AABE Atlanta to Host 12th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament
Funds to benefit metro Atlanta area students
ATLANTA – Sept. 11, 2014 – The Atlanta chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy® (AABE) will host its 12th Annual James K. Davis Scholarship Golf Tournament on Friday, Sept. 19, at Flat Creek Country Club located at100 Flat Creek Road in Peachtree City, Ga. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., and a shotgun start will commence at 9 a.m. All funds raised will benefit metro Atlanta area students who wish to pursue post-secondary education in science, technology, engineering and math-related fields.
“Over the years, our golf tournaments have proven to be very successful events that help students ultimately fulfill their dreams and advance their careers,” said Rodney Russell, president of AABE Atlanta. “Because of events like these, this year, we were able to award approximately 38 students with more than $35,000, and we look forward to increasing that number next year.”
Twenty years ago, the Atlanta chapter of AABE established a scholarship program to provide financial assistance to local high school students. Many of the funds were made available through the efforts and generous support of AABE Atlanta’s founding member James K. Davis, for whom the scholarship is named. To date, the AABE’s Atlanta chapter has awarded $475,000 in scholarships to 420 metro Atlanta students.
With more than 130 members from 30 utilities, distributors, infrastructure providers, and other energy-related companies, the Atlanta Chapter is one of 10 AABE chapters in the Southeast region. AABE is a national association of energy professionals founded and dedicated to ensure the input of African Americans and other minorities into the discussions and developments of energy policies, regulations, research and development technologies, and environmental issues. For more information, please visit us at www.aabe.org/atlanta.
Contact: Delitha Morrow Coles for AABE Atlanta
Kristie Swink Benson
Delitha Morrow Coles