Central Baptist College has announced the date for its Fourth Annual Scholarship Gala. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 28, at 6 p.m. at the Conway Expo Center. The black-tie optional event will be a celebration of “Fearless Faith.” The proceeds from the gala will benefit the Central Baptist College Scholarship Fund, which supports all institutionally funded scholarships.
The keynote speaker for the event will be Harry Miller, an Ohio State Football player who made national news when he stepped away from the game due to challenges he faced, both on and off the field. In March of 2022, he publicly announced, “I am medically retiring from football,” citing his mental health which almost caused him to commit suicide last year. Miller is an advocate who is self-described as “just a guy trying to help.” Miller was named one of the 22 members of the 2021 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. He earned this honor for his dedication to community service and the positive impact he has made on the lives of others.
“Each year, we seem to see an increase in the number of college students who identify with some type of mental illness. The statistics of depression and anxiety among young adults and college-aged students are concerning. This year, we want to address this issue in hopes of shining a light on this epidemic” said CBC President Terry Kimbrow. “I am excited for attendees to hear the encouraging message Harry Miller will bring.”
Event sponsorships begin at $2,000. For more information, to purchase tickets or to make a donation to the CBC Scholarship Fund, visit cbc.edu/gala or contact Director of Development Amy Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org or (501) 205-8934.