Eddie George, football coach at Tennessee State University, is the speaker at the Legal Aid Society’s annual Breakfast of Champions virtual event, scheduled at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6.
Legal Aid Society is Tennessee’s largest nonprofit law firm.
Breakfast of Champions is held annually in conjunction with Legal Aid Society’s Campaign for Equal Justice, supporting the firm’s mission. This year’s campaign has a fundraising goal of $870,000. RVSP for the event at www.avcast.me/boc22.
George, who is also a former Tennessee Titans running back, will speak about how advocacy helped him overcome the adversity he faced throughout his childhood, as well as the importance of being an advocate for others.
His professional achievements include winning the NFL Rookie of the Year award in 1996, making the Pro Bowl four consecutive years (1997–2000) and assisting the Titans to an appearance in Super Bowl XXXIV.
“We’re delighted to have Eddie George join us as speaker for this year’s Breakfast of Champions event,” says DarKenya W. Waller, executive director of Legal Aid Society.
“His accomplishments both on and off the field epitomize how organizations like ours can help people transcend challenging circumstances to experience fulfilling, exemplary lives.”
The event is being co-chaired by former Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and her husband, Bruce Barry, Thistle Farms CEO Hal Cato and entrepreneur Michael Burcham.