The Atlanta Braves held its annual Champions for Justice Luncheon during its Heritage Weekend on Friday, May 2 at the 755 Club at Turner Stadium. Hank Aaron Champion for Justice Awards were presented to (l-r): Olympic Track and Field c legends and gold medalists Edwin Moses and Jackie Joyner-Kersee; retired NBA star Joe Barry Carroll and civil rights legend and recent recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom C.T. Vivian.
Delta Air Lines, The National Center for Civil and Human rights and State Farm were the sponsors of the luncheon which featured the honorees in a panel discussion and the presentation of the awards by Major League Baseball Star and Atlanta Braves legend Hank Aaron. Other events held during the Heritage Weekend included a tribute to the Negro Baseball League and post Atlanta Braves vs. San Francisco Giants game concert by Kool and The Gang. The Atlanta Braves lead the Eastern Division with 17 wins and currently have the second best record in baseball.
(Words by Diane Larche’/Photo by Clyde Bradley)