ATLANTA – Kenny Leon, Artistic Director of True Colors Theatre Company, will host a group of celebrity guests from the entertainment, sports, and media worlds for a day of entertainment and golf to raise funds for the theatre company’s education programs including the National August Wilson Monologue Competition for high school students.
This event is being chaired by Charmaine Ward, Georgia Pacific Sr. Director of Community Affairs. Golf in the Day: Morning brings our lively golf tournament with Samuel L. Jackson and Kenny Leon in hot competition for the “Kenny Cup”, currently held by Kenny and “Team East Coast”.
The day starts with a continental breakfast before the tournament and concludes with lunch and the awards presentation. Each foursome is paired with a celebrity golfer for the day. Gala at Night: In the evening we will have a festive party at the Millennium Gate Museum including dinner buffet, cocktails, rhythm & blues entertainment, as well as the opportunity to mingle with celebrity guests. 7 p.m. – 11 p.m., cocktail attire.
Celebrity guests include Samuel L. Jackson, Ahmad Rashad, Peabo Bryson, Julius “Dr J” Erving, Flex Alexander, Shanice Williams, Phaedra Parks, Richard “Shaft” Roundtree, and Elijah Kelly.
WHEN: May 21, 2016; Golf Tournament at 9 AM, Celebrity Gala at 7 PM
WHERE: Golf: Bear’s Best Atlanta Gala: Millennium Gate Museum
WHAT THIS SUPPORTS: The program offers students from lowincome neighborhoods, where arts programs are minimal to nonexistent due to budget constraints, the opportunity to study theatre. Students of all races have the opportunity to explore African American culture and history through this program along with improving public speaking and reading comprehension skills. Participants in the AWMC are offered FREE acting workshops to prepare for the competition and future mentoring opportunities. The program exponentially increases arts in education dollars for participating schools and builds the skills and confidence of the youth in the following participating cities: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Greensboro, New York City, Pittsburgh, Portland, Seattle and Los Angeles. Greens in the Day, Blues in the Night is supported by: Delta Air Lines, Georgia Power, AT&T, Georgia Pacific, Bank of America, Adidas, Granny Nannies, Gude Management Group, Wilmington Trust and InterContinental Buckhead.
More Info: www.truecolorstheatre.org
True Colors Theatre Company is a regional theatre company based in Atlanta, GA. Founded by Artistic Director Kenny Leon, and Managing Director Jane Bishop, True Colors strives to be an important voice in the American discussion of diversity including plays and playwrights from various times, cultures and perspectives.