Hank Aaron to speak at TC's Founders' Weekend
by Aziza Jackson
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Legendary baseball player Hank Aaron and his wife Billye are scheduled to speak at a Nov. 3 banquet as part of Talladega College's annual Founders' Weekend.
Legendary baseball player Hank Aaron and his wife Billye are scheduled to speak at a Nov. 3 banquet as part of Talladega College's annual Founders' Weekend.
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TALLADEGA — Hall of Famer Hank Aaron and his wife, Billye, will be the guest speakers for Talladega College’s Annual Founders Weekend Celebration.

The weekend celebration will consist of activities to draw TC alumni, family and friends of the college together to commemorate its founding.

The Aarons will speak during the Nov. 3 evening banquet.

Aaron, a native of Mobile, had one of the most consistent offensive careers in baseball history, with 3,771 hits and 755 home runs.

Aaron played for the Milwaukee Braves from 1954 to 1965, the Atlanta Braves from 1966 to 1976 and the Milwaukee Brewers from 1975 to 1976.

College President Billy Hawkins said he got to know the Aarons when he was president of Texas College, before he came to Talladega. Billye Aaron is an alumnus of that college, and Hawkins went to meet them to ask for their help with fundraising. He said they helped with a very successful effort there, and he was very pleased they agreed to speak at the 145th anniversary event for Talladega College.

A table for local representatives of the Boys and Girls Clubs — an organization Aaron supports — is planned for the event.

Tickets will be made available to the public.

For more information about the Annual Founders Weekend Celebration and the schedule of activities, call Alumni Affairs at 256-761-6205 or 256-761-8832.

Contact Aziza Jackson at ajackson@dailyhome.com.