100 Black Men of Greater Mobile, Inc.

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100 BlackMen 16th Annual Gala MOBILE CONVENTION CENTER

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.

16th Annual Gala

Leadership Academy Summer Enrichment Program

100 Blackmen of Greater Mobile - Boat Show

Leadership Academy Boat Building Program

Boat Building Program

The summer enrichment program of the Leadership Academy emphasized Boat Building and mentoring. The 100 Black Men of Greater Mobile partnered with the Mobile Bay Institute to assist students from various middle schools in learning how to build a boat as a project based learning activity.  This project gave relevance to mathematics that students use in everyday life.  During this activity the participants learned about teamwork, team building, and gave them a goal to reach in building a boat. At the completion of the program, students will participate in a boat launching ceremony.

When boat building is about something more -- in this case, middle school math

For their first-ever boat trip, Destinee Rogers and Angel Scott, both 13, took a ride Friday on a wooden skiff that they and their classmates helped to build. The two Scarborough Middle School students declared their short rowboat ride, powered by a volunteer at a lake at Langan Park, "scary" but "exciting." They and other members of the school's Math Club studied geometry and fractions this year by building two boats in a mentoring project sponsored by the 100 Black Men of Mobile, the school system and the Wooden Boat Ministry.Click Here To Continue Reading More
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The 100 Black Men of America

The 100 Black Men of America dates back to 1963 when a group of men business and industry and other professions met in New York City to explore a vision built upon the foundation of making a lasting difference in the lives of African-American youth. The members all had a passion to channel their collective resources into areas that would improve the lives of young people.