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ABIS To Host An Inaugural Awards Show to Honor Blacks in Sports

By: PRLog

LAS VEGAS - Jan. 19, 2022 - PRLog -- The Advancement of Blacks in Sports has partnered with all-star entrepreneurs and sports professionals to host a weekend of events to advocate for racial equity in sports. The events will take at the Resort World Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, from May 27-29, 2022.

The ABIS Champions and Legends Weekend begins with an exclusive Welcome to "Las Vegas" reception hosted by President Las Vegas Aces, Nikki Fargas. In addition to the reception, the weekend features professional development workshops, educational resources, interactive engagement, and a black-tie banquet and awards show featuring Shaquille O'Neil, Jackie Joyner Kersee, Dawn Staley, and more with live entertainment and a celebrity emcee.

UNLV president Keith Whitfield will also be involved with the Gala.

A "Blackout" Farewell Brunch concludes the weekend.

ABIS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that thrives on community support and fundraising. Their goal is to provide programs and services that eliminate structured, systemic barriers for Black student-athletes and coaches. The inaugural Champions & Legends Weekend is ABIS' leading fundraiser and speaks to their commitment to promoting equal rights and fair treatment of black people in all sports.

"It is about time that a Sports Award Show is done For Us, By Us. Some of our Great stars have gone unnoticed and been forgotten for far too long. ABIS believes it is time to recognize and honor these individuals. While we cannot Honor everyone all at once, it will be fun and exciting to start and figure out the process. Let's GO!" - Gary Charles

You can find more information about the events and their mission at


ABOUT ABIS: Founded by Gary Charles, New York's Godfather of Grassroots Basketball fostered a partnership with notable African Americans and social justice activists and allies to launch Advancement of Blacks in Sports, Inc. (ABIS), on September 2, 2020. ABIS is a non-profit organization with a mission to boldly advocate for a culture of equity and inclusion that results in the advancement of racial, economic, and social justice for Blacks in sports. ABIS Members include coaches, administrators, and athletes at all levels of sports, academicians, civil rights attorneys, social justice influencers, diversity, equity, and inclusion allies and advocates. For more see

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