The Jerry C. Johnson Foundation will host a Centennial Birthday Celebration for former coach Johnson on Wednesday, June 20. The celebration is a fundraiser to generate dollars to provide scholarships for students at LeMoyne-Owen College.
Coach Johnson served as head basketball coach for 46 years and his work and legacy will be recognized.
Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway is the keynote speaker and is the new head coach of the University of Memphis Men's Basketball Team.
Jeffrey Higgs, treasurer, said, "Coach Johnson represents academic and athletic excellence for hundreds of young women and men who he taught and coached...his time at LOC, should not only be celebrated, but etched in the history of our nation. This legendary man learned the game of basketball from one of the gentlemen who invented the game."
For more information about the Jerry C. Johnson Foundation, contact Jesse Chapman, chairman, at 901-435-1478; or Clint Jackson at 901-435-1238.