The American Negro League Baseball Association was founded in 2007, by Legends William H. Greason, Robert “Bob” Veale, John Mitchell, and the late Jessie Mitchell.This 501C3 was established on a two-fold mission – to unite legends across America in their own professional organization and to leave a lasting legacy to the underprivileged children of the community. This inspired the founding of Project H-E-L-P- HISTORY , ENTREPRENEURS, LEADERSHIP PROGRAM.
Leading the way in establishing this initiative is one of the most renowned Black Barons in Birmingham’s history. William H. Greason is one of the three living Black Barons from the notorious 1948 World Series championship team. Dr. Greason’s accomplishments include: being the first African American to cross the color barrier for Oklahoma City. There he is referred to as their Jackie Robinson and has been nominated to be inducted into their Hall of Fame. He also received the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor for his valor and service from the Obama administration
August 22, 2014, Greason and the American Negro League Association will again make history. In the upcoming event “Honoring History and Living Legends”, they will launch their community initiative Project HELP at the Birmingham Sheraton East Ballroom B at 7 p.m.. The evening will begin with a silent auction at 6 p.m. There will also be an unveiling of a one of a kind, limited edition signature print by world renowned artist Ronald Scott McDowell of an “Icon on Canvas.” The Keynote speaker will be MLB’s Jerry Manuel, former manager for the Mets and White Sox .
Come dine with the legends, enjoy special entertainment and “Experience the Legacy.” General admission: $50 VIP: $100, Tables: $500. Tickets at J.B.’s House of Fashion at 1630 3rd Ave. West; firstname.lastname@example.org; Facebook American Negro League Baseball Association.
For more information call: 205-601-6416 or 205-602-0793.