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Art For Athletes Fundraiser

TWO EVENTS - ONE DAY

Thursday, May 31st, 2019

Join Coach George Lynch (former NBA player) in partnership with Flight Nine Academy (non-profit) for Arts for Athletes, a fundraiser to benefit Clark Atlanta's Men's Basketball team with scholarships and resources.

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A CELEBRATION OF ART, ATHLETES & ACADEMICS

Westside Cultural Art Center  I  760 10th St. NW, Atlanta, GA

THE CHALLENGES

Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) usually have fewer resources than Division I schools and have monumental struggles to stay afloat. In fact:
 

  1. 6 HBCUs have closed since 1988. Experts predict dozens more will shut down by 2040.
     

  2. Declining enrollments, budget cuts, and the inability to compete with larger Division I schools have crippled HBCUs financially.
     

  3. 9 out of 10 top recruited Black athletes used to attend HBC Us as their only available option. Now, Division I schools are recruiting top talents, sinking HBCU athletic programs.
     

  4. Impacts include major resource gaps: many athletes without scholarships, lack of adequate housing, lack of equipment, etc., which impede athletic and academic success.

Downloadable PDF Version

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Join us for a roundtable discussion featuring pro and former athletes passionate about arts & sports. Program supporters include:

 

Takeo Spikes (NFL) I Theo Ratliff (NBA)

Kevin Salvadori (NBA) I Randy Jordan (NFL) Alge Crumpler (NFL) I Ryan Stewart (NFL)

Eddie Mason (NFL) I Antonio Harvey (NBA)

Enjoy an evening of networking, art, cocktails, music & dancing. Celebrate with us as we unveil the most recent array of works from some of Atlanta's top artists & athletes.

 

Contributing artists include:

Takeo Spikes

Fahamu Pecou

Cecil Bernard

Fabian Williams

Dl Warfield

MonicaTookes

Muhammad Vungai

Sheila Preebright

OUR MISSION

Through his Flight Nine foundation, Coach George Lynch has identified crucial needs that directly impact his players. Together, we're on a mission to raise awareness and funding to support his efforts for scholarships, equipment, tutoring and other critical resources.

 

By blending the love of art with the love of sports, Arts for Athletes aims to help bridge the gaps. Your sponsorship or donation will support CAU student athletes, who otherwise would not be able to attend without full scholarships.