PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 28, 2015 — State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams will help to memorialize a great Philadelphia community leader and stress the importance for education during two public events, tomorrow, Saturday, Aug. 29, in Philadelphia.

During the first event, Sen. Williams will join City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, Jane Golden, the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and other public officials at the Cobbs Creek Recreation Center for the unveiling of the Johnny Sample Memorial Mural.

The late Overbrook High School graduate was the only professional football player in history to win AFL, NFL and World Championships.

Soon after that event, Williams will travel to 27th and Wharton streets for a back-to-school rally and concert called, “Don’t Shoot, I Want a Future,” where he will urge parents and children to work for the best education possible.

After the senator speaks during the second event, bookbags will be given away to students.

Media coverage is welcomed.

WHAT: Sen. Anthony H. Williams to speak at Johnny Sample mural unveiling and “Don’t Shoot, I Want a Future” event.

WHEN: 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 29, Johnny Sample Memorial Mural unveiling

3:30 p.m. (approximately), “Don’t Shoot, I Want a Future” back-to-school rally and concert (event is noon – 8 p.m.; bookbags given away at 5:30 p.m.)

WHERE: Mural unveiling at Cobbs Creek Recreation Center, 280 S. 63rd St.

Educational message at 27th and Wharton streets.


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