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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Athletes Against Drugs to hold celebration weekend at Hotel Arista and White Eagle Golf Club


Stedman Graham will be joined by a number of luminaries in the world of business, entertainment and sports to celebrate Athletes Against Drugs’ (AAD) 27th Anniversary celebration weekend, June 3 and 4 at Hotel Arista and White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville.

Confirmed guests include Smokey Robinson, Penny Hardaway, Mark Henry, Charles Oakley, Desmond Clark, Maurice Allen, Tobias Harris and Roland Martin.

The celebrity weekend will mark 27 years of AAD, founded by Stedman Graham, supporting youth in Chicago and across the United States. Sunday’s Dinner Gala will feature a cocktail reception, meet and greet at 6:30PM, then live auction and entertainment from X Factor contestant Elaine Gibbs, violinist Lee England, saxophonist Mike Philips, comedian Maz Jobrani, Art Beat artist Elliot and DJ Steve “Silk” Hurley.

AAD’s Celebrity Golf Challenge on Monday, now in its 18th year, will begin with 8:30AM registration and Shotgun start from 9:30AM, and will include a youth golf clinic followed by a tournament awards dinner at 3PM.

AAD programs have impacted the lives of thousands of youth across the country, with programs that include education, health and wellness, sports camps and events with keynote speakers and athletes. AAD’s aims to improve the lives of youth throughout Chicago and other major cities by instructing them on how to build healthy bodies, strong minds and to live a drug-free life.

Stedman Graham, whose new book is titled, Identity: Your Passport to Success (FT Press) is chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates, and the founder of AAD. Graham has a lifelong commitment to youth and community, and has authored eleven books including two New York Times best sellers.  As a businessman and educator, Graham lectures and conducts seminars for businesses and organizations around the country.

For more information visit http://www.athletesagainstdrugs.com.

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