Praise 102.5′s Darlene McCoy had the pleasure of hosting Deion Sanders’ star-studded Black and Red Gala, held this past Sunday at 200 Peachtree in downtown Atlanta. The gala supports Deion’s TRUTH foundation and its mission to help youths through sports and education.
TRUTH is part of Sanders’ nonprofit called the PrimeTime Association, named for the former Brave and Falcon’s popular nickname. Several celebrities attended the gala, including Grammy-award winning artist Ne-Yo and legendary Atlanta TV anchor Monica Pearson, who retired last week.
The party also included a live auction of items such as an autographed Michael Vick Falcons jersey and signed memorabilia of Hank Aaron, the former Atlanta Brave who held the title of Home Run King from 1974 to 2007.
The event was part of the third annual TRUTH sports weekend in Atlanta, which included the PrimeTime Celebrity Softball Challenge in Lithonia and the TRUTH Sports Youth Football Tournament in Stone Mountain.