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Tee off to help de­serv­ing stu­dents hop­ing to be­come lawyers. The sec­ond an­nual “Char­ity Open” will take place Oct. 19 at The Pres­i­dent Coun­try Club, 2300 Pres­i­den­tial Way in West Palm Beach.

The event will be hosted by The Ger­ald A. Wil­liams Legacy Foun­da­tion, a non­profit that pro­vides schol­ar­ships to stu­dents to help ad­vance them­selves in the field of law. Pro­ceeds will ben­e­fit the Ger­ald A. Wil­liams Esq. Law Acad­emy Schol­ar­ship Fund at the Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion for Palm Beach and Martin Coun­ties, and the Ger­ald A. Wil­liams En­dowed Me­mo­rial Schol­ar­ship Fund at the Univer­sity of Florida Levin Col­lege of Law.

“Last year’s in­au­gu­ral event paved the way for this vi­sion to be­come a re­al­ity,” said Carolyn L. Wil­liams, founder and chair­woman of foun­da­tion. “We are hope­ful that this year’s ‘Char­ity Open’ will help in­crease our com­mu­nity pres­ence and giv­ing in an even greater way.”

The “Char­ity Open” is $150 per per­son or $500 for a four­some. Tick­ets to the lun­cheon only are $50.

Spon­sor­ships are still avail­able. The cost is $12,00 for ti­tle spon­sors; $7,500 for gold; $5,000 for sil­ver; $4,000 for bronze; $6,500 for lun­cheon spon­sors; $4,000 for awards spon­sors; $3,000 for break­fast spon­sors; $1,000 legacy donor; and $500 for hole 18 spon­sor­ships.

The Ger­ald A. Wil­liams Legacy Foun­da­tion was cre­ated in 2010 in honor of the work and tire­less ef­forts and con­tri­bu­tions of the late Ger­ald A. Wil­liams. From be­ing one of the first African Amer­i­can grad­u­ates of the Univer­sity of Florida Col­lege of Law in1975, to be­ing the first black in­ductee into its pres­ti­gious Her­itage of Lead­er­ship Recog­ni­tion So­ci­ety in Fe­bru­ary 2012, Ger­ald’s pro­fes­sional and so­cial ac­com­plish­ments have made an his­toric im­pact across Florida.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the event, call 877-252-2577, ext. 222 or visit www.gawlf4char­ity.org.

Dennis Gal­lon, left, and Yolanda Cash Jack­son

Al­lan Daw­son

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