ATLANTA — Celebrating Our Heritage, Our History: Saluting African Americans in Sports and Entertainment is the theme of the annual Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Heritage Dinner set for Thursday, February 25 at the Georgia World Congress Center, 7 p.m. in the Georgia Ballroom.
The event will celebrate artists and entertainers with Georgia ties including: Baseball: Marty Perez, Atlanta Braves; Hank Aaron, Atlanta Braves and Brian Jordan, Atlanta Braves. Basketball: Mike Glenn, Atlanta Hawks and Debbie Miller, Olympian. Boxing: Evander Holyfield. Football: Stevie Baggs, Retired NFL/CFL Linebacker; Jamal Lewis, Atlanta Falcons; Gerald Riggs, Atlanta Falcons and Donald Eugene “DJ” Shockley, Atlanta Falcons. Soccer: Phoday Dolleh, Atlanta Silverbacks. Track and Field: Ralph Boston, Jackie Joyner-Kersey and Gwendolyn Torrence. Entertainment: Angie Stone, Terrance “TC” Carson, Tommy Ford, Carl Payne, Keisha Knight-Pulliam and Terri Vaughn.
Key sponsors of the celebration include: Title Sponosr AT&T; Heritage Sponsors Baxter, Waste Management and United Parcel Service and other sponsors, Anhueuser-Busch, Atlanta Braves, Baxalta, Data Systems and Games, Georgia Association of Educators, Georgia Automobile Dealers Association, Georgia Equality, Georgia Horse Racing Coalition, Georgia Municipal Association, Georgia Power, Lyft and MGM Resorts International.
“We appreciate the support of our sponsors and partners. All proceeds from the dinner support the annual youth symposium and scholarships. It helps us to administer nonpartisan, programs that protect the general welfare of Black people, other people of color and disadvantaged citizens of Georgia,” said GLBC Chair Rep. Dawkins-Haigler.