Eight Bibb County Scholar Athletes Selected to Receive the Al Lucas Memorial Scholarship

Staff Report From Middle Georgia CEO

Monday, April 29th, 2019

The community is invited to join us for the 13th Annual Al Lucas Memorial Scholarship Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 24th at 5:30 PM at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.  Eight students from Bibb County will be honored with a $1,000 college scholarship. A $25 donation is suggested. Charles Richardson, will deliver the keynote address to inspire the young athletes.

These young adults have distinguished themselves through their passionate commitment to their personal development on their campuses, and in their communities. “All of our recipients show great potential in leading the next generation and emerging as leaders in the Macon-Bibb community,” CFCG Scholarship Director Monique Pitts-Taylor said. “They demonstrate positive engagement in their schools and communities that sets them apart from their peers.  I am so excited to see what great the future has in store for them.”
The Lucas Family established the Al Lucas Memorial Scholarship Fund in 2005 at the Community Foundation of Central Georgia in loving memory of Al Lucas, a Macon native and extraordinary athlete who played for the Los Angeles Avengers in the Arena Football League.  Al passed away on April 10, 2005 while making a tackle during a football game.
This scholarship is open to student athletes graduating from any Bibb County public high school with athletic programs; preference is given to students with financial need.  Applicants much demonstrate a caring attitude, be of high moral character, and show characteristics of positive leadership and citizenship.  Students must, also, have a minimum 2.5 GPA to apply and be accepted to an accredited two or four-year College or University.