ABIS To Host An Inaugural Awards Show to Honor Blacks in Sports
The ABIS Champions and Legends Weekend begins with an exclusive Welcome to "Las Vegas" reception hosted by President Las Vegas Aces, Nikki Fargas. In addition to the reception, the weekend features professional development workshops, educational resources, interactive engagement, and a black-tie banquet and awards show.
Deserving honorees will receive awards named after supporters of Advancement Of Blacks in Sports such as Shaquille O'Neil, Jackie Joyner Kersee, Vivian Stringer, Eddie Robinson, and Julius Erving. More honorees will be named as we move closer to the event.
UNLV president Keith Whitfield will also be involved with the Gala.
A "Blackout" Farewell Brunch concludes the weekend.
ABIS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that thrives on community support and fundraising. Their goal is to provide programs and services that eliminate structured, systemic barriers for Black student-athletes and coaches. The inaugural Champions & Legends Weekend is ABIS' leading fundraiser and speaks to their commitment to promoting equal rights and fair treatment of black people in all sports.
"It is about time that a sports award show is done For Us, By Us," ABIS, CEO Gary Charles said. "Some of our greatest stars have gone unnoticed and been forgotten for far too long. We believe that it is time to recognize and honor these individuals. While ABIS cannot honor everyone at once, the committee is excited and looking forward to choosing from the long list of deserving recipients each year. Let's Go!"
You can find more information about the events and their mission at www.weareabis.org
ABOUT ABIS: Founded by Gary Charles, New York's Godfather of Grassroots Basketball fostered a partnership with notable African Americans and social justice activists and allies to launch Advancement of Blacks in Sports, Inc. (ABIS), on September 2, 2020. ABIS is a non-profit organization with a mission to boldly advocate for a culture of equity and inclusion that results in the advancement of racial, economic, and social justice for Blacks in sports. ABIS Members include coaches, administrators, and athletes at all levels of sports, academicians, civil rights attorneys, social justice influencers, diversity, equity, and inclusion allies and advocates. For more see www.weareabisevents.org
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