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King of Hoops Black History Awards Luncheon at The Salvation Army Atlanta
King of Hoops Black History Awards Luncheon at The Salvation Army Atlanta

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by Salvation Army)  

King of Hoops is hosting a special invitation only luncheon honoring two legends at The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center. NBA great Dale Ellis will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award and Carol Blackmon of MAJIC 107.5/97.5 will be receiving the Community Service Award.

Dale Ellis is a retired American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He holds the NBA record for most minutes played in a single game, when he scored 53 points in 69 minutes for the SuperSonics in 1989. “I was always a decent shooter,” Ellis said. “I grew up on the playground shooting one handed hook shots. I thought I was Kareem.” Ellis is remembered for his accurate 'catch and shoot' rhythm on the court.

Carol Blackmon is well-known for co-hosting V-103’s #1 rated morning show with Mike Roberts from 1990 - 1998. After leaving radio for a decade, she returned in January 2009 by joining Majic 107.5. “I felt a little bit of angst coming back because it had been a while. But when I came back, I really did feel very much at home,” Blackmon said. Blackmon is famed for her outstanding service to the Atlanta community, as well as being the host of the Georgia Lottery. 

Thursday 2/24 at The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center  967 Dewey Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30310