FAMU NAA Roast & Toast Honors Parks & Crump

By: Press Release; Lanetra Bennett Email
By: Press Release; Lanetra Bennett Email

By: Lanetra Bennett
March 7, 2014

Tallahassee, FL - Community members have the opportunity to support FAMU scholarships while honoring two Tallahassee attorneys.

The 2014 honorees of FAMU Alumni Association's Annual Roast and Toast were Daryl Parks and Benjamin Crump.

Both men, who are hailed as the dynamic dual civil rights attorneys, were escorted by FAMU Marching 100 drum majors at Friday night's event at the Leon County Civic Center.

Proceeds will be used for scholarships and annual band and football camps.

Parks says, "I'm very happy to be honored. As most folks know, Ben and I give our all to try to do everything that we can do to help FAMU and we feel very strongly about that."

Last year, more than $15,000 in scholarships were awarded to deserving Leon County students. The chairman says the roast and toast has raised more than $100,000 over the ten years of the annual event.

Press Release

The Florida A&M University National Alumni Association/Leon County Chapter announces its 10th Annual Roast and Toast Fundraiser

The Leon County Chapter of the FAMU National Alumni Association is proud to announce its 10th Annual Roast and Toast to be held on Friday, March 7, 2014, 7:00 P.M. at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. The 2014 honorees are Attorneys Daryl Parks and Benjamin Crump.

Parks and Crump are nationally known attorneys who have become the dynamic dual civil rights attorneys in America. Together, Parks & Crump have been labeled the Johnnie Cochran of this Era. They have successfully represented national high profile cases such as MARTIN LEE ANDERSON, TRAYVON MARTIN, MARLON BROWN and currently KENDRICK JOHNSON. Their mottos are, "WE WILL HELP YOU TO FIGHT GOLIATH" and "JUSTICE FOR THE INJURED."

Proceeds from this annual fundraiser will be used for the Chapter's annual scholarships awards including the V.L. Elkins Scholarship, the Annual Band and Football Camps. The Elkins Scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen attending FAMU from Leon County. In 2013, the Leon County Chapter awarded more than $15,000 in scholarships to deserving Leon County students.

A portion of all donations will be tax deductible. Please make checks payable to the Leon County Chapter, FAMU NAA and mail to:

Leon County Chapter
FAMU National Alumni Association
P.O. Box 10136
Tallahassee, FL 32302.

The financial support will ensure that the Leon County Chapter continues to provide scholarships and assistance to students attending FAMU. The Public support is welcomed to help the Association honor two of Tallahassee's top civil right attorneys. For additional information, please call the Fundraising Committee Chair, Curtis Taylor, at (850) 251-3025 or email ctkoot62@gmail.com.

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