Written by | Ray Cornelius
It was all about youth empowerment during The Urban League of Greater Atlanta’s 5th Annual Spirit of the League Awards Luncheon on Friday afternoon. The event took place at the Twelve Hotel – Atlantic Station in the Midtown District.
Honorees: Hancy Adeclat, Domence Flannigan and Javon Gay
The Spirit of the League was created five years ago, to recognize individuals who have the courage and determination to empower themselves to break down barriers through hard work, focus and passion to achieve success and give back to their communities. The organization presented awards to four exceptional young men—Hancy Adeclat, Javon Gay, Rontavious Stovall and Domence Flannigan—along with actress and Broadway star, Keke Palmer.
Board Chair Nick Nelson with Keke Palmer and ULGATL President & CEO, Nancy Flake Johnson
The lunch program featured live musical entertainment from Fusion and was hosted by media personality Erica Byfield. Greetings and remarks were given by Event Chair, Otis Threatt; President and CEO of Urban League of Greater Atlanta, Nancy Flake Johnson, Board Chair, Nick Nelson; Presenting Sponsor, Tony Kidd of Cox Media Group as well as a check presentation from State Farm Insurance. Tri-Cities High School group, The Naturals, performed a musical tribute to the honorees while Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves was on hand to present their awards.
Check out more photos below:
Keke Palmer during press conference
Spririt of the League Chair, Otis Threatts with sponsor Charmain Ward of GA Pacific
Nick Nelson with Atlanta icon, Ms. Xernona Clayton
Host – Erica Byfield
Nancy Flake Johnson
Check presentation from State Farm
Hancy Adeclat receiving his award from Commissioner John Eaves
Javon Gay receiving his award
Domence Flannigan receiving his award
Rontavious Stovall receiving his award
The Naturals performed “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “Greatest Love of All”
Keke Palmer being interviewed by Erica Byfield
Keke and her mother
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