Samuel L. Jackson is among the participants lined up for True Colors Theatre's Celebrity Golf and Gala event.
Samuel L. Jackson is among the participants lined up for True Colors Theatre's Celebrity Golf and Gala event.
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Kenny Leon (Holler If Ya Hear Me), artistic director of True Colors Theatre Company, will host a group of celebrity guests for a two-day event of entertainment and golf to raise funds for the company's education programs including the National August Wilson Monologue Competition for high school students.

The festivities will begin the morning of May 19 at the exclusive Golf Club of Georgia. Golfing participants will join Kenny Leon and Samuel L. Jackson as they battle it out for the "Kenny Cup." The day will include a continental breakfast, ladies golf clinic, a buffet lunch, raffle prizes, and awards reception in the clubhouse.

On the evening of May 20 the celebrities and gala guests will gather for an exclusive party that will include dinner, cocktails, a silent and live auction, and celebrity entertainment including a performance by Grammy Award-winning artist Stephanie Mills at Tony Conway's Flourish in Atlanta.

Celebrities set to participate include Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Julie "Dr J" Erving, Glynn Turman, Tavis Smiley, Earl Billings, Tory Kittles, Eugene Lee, Flex Alexander, Malik Yoba, Duke Fakir, and more.

The August Wilson Monologue Competition celebrates the writing of the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning playwright. Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company inaugurated the competition in 2007.

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