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Golf / Tennis Invitational to be held in tribute to Althea Gibson will honor Shelia Johnson

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A Pro/Celebrity Golf/Tennis Invitational to be held in tribute to Althea Gibson will honor Shelia Johnson, former owner of BET, at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa o­n December 2 and 3, 2005.

Johnson has a major part in pro sports teams including the Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, and is the first female owner in the WNBA Washington Mystics.

Golf pros Lee Elder and Renee Powell will participate in the celebrity golf tournament o­n Friday December 2nd. Venus Williams will headline the tennis pro/am & exhibition, Saturday December 3rd. Tennis clinics for adults and children will also be available.

Ronnie and Debra Laws will perform at the black tie dinner gala o­n Saturday evening.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Lincoln Family Life Center, a non-profit organization that provides educational and social programs to youth and families in South Los Angeles.

For the golf/tennis invitational registration, black tie dinner or corporate sponsorship information visit www.lincolnfamilylifecenter.org or call 323-293-8535.

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