National Alliance of African-American Athletes

The Watkins Award Gala


The Franklin D. Watkins Memorial Award is one of the most prestigious awards in the nation for African American high school senior male students. It is presented by the National Alliance of African American Athletes. Four finalists from across the country will attend the Gala, where the winner will be announced.

WHEN: March 7-9, 2019
Thursday: Reception for Watkins Award finalists and family members, 7 p.m.
Friday: Tour of Washington, 9 a.m.; Visit to National Museum of African American History and Culture, noon; VIP Welcome Reception, 6 p.m.
Saturday: Teen Summit, 10 a.m.; Watkins Alumni Session, 1:30 p.m.; Media Reception, 4 p.m.;
Red Carpet: 5 p.m.; Reception, 6 p.m.; Gala: 7 p.m.
Sunday: Brunch, 9 a.m.

WHERE: Hilton Crystal City

2399 Jerfferson Davis Hxy

Arlington, Va 22202


FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact The Alliance Executive Director Everette Pearsall at or 443-994-2769.