100 Black Men Of Chattanooga Host Evening Of Elegance Friday

Raising Funds For LIFE Academy

Monday, November 18, 2013

The 100 Black Men of Chattanooga will be presenting its 10th Annual 2013 Evening of Elegance celebrating 20 years of service to the Chattanooga and North Georgia communities on Friday at 8 p.m at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center.

Funds raised supports the LIFE Academy for Young Men and the college financial assistance program.

Entertainment will be provided by TSJ Soul Band and a buffet dinner will be provided by Herman’s Soul Food and Catering.  

Chartered in 1993 as the 25th chapter of 100 Black Men of America, Inc., the mission of 100 Black Men of Chattanooga, Inc. was established to improve the quality of life of all the citizens and enhance educational and economic opportunities in Chattanooga, Hamilton County and North Georgia communities, officials said. 

Since 1995, the 100 Black Men of Chattanooga, Inc. has awarded over $390,000 in financial assistance to aspiring students through funds generated from the Evening of Elegance Annual Friendraiser and its corporate partners.  These funds provided financial assistance to help students attend the college or university of their choice. 

The 100 Black Men of Chattanooga’s LIFE (Living In Full Expectation) Academy is designed to to help young men achieve academic excellence, high moral character and love for the community in preparing them to be future leaders in a multicultural global society through various academic and cultural activities and workshops, said officials.

Tickets for the event are $60.  For tickets, sponsorship and more information call 821-6700 or visit www.100bmchatt.org.


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