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Andre Ingram to be Featured Speaker at Times-Dispatch/Sports Backers Scholar-Athlete Awards on June 4

RICHMOND, VA – Andre Ingram, a Richmond native whose 10-year journey to the National Basketball Association and standout performance with the Los Angeles Lakers in early April captured the nation’s attention, will serve as the featured guest at the 2018 Times-Dispatch/Sports Backers Scholar-Athlete Awards Dinner on Monday, June 4. Ingram is a Highland Springs High School graduate and was the Times-Dispatch/Sports Backers male Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2003 before going on to a highly successful four-year career as a student-athlete at American University and embarking on his professional career.

The Times-Dispatch/Sports Backers Scholar-Athlete Awards recognize the Richmond region’s finest high school scholar-athletes, and the program, now in its 27th year, awards over $65,000 in college scholarships to 20 outstanding student-athletes, as well as awards to the male and female HCA Virginia Sports Medicine Comeback Athletes of the Year and Williams Mullen Team of the Year awards. New scholarships for 2018 also include the Cheryl Lockett Oliver Memorial Scholarship, to be awarded to one college-bound senior female, and the Raymond Delaware Patterson Memorial Scholarship, to be awarded to one college-bound senior male. Overall, the program has awarded more than $1,000,000 to 516 outstanding student-athletes from the Richmond area.

Tickets Now Available

Tickets for the Times-Dispatch/Sports Backers Scholar-Athlete Awards Dinner are available for $100 each. The deadline to order tickets is Tuesday, May 29, or when the event sells out, whichever comes first. For ticket information call Faith Hecht at the Sports Backers at 804-285-9495 x250 or email at [email protected].

Shannon Reeves and Andre Ingram

Shannon Reeves and Andre Ingram (Richmond Times-Dispatch)