Officials with the Boys and Girls Club of East Mississippi announced Wednesday that Alabama head football coach Nick Saban will be the keynote speaker for the annual Celebration of Excellence Dinner.
"We feel honored and blessed that he's going to come here and speak in behalf of our children and our community," said club executive director Ricky Hood. "I think it's more of a community event than just a Boys and Girls Club event because for him to choose Meridian, Mississippi, to come on a limited schedule, we just feel honored to have him come. "
The dinner is scheduled for Wednesday, July 14 at the Frank Cochran Center. For ticket information, call the Boys and Girls Club at 601-482-2544.
Saban led the Crimson Tide to back-to-back undefeated regular seasons, as well as the SEC Championship, and BCS National Championship last season.