Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

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 co-chaired by Sallie Adams Daniel, Troutman Sanders Chief Development and Diversity Officer; Shirley Strawberry, Co-Host of The Steve Harvey Morning Show; and Charmaine Ward, Georgia-Pacific Sr. Director of Community Affairs.

Greens 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 at 9 a.m. 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. [Golf: Bear’s Best Atlanta]

Blues in the 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. [Millenium Gate Museum]

Celebrity guests include Samuel L. Jackson, Ahmad Rashad, Peabo Bryson, Glynn Turman, Flex Alexander, Anna Maria Horsford, Phaedra Parks, Ryan Cameron, LaTanya Richardson Jackson and Malik Yoba.

WHAT THIS SUPPORTS: The program offers students from low-income neighborhoods, where arts programs are minimal to non-existent 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.

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