Fundraiser to be attended by Sherman Williams and Cornelius Bennett
The Second Annual Gala hosted by the Palmer Williams Group features a fundraising dinner with special guest Cornelius Bennett, former Alabama Linebacker and former Buffalo Bills All-Star. The Palmer Williams Group invites guests to attend dinner, bid on auction items of football memorabilia, and join in an intimate VIP reception on Friday, June 22, 2018, at The Battle House Renaissance Hotel in downtown Mobile.
Bennett will be the keynote speaker at this year’s gala, and will talk about his personal journey. An exclusive VIP reception will follow dinner for VIP guests to enjoy after-dinner drinks, a continuation of auction items and photo opportunities with former Alabama and Auburn football players. General admission tickets can be purchased for $100 for the Gala dinner, while VIP tickets are $175.
Palmer Williams Group Gala sponsorship opportunities range from a $5,000 VIP Meet & Greet Sponsor to a $500 Friend of Palmer Williams Group. Depending on the level, sponsorships include a variety of benefits, such as a personal introduction and photo opportunities with Cornelius Bennett, to sponsor signage and recognition on all radio and television spots.
Proceeds from the Gala benefit the Palmer Williams Group, whose goal is to provide youth development programs to assist and guide disadvantaged youth to overcome interpersonal obstacles, embrace family values, education, and avoid life’s pitfalls. Co-founded by David Palmer and Sherman Williams, former University of Alabama and NFL football players, Williams founded the organization in hopes to encourage at-risk youth and deter them from going down the wrong path in life. After leaving college early to pursue an NFL career, Williams returned to The University of Alabama 23 years later to complete his bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies with a focus on community leadership and celebrated graduation on Saturday, May 5, 2018.
Tickets can be purchased online at palmerwilliamsgroup.orgor at select Greer’s locations in Mobile, Fairhope, Pensacola, Florida, and Vancleave, Mississippi. Supporters who are unable to attend can support the Palmer Williams Group programs online by donating or by sponsoring a child for $110.