27th Annual City of Tampa Black History Celebration to Honor Tampa’s Greatest Athletes

03/18/15

The 27th Annual City of Tampa Black History Celebration will take place on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 11 a.m. The celebration’s theme is “Celebrating African-American Sports Legends in Tampa Bay.” This cultural extravaganza seeks to honor Olympians, exemplary athletes, sports advocates, and coaches. The event hosted by the City of Tampa Black History Committee, Inc. (COTBHC), will be held at the Tampa Convention Center - Ballroom C, located at 333 South Franklin Street. This community-oriented event is free and open to the public. Parking is available for a fee in the Tampa Convention Center Garage. 

Joining Mayor Bob Buckhorn on the program will be Tampa City Council member Frank Reddick. The keynote address will be delivered by Clemmie Perry, Founder and Director of Women of Color Golf. The nationally-acclaimed Kuumba Dancers, jazz saxophonist Caleb Lattimore, and multitalented artist, Jacob Stevenson will delight and entertain the audience throughout the celebration.

The 27th Annual City of Tampa Black History Celebration can be seen live on City of Tampa Television (CTTV). CTTV can be found on Bright House Networks Channel 640 and Channel 15 on Verizon FiOS. Refreshments will be served following the program.

The City of Tampa Black History Committee, Inc. is a non-profit organization that promotes Tampa’s rich heritage and encourages scholastic achievement. Find us on Instagram and Twitter @COTBHC. For more information about the program, please contact Frank J. Crum at 813-679-1841 or via e-mail at Frank.Crum@tampagov.net.

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