365 batting average in his sophomore year.

In 1983, Mount Olive won the conference championship and reached the district finals. The Trojans took the district championship game down to the final out, but came up short of reaching nationals.

Moore carried his athletics success into the business world as the founder of Andy's Cheesesteaks and Cheeseburgers restaurant chain. After starting with one restaurant in Goldsboro, there are now more than 100 locations in Eastern North Carolina.

Through his restaurant chain, Moore established the Andy's Foundation, which provides charitable contributions to organizations and individuals.