The Florida A&M University Lawson Recreational Center was bursting with pride as 700 patrons poured into the arena to make history and buoy efforts to raise money for the Athletics Department. In its second event, the 2017 Annual Legacy Banquet more than doubled its fundraising commitment and handed over a check for $225,000 to address the needed renovation of Bragg Memorial Stadium. FAMU athletics needed just over $450,000 to repair the stadium.
The faith-based effort led by the Reverend Dr. RB Holmes of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church said, “We are highly appreciative of those we are honoring, the men and women who played a significant part in strengthening, giving and sustaining Florida A&M University. Without them, there would not be a legacy or heritage.” The honorees were serenaded by the Marching 100 and praised by prominent leaders including Congressman Al Lawson, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and many others.
To read the full article, pick up a copy of the May/June 2017 issue of ONYX.