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Annual Grady Young events start Friday
Foundation to host golf tournament, scholarship gala and more over two weekends
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Grady Young Memorial Scholarship Weekend

What: Gospel music extravaganza

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Antioch Baptist Church, 1010 Mill St. SE


What: Golf tournament

When: 9 a.m. Friday, March 18

Where: Reunion Country Club, 5609 Grand Reunion Drive, Hoschton


What: Father-son fellowship brunch

When: 10 a.m.-noon, March 19

Where: Antioch Baptist Church, 1010 Mill St. Se, Gainesville


What: Scholarship gala

When: 6 p.m. March 19

Where: Fair Street IB World Academy cafetorium, 695 Fair S. SE, Gainesville


What: Worship service

When: 11 a.m. March 20

Where: Cross Plains Missionary Baptist Church, 3230 Cross Plains Road, Gainesville

The 13th annual Grady Young Foundation Memorial Scholarship weekend will include events on two weekends this year — starting Friday with a gospel music presentation.

The other events, including the golf tournament and scholarship gala will be held March 18-19.

The foundation will honor school counselors and administrators during its weekend events.

The foundation provides scholarships to students with the event’s proceeds. Sixteen scholarships are expected to be presented this year, Gwenell Brown, the weekend’s coordinator, said. In 2015, 17 students received scholarships. More than 150 scholarships have been awarded during the foundation’s history.

Kicking off the foundation’s annual event is a “gospel music extravaganza” at 7 p.m. Friday. It will be at Antioch Baptist Church, 1010 Mill St. SE, Gainesville, and will feature the Savannah State University Wesleyan gospel choir and other community and church choirs.

It is the first year the foundation has scheduled events on two weekends. Brown noted Savannah State is on spring break this week – and the choir is available.

The weekend of March 18-20 will include the golf tournament Friday, a brunch and the scholarship gala Saturday and worship service Sunday.

The GYF annual Memorial Scholarship golf tournament will start at 10 a.m. Friday at the Reunion Country club, Hoschton. Registration starts at 9 a.m.

The father-son brunch is set for 10 a.m. to noon March 19 at Antioch Baptist Church. It is not limited to men – women and girls are welcome.

The scholarship gala will be at 6 p.m. at the Fair Street IB World Academy cafetorium. Donations of $50 per person; $25 per student and senior citizen, are require. RSVP is required by March 13.

The worship service is to be at Cross Plains Missionary Baptist Church at 11 a.m. March 20. The church is the home church of Grady Young and his family.

Honorary chairpeople for the weekend events are Gainesville Ward 3 council member Barbara Borders Brooks and Hall County District 4 commissioner Jeff Stowe.

For information, call Brown at 678-617-7371, or email

The Grady Young Foundation Inc. was established in the memory of the late Deacon Grady Young of Gainesville. Its mission is to provide spiritual and financial support to the Gainesville-Hall County community. The foundation aims to support the community through scholarship, job training, research, collaboration, service and political empowerment.

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