The Gary’s Welcome the Championship Team Back to Florida as they Prepare to Play in a series of basketball tournaments
Shaw University Board member Willie Gary and his wife, Gloria Gary welcomed the Shaw University’s Girls Basketball team to South Florida. The Garys hosted a private dinner for the team at the Gary estate, located in beautiful Sewall’s Point, Florida. The championship winning team is in Florida to compete in a series of basketball exhibitions and tournaments.
The 17 member Shaw University Girls Basketball Team enjoyed live entertainment and a five-course dinner. The Garys hoped the gathering served as motivation and encouragement to excel in academics and on the basketball court.
“Gloria and I are honored to have the opportunity to open the doors of our home to the Shaw University Girls Basketball team,’ commented Gary. “These students have worked hard and played hard and they demonstrate the true meaning of teamwork and camaraderie. I’m so proud of their athletic and academic accomplishments and I wish them much success,” continued Gary.
Before dining at the Gary Estate, the Shaw Basketball team volunteered their time at Gertrude Walden Child Care Center. The team sorted Christmas gifts and cleaned the facility in preparation for the Holiday season.
The Gary Foundation
Known for his philanthropic endeavors, Willie Gary and his wife, Gloria Gary, founded The Gary Foundation, which provides college scholarships to at-risk students who wish to attend college. The Gary’s have donated millions of dollars to help Historically Black Colleges and Universities – including their alma mater, Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Shaw Lady Bears and coaches pose with Gertrude Walden Child Care Center Director, Thelma Washington (front center) and Chan Abney (first row far right) General Counsel and Director of Human Resources for the Law Firm of Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson & Gary, and P.L.L.C.
Shaw Lady Bears and coaches assisted sorting and wrapping the Christmas gifts for the Gertrude Walden Child Care Center