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B-ball Great to Deliver Inspirational Speech in Gary

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Next Monday, April 28, 2014, the Gary Community School Corporation is teaming up with a legendary NBA player to host a special event at the Genesis Convention Center.  
Chelsea Whittington of the City of Gary says Former Los Angeles Laker great, Earvin “Magic” Johnson will deliver the  inspirational message “A Gary Promise.”  Whittington says the "promise” is to provide scholarship opportunities for students who meet Indiana Core 40 requirements with a minimum GPA of 2.5.  The fund will also support mentoring and enrichment programs, student leadership development training and career awareness projects for all grades. 
The school corporation's ultimate goal is to accomplish a 100 percent graduation rate and assist students with identifying a post-secondary certification or training programs.  “Like Magic Johnson, “A Gary Promise” is visionary. It is urgent that we lay a solid foundation for improving the quality of life in urban areas,” said Dr. Cheryl Pruitt, Superintendent of the Schools. “It starts with preparing all students for college and career opportunities.”
 
WHO:             A Gary Promise Delivered by Earvin Magic Johnson
WHERE:          Genesis Convention Center
                        One Genesis Plaza (Off 5th Avenue and Broadway)
WHAT:            Benefit dinner to provide money for scholarship opportunities
WHEN:            6 p.m. Monday, April 28, 2014
 
The evening will include dinner, an inspirational message from Magic Johnson, a silent auction and entertainment.
 
Tickets are $75 per person. A table is $750. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Tickets are available through the Gary Community School Corporation Service Center, 620 East 10th Place, Gary, IN 46402 or by calling (219) 881-5481.
 
For more information, visit our website at www.garycsc.k12.in.us.


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