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Milton-Jones to keynote 11 Black Men scholarship banquet
Delisha Milton-Jones - photo by Photo courtesy of L.A. Sparks

The 11 Black Men of Liberty County will host the 21st Annual Scholarship Banquet at the Club Stewart Ballroom on Saturday. A reception will be held from 6:15-6:45 p.m., and dinner will begin at 7 p.m.

The keynote speaker is Riceboro native DeLisha Milton-Jones, a WNBA champion and Olympic gold medalist.

“It’s indeed a privilege and an honor to be the keynote speaker for the 11 Black Men. I take a lot of pride in being socially responsible,” she said. “Being a mentor is my way of paying it forward. Someone mentored me at different levels of my growth, so it's only right that I give back what's been given to me. Giving back to my community is a very powerful thing to do because I’m affecting the very byproducts of it. Kids from small towns like ours need visible examples of success so that they can see how real dreams can become.”

The 11 Black Men of Liberty County is a nonprofit organization whose vision statement is, “To become the county’s strongest, most self-reliant volunteer organization focused on education, enrichment and empowerment for our young men.”

Tickets are $40 per person and are available by calling Mitchell Boston at 912-977-6841 or Andrew Williams at 912-977-3293. Attire is semiformal.

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