The 2023 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Hall of Fame Honorees includes Drayton Florence
ATLANTA, Ga. (May 31, 2023) – The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) is proud to announce its 2023 SIAC Hall of Fame Class set to be inducted on Wednesday, July 12 at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Georgia.
The 2023 SIAC Hall of Fame Honorees includes: the 1993 Alabama A&M Women’s Track and Field Team, Ernest McNealey (Allen University), Calvin Smyre (Fort Valley State University), Drayton Florence (Tuskegee University), Jeffrey Henderson (Stillman College), Arthur McAfee Jr. (Morehouse College), and Alex Percival (Morehouse College).
NEPTUNE BEACH, Fla. – Three hundred military families in need will be getting a little extra help for the holiday’s thanks to Winn-Dixie, the Greater Jacksonville USO and current and former Jaguars players.
Winn-Dixie, Jaguars’ defensive end Lerentee McCray and former Jaguar Drayton Florence donated 300 turkeys for a drive-thru food distribution Tuesday night in Neptune Beach.
This is something that I wanted to do,” McCray said. “I have a little extra time because I opted out of playing football this year due to COVID, so I wanted to give back to people in the city of Jacksonville and my hometown as well for Thanksgiving.”
Winn-Dixie representatives said they know 2020 has been a difficult time for many families, and Tuesday’s event is one of 22 events hosted by Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of Winn-Dixie and Harveys.
The company is giving away 8,075 frozen turkeys to communities throughout the Southeast to help the more than 50 million people, including 17 million children, who may experience food insecurity this year, according to Feeding America.
In spirit of the giving season, Drayton Florence and Freddie Swain tag-teamed an event at an Ocala, Florida Walmart that saw 40 children receive gifts for their Christmas.
Florence, a Vanguard High School alumnus and a 11 year NFL veteran. and Swain, a North Marion alumnus and a current University of Florida Gator, gifted the participants with a $100 gift card by way of their foundations in Florence’s “Shop With A Jock” event.
The Drayton Florence Foundation started the “Shop With A Jock” program in 2006.
The Drayton Florence Foundation would like to thank all those who assisted in making this another successful event.