Benedict AD Washington to receive NAACP award

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Benedict College athletic director Willie Washington is receiving an award from the South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP.

The organization said Washington will be presented Thursday with the Civic Leadership Presidential Citation for his support and accomplishments in fighting for equal rights.

Washington serves on several athletic committees, boards and foundations. He is a four-year member of the NCAA Division II management council, chairman of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s athletic director committee, the NCAA honors committee and the NCAA diversity and inclusion committee.

The state NAACP Freedom Fund Celebration is scheduled for Thursday night at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

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