L.E.A.D.‘s 2nd Annual Dinner With Champions Celebration at Turner Field’s 755 Club
was held on November 20th, the organization honored Michael Russell and Sam Bacote with Legacy Builder Awards for their many contributions to the Atlanta Community.
An Atlanta native, Michael Russell and his family are no strangers to civic leadership in the Atlanta community. An accomplished engineer, Michael serves the community through various organization including the Georgia State University Athletic Association Board, Children’s Healthcare Foundation Board and 100 Black Men of Atlanta.
Sam Bacote has served in the Peace Corps and was named as one of the twelve Most Notable Returned Peace Corps Volunteers in Business. Mr. Bacote serves on several community boards including the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Community board that has been instrumental in the transformation of Hughes Spalding Children’s Hospital into a Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta facility.
L.E.A.D. also selected its annual Community Partner Award recipients. The following individuals have been instrumental in helping L.E.A.D. carry out its mission in the Atlanta Community:
Kathy Brandt (Rotary), Chuck Dowdle (680 The Fan/Dickey Broadcasting), Tom Hughes (Hope Beckham), Lincoln Martin (Professional MLB Scout), Victor Menocal (Excel Sports Management), Walter C. Thomas (Tommy’s Barber Shop).