Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

January 28 2013

Johnnie White vs. Willie Benjamin Tennis Challenge

By Stacey Shafer, Director, Leadership Relations

jwwb_tennisIt was a balmy Florida night when Johnnie White and Willie Benjamin took Center Court at the Peabody Orlando for the Convening Leaders Tennis Challenge.  In the months leading up to the match, White traveled the globe for his organization’s programs, while Benjamin stayed in DC and honed his serve. This was to be an epic challenge - number one seed White against the upstart Benjamin. Spectators crowded around the court to see whose name would reign at the top of the leader board.

Despite a valiant effort, in the end, White prevailed. But Benjamin lives to play another day… What sport will it be next time?

Check out the photos on Flickr.

Thank you to all who came out to cheer on Johnnie White and Willie Benjamin as they faced-off on the tennis courts in Orlando!   Their spirited banter and competitive spirits took center court in this unique fundraising event to support the Foundation.   The event raised $9K to fuel the meetings industry through scholarships, education and research.

The PCMA Education Foundation congratulates Johnnie White for his victory in this match!   

A special thanks to the sponsors for making this event possible:

cmr Nexxt PSAV 
logo_web_Dallas2 Hyatt_Square marriott sanfrantravel

Lend your support today!

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