Atlanta Non-Profit LHTYF & Publix team up for Pinnacle Awards & Scholarship Gala

Publix will sponsor the 8th Annual Pinnacle Awards & Scholarship Gala produced by Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation, Inc. (LHTYF) to support high school students obtaining a college education.
ATLANTA - Nov. 12, 2018 - PRLog -- Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation announced the 8th Annual Pinnacle Awards & Scholarship Gala on Friday, December 1 at the Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Conference Center in Clarkston.  The event marks the organization's eighth year serving the Atlanta community while educating children on healthy lifestyle habits to help them avoid obesity, diabetes and hypertension.

Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation will honor local professionals who exemplify outstanding career achievement and philanthropy as well as award high school students with $1000 book scholarships for college. The 2018 Pinnacle Award honorees are: Breanna Lathrop (Good Samaritan Health Center), Dr. R. Stephen Green (Dekalb County School District), Chef Keith Hand (Bridge Catering), Shanti Das (Silence the Shame &  THHP, Inc.) and Victor Mbaba, (Africa's Children's Fund.)

"We are honored and excited to honor such outstanding philanthropists doing extraordinary work in the community as well as give scholarships to deserving students for college," said Lori A. Manns, founder and president of LHTYF, Inc.

Sponsors of the gala include: Publix, WalMart, Georgia Natural Gas and Southern Barter Club. The 8th Annual Pinnacle Awards & Scholarship Gala will feature a gourmet dinner buffet and program. The evening will be hosted by mistress of ceremonies, Shiba Russell of WXIA-TV and special guests: Larry Tinsley of WVEE Radio, Twanda Black of WALR Radio and Keisha Jackson, One Music Entertainment.  The gala will feature live entertainment provided by jazz recording artist and saxophonist, Richard Shaw and guitarist Krystin O'Mara. The live auction including family vacations, exquisite art and more, will be facilitated by Emmy award-winning media personality and auctioneer Aurea McGarry. Tickets and vendor tables for the 8th Annual Pinnacle Awards & Scholarship Gala may be purchased on-line at

To make a tax-deductible donation, secure sponsorship opportunities or obtain more information, please visit the organization's website. Media interested in covering the event should call the LHTYF team at (800) 551-3775.

About Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation Inc.

Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation was established in 2010 to teach kids healthy lifestyle habits and encourage active involvement of parents in the metro Atlanta area regarding the health and wellness of their children. The mission of Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation is to educate, activate, motivate and empower youth in the areas of academic achievement, health, nutrition, fitness and total wellness. Proceeds from the Pinnacle Awards & Scholarship Gala will benefit the Pinnacle Youth Scholarship Fund, a program providing cash scholarships high school students who wish to major in STEM, medicine, education or culinary arts. For more info:

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