Olympic Gold Medalist Legend and Renowned Humanitarian Dr. Tommie Smith To Be Honored at Adonal Foyle’s 4th Annual KLF Gala Dinner
ORLANDO – NBA veteran player Adonal Foyle will be hosting his annual Kerosene Lamp Foundation Gala Dinner & Caribbean Fête Tuesday, April 9 at the Orange County Regional History Center in Downtown Orlando to celebrate 10 years of service reaching 6000 at-risk youths.
The annual Gala, sponsored by ZTE, Metro PCS and The DPM Firm, serves as a fundraiser to benefit KLF programs that mentor and empower at-risk youth in Orlando, FL, Oakland, CA, and the Caribbean.
The exclusive event will boast a night of prominent business executives, celebrities and community leaders, delicious food, live music, and a live and silent auction. Serving as the Master of Ceremonies will be Dante Marchitelli, who is the Radio Manager of all Magic entities, Sideline Reporter for Fox Sports Florida and host of Magic Drive Time on AM 740.
KLF’s Beacon of Excellence Award will be presented to renowned Olympic Legend and Humanitarian Dr. Tommie Smith who has enjoyed a distinguished career as an educator, coach, athletic director, and activist. Dr. Smith’s historic achievements have shaped him as a nationally and internationally distinguished figure in American history.
During the historic 19th Olympiad held in Mexico City, in the summer of 1968, Tommie Smith broke the world and Olympic records with a time of 19.83 seconds and became the 200-meter Olympic champion. As the Star Spangled Banner played during the medal ceremony, Tommie Smith and John Carlos stood on the victory podium, draped with their Olympic medals, and each raised a clinched fist, covered in a black leather glove in a historic stand for human rights, liberation and solidarity. This courageous, unexpected worldwide event propelled Tommie Smith into the spotlight as a human rights spokesman, activist, and symbol of African-American pride at home and abroad.
“I‘m really excited to be honoring Dr. Smith at our event. He embodies the spirit of my Beacon of Excellence award and is a wonderful example to the next generation of how you can use your athletic ability to make a difference,” says Adonal Foyle.
Tickets are $165 for an individual, $315 for a couple, and $1280 for a table of 8 which includes a gourmet meal, open bar, gift bag, entertainment, and parking. All tickets must be purchased in advanced by April 3rd, 2013. For more information please visit www.KLFevents.com