A star-studded gala honoring and reconnecting with legends who have made significant contributions within their respected field meanwhile raising funds for the American Diabetes Association
January 17, 2013 (Newswire.com) - Today, the Legendary Awards announced the eight honorees for its third annual star-studded gala. The Legendary Awards honor legends that have made significant contributions within their fields such as music, sports, politics, entertainment and more.
"This year's celebration is very special to us. It feels good to support organizations such as the American Diabetes Association and utilize their platform to raise funds for health research and advocacy infiltrating our households and communities," says John Wilkins, Executive Producer of the Legendary Awards. "Ultimately, the goal is to improve the health of our communities meanwhile having legendary performers honor and perform for legendary nominees creating a platform for generations of legends who have yet to be honored. This thereby allows us to reconnect the past history with the present.
This year's Legendary Awards honorees will be celebrated at the fabulous Fox Theatre, in an award ceremony taking place on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 8:15 p.m. in Atlanta, Georgia.
This year's show hosted by power couple, Actress, Mrs. Shannon Morris - Conley and Writer, Director and Actor, Mr. David M. Conley. The show will feature a 12-piece Orchestra, special musical performances, and former Legendary Brand Ambassador and NBA Hall of Famer, Mr. Dominique Wilkins passing the torch to Teddy Riley.
Other events taking place will be a Fashion Show on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 8:15 p.m. and the Legendary Health Fund and Initiatives taking place at Greenbriar Mall on Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. promoting Diabetes Awareness and offering free clinics for families. These philanthropic events will be benefiting the American Diabetes Association.
The 2013 Legendary Award honorees are: Brand Ambassor, Mr. Teddy Riley and his chosen Highlight Honorees Mr. Keith Sweat and Mr. Rasheed Muhammad, Media Icon Award Honoree, Ms. Jamie Foster Brown, Spotlight Award Honoree, Mr. Tommy W. Dortch Jr., Humanitarian Award Honoree, Ms. Parisa Khosravi, Life Time Achievement Award Honoree, Mr. Sugar Ray Leonard, Pioneer Award Honoree, Ms. Xernona Clayton, and The Legendary Award Honoree, Mr. Abdul 'Duke' Fakir of the Four Tops.
Previous honorees have included Pioneer Award Recipient, Ted Turner, Life Time Achievement Award Recipient, Deion Sanders, Humanitarian Award Recipient, Dr. S. Elizabeth Ford, Human Highlight Recipient, Elgin Bell and Jocelyn Dorsey, and Legendary Award Recipient, Dallas Austin.
For more information on the Legendary Awards, ticket purchase or donating to the American Diabetes Association, please visit www.legendaryawards.com
About The Legendary Awards:
The Legendary Awards was introduced to the world in 2010 by Visionary, Philanthropist and Entrepreneur Rhonda Wilkins. The concept was to provide a platform for "Living Legends" to be able to honor others that have made a difference in their life and/or career.
CEO and Creator, Rhonda Wilkins states that her passion for giving back started at an early age and that being apart of her church's organization gave her the knack for philanthropy. Additionally, she found joy in raising money for worthy causes in her church and community.
Fast forward to 1999, Wilkins successfully created Diva's Unlimited Inc., an event production boutique specializing in EVENT PRODUCTION | EVENT MARKETING. In 2009, Wilkins was approached by client NBA Hall of Famer, Dominique Wilkins to coordinate his 50th birthday celebration. Dominique's status as a basketball legend combined with such an important birthday milestone provided the perfect opportunity to launch the Legendary Awards. As a person known for turning her visions into reality, Rhonda eagerly accepted the task of creating and planning this event.
The Legendary Awards is dedicated to promoting empowerment of people working together to enhance and expand the awareness of a worthy cause.
We are growing!
Since its inception, the Legendary Awards host committee has implemented a few additional programs and initiatives that would help to raise awareness and funds for research for healthy living. In first quarter 2013, "We are looking to expand to help other organizations by creating our non-profit sector The Legendary Health Fund and Initiatives" states Wilkins.