According to Gateway to Opportunity Luncheon Co-Chair Gina Betts and Lisa Cooley,
Family Gateway is excited to have Earvin “Magic” Johnson, NBA legend, philanthropist, and business powerhouse, as keynote speaker for the Gateway to Opportunity Luncheon on Friday, October 19. Proceeds from the luncheon will support Family Gateway’s mission to provide stability and life-changing supportive services to children and families affected by homelessness. We are thrilled that philanthropists and basketball fans Lisa and Kenny Troutt are serving as honorary chairmen.
As a child, Johnson was strongly influenced by his parents’ work ethic. His father was an assembly worker at General Motors and collected garbage, all to support their nine children. Johnson’s love for basketball developed at a young age; he spent most of his free time practicing and perfecting his game, and later became one of the greatest and most beloved NBA players of all time. As the visionary guiding Magic Johnson Enterprises, he continues to show us how passion and persistence are keys to overcoming adversity.
The mission of Family Gateway is to provide stability and life-changing supportive services to children and families affected by homelessness. We have seen the tremendous difference that Family Gateway makes in the lives of homeless individuals and we are asking members of the community to help raise critically needed funds by supporting the Gateway to Opportunity Luncheon.
We would love for you to join us as a sponsor and or host a table. Sponsorships can be purchased online at familygateway.org/events/gto.