18th Annual Destiny Award Luncheon is a Slam Dunk: Featuring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will inspire and empower at the St. Philip’s School’s 18th Annual Destiny Awards Luncheon. Mr. Jabbar’s height and basketball career pale in comparison  to his stature as a thought leader. It is a monumental occasion to have him address the luncheon. Last month, he was keynote speaker at the inaugural Jazz Congress, discussing a renewed role of jazz in today’s society.

St. Philip’s School and Community Center will host its sold out 18th Annual Destiny Award Luncheon on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. in the Snyder Activity Center on St. Philip’s campus at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, located in South Dallas. Student showcase demonstrations will begin at 10:30 a.m.

The legendary Kareem Abdul-JabbarNBA’s all-time leading scorer, a six-time NBA champion and the league’s only 6x MVP, will engage in a live conversation moderated by former Dallas Maverick and sports commentator, Rolando Blackmanwith a message of Legacy, Love and Basketball.

 Mr. Abdul-Jabbar is one of a handful of influential and respected Black men in America who has a national platform as a regular contributing columnist for newspapers and magazines around the world. A NY Times best-selling author, he has written 14 books, including two recent memoirs: Becoming Kareem for young readers, and Coach Wooden and Me about his lifelong friendship with famed UCLA coach John Wooden.  His Emmy Award-winning HBO Sports documentary, Kareem: Minority of One, debuted as HBO’s most watched and highest rated sports documentary of all time.

Dr. Myron & Mrs. Barbara Watkins will receive the Humanitarian Award in honor of their exceptional work and long history of involvement in civic, educational, health, and cultural endeavors in the Dallas community.

St. Philip’s welcomes Lisa and Kenny Troutt as this year’s Honorary Chairs, along with Chairman, Peter Kraus, Co-Chair Courtney Flanagan and Co-Chair Ann Mahowald.

Destiny Luncheon’s 2018 major sponsors include:

$50,000: Lydia and Bill Addy

$25,000: Lisa and Peter Kraus, Diana and Todd Maclin, Mona and David Munson, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, Lisa and Kenny Troutt

 $10,000: Bank of Texas, Tom Fagadau, Craig Glick, Jerald Sklar and Jeff Zlotky, Liz and Tom Halsey, Lennox International Inc, Lottye and Bobby Lyle, Merrill Lynch Private Banking and Investment Group, Jennifer and Jon Mosle Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas, Robert S. Kaplan, Jewel and Roland Parrish, Nancy Perot & Rod Jones, State Fair of Texas, Sharon and Kneeland Youngblood

 Click here for a complete list of sponsors.

All funds raised will directly benefit services promoting Christian education, senior services, hunger, student engagement, and athletics. This event is SOLD OUT, however St. Philip’s is still accepting congratulatory donations at www.stphilips1600.org/donate

St. Philip’s School & Community Center is a private Christian school in southern Dallas serving over 200 students in grades PK2 through 6th grade (ages 2–12), and a multi-faceted community center, providing numerous athletic, educational and social services to approximately 2,000 children, youth, and adults annually.

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