Tuesday, June 7, 2016 | 7:00pm | Reception 6:00pm
The 100 Black Men of Greater Mobile, Inc. will host its Sixteenth Annual Gala on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at the Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center. The purpose of this event is to raise funds for The 100’s Scholarship Fund and bring awareness to the 100’s Four for the Future community involvement. The 100 Black Men of Greater Mobile, Inc. looks forward to your support as we provide young people with mentoring and educational opportunities that have a lasting effect in the Mobile community.
The 2016 keynote speaker for the Gala will be Avery Johnson, Men’s Head Basketball Coach at The University of Alabama.
Avery Johnson was introduced as Alabama’s 20th men’s head basketball coach on April 6, 2015. Johnson, who led the San Antonio Spurs to the 1999 NBA title and was named the 2006 NBA Coach of the Year, came to the Capstone after a successful coaching career in the NBA.
Johnson’s first year at Alabama turned many heads in the college basketball world as it didn’t take long for fans and student-athletes, alike, to heed his motto “Buckle Up” in reference to the excitement he expects his tenure to offer. During the 2015-16 season, his inaugural as a collegiate head coach, Johnson gave a glimpse of just that; the Crimson Tide finished with an 18-15 record and earned an at-large selection to the 2016 National Invitation Tournament – Alabama’s fifth postseason trip in the last seven years.
As an NBA player for 16 seasons, Johnson averaged 8.4 points, 5.5 assists, 1.7 rebounds and 25.3 minutes played in 1,054 career games with seven different teams. Known as "The Little General", his on-court leadership and diminutive stature, Johnson helped guide the San Antonio Spurs to an NBA Championship in 1999.
The 100 Black Men of Greater Mobile, Inc. values your past cooperation and support. Your commitment and involvement as a sponsor this year will be greatly appreciated. Please note the sponsorship levels and commitment from the enclosed material.
This year’s Gala promises to be a truly momentous event and we hope that you will join us by sponsoring this worthy cause