gerald-williams-web.jpgWEST PALM BEACH (BLACK PR WIRE) — Organizers say the Gerald A. Williams Legacy Foundation Charity Open is set to take place on Saturday, Oct. 19 at The President Country Club, 2300 Presidential Way in West Palm Beach.

Proceeds will finance endowed memorial scholarships established in 2010 and 2011 to benefit Florida students, and to honor the late Williams’ commitment to education, law and the community.

Williams’ lifelong work spanned more than 30 years in the areas of labor and employment law and public education, serving as counsel to numerous school boards. His advocacy for public education and justice inspired many teachers and students, and helped to empower men and women throughout Florida.

In recognition of his distinguished leadership and contributions to the legal profession, government and education, Williams in 2012 became the first African American inducted into the University of Florida Levin College of Law Heritage of Leadership Recognition Society. 

“We are excited about this second annual Charity Open,” said Carolyn L. Williams, chairperson and founder of the foundation.

“The 2012 tournament was in large part the vision of Gerald’s friends and colleagues, who graciously signed on as host committee members, and devoted time and resources to help the foundation host a successful first event. The Charity Open netted $20,000 that went to the endowed memorial scholarships for Florida high school and college students.” 

“The feedback we received from sponsors, golfers and many others paved the way for the committee’s vision to grow,” said attorney Yolanda Cash-Jackson, 2012 committee co-chair. “We are confident the 2013 Charity Open will be another successful event that serves to further the foundation’s vision of building positive legacies for future generations.” 

Registration for the Gerald A. Williams Legacy Foundation Charity Open is $150 per person and $500 for a foursome. Sponsorships at various levels are available. The foundation and event Host Committee invite all citizens who support distinguished student leadership, service and academic achievement to join them for a day of golf, recognition and fun.

For other details call 1-877-252-2577, ext: 222 or visit