OFFICIAL MEDIA RELEASE:
NLLHOF Corvette 495 Beltway Charity Run II
April 29, 2017
The Negro League Legends Hall of Fame (NLLHOF) partnered with the Capital Area Food Bank www.capitalareafoodbank.org for the NLLHOF Corvette 495 Beltway Charity Run II on to bring awareness to the Mission for Meals Hunger Awareness Campaign in Prince George's County part of the CAFB Washington Region.
Special thanks to Martin Crosswinds of Greenbelt, MD for providing their parking lot and the early morning refreshments at our start point, clothed table and decorated with fresh flowers. Northwestern High School ROTC Air Force Cadets Prince George’s County presented the colors and Smooth Jazz artist Wake Campbell performed the National Anthem. Corporal Randy Green and other officers escorted 100 corvettes on the 495 Beltway to support the awareness effort. Financial Donors: Southern Soul Corvette Club, Baltimore County Corvette Club, Top Flight Corvette Club, Metro Vette Corvette Club, Elite Stylz Corvette Club, and WOW That’s It., and other corvette owners.
We raised $3,700 dollars equal to 9,250 meals, each 1 equals 2.5 meals, and the collective efforts of food collected was 2,956 lbs. for a total of 11,713 meals for children, seniors and families in need. The community should be our number #1 priority because they build cities that build nations.
Last year our Corvette Charity Run I 2016 was for Educational Toys & Books for the American Legion Auxiliary Department of MD www.ALAforVeterans.org serving veterans, members and military families in Prince George's County.
Next year 2018 we look forward to another charity from our communities that make a difference, the last Saturday in April for the NLLHOF Corvette 495 Beltway Charity Run III.
NEGRO LEAGUE LEGENDS HALL OF FAME
Annual East/West Vintage Baseball game
August 26, 2017
Prince George's Stadium (Home of the Baysox)
The Negro League Baseball All-Star Game, also called the East-West Game(s), was the brainchild of Gus Greenlee, owner of the Pittsburgh Crawfords. In 1933 he decided to match the Major League Baseball All-Star Game with Negro League players. He arranged for the fans to vote on the players that would participate and his original 1933 series grew into an annual tradition that continued until 1962.
We partnered with Prince George’s County Public Schools and as one of the many sponsors for the “Back to School Fair”and back-pack for our students the goal was exceeded to 11,000 back packs collected. The event included an auto/showcase for the parents and students also received 5,000 baseball game tickets that were donated to the school system.
Ceremonial "First Pitch" partcipants
Honorary Chair William Foster
The great nephew of the co-founder of the Negro National Leagues Rube Foster, and grandson of Negro League player William Foster. Both brothers were inducted in the National Baseball of Fame. Cooperstown, NY
James “Jake” Sanders Negro League Player Kansas City Monarchs
Gwen Courtney Daughter of Heavy Weight Champion Joe Lewis Barrow
known as the “Brown Bomber"
”Gunnery Sargent - "Charlie Myers"
Mr. Myers enlisted as a marine in 1944, at Montford Point boot camp. On June 28, 2012, Mr. Myers along with other marines received a goal medal directed by former, President Barack Obama honoring these men as the the original Montford Point marines and the 1st African Americans to serve in the United States Marine Corps.
Chief Stanley Johnson MNCPPOLICE Prince George’s County
Dr. Aminta H. Breaux Bowie State University, President