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Welcome To The Inaugural ABIS Golf Fundraising Outing

The 1st Annual ABIS Golf Fundraiser Outing is to raise funds to Advance Blacks In Sports.  ABIS (Advancement of Blacks In Sports) was founded to connect and inspire people to boldly advocate for racial, social, and economic justice for Blacks in sports.  

ABIS Keys to Victory: Education, Racial Equity Research, Economic Sustainability, Equitable Hiring Practices, College Athlete Empowerment, Grassroots & Community Outreach, Voting and Civic Engagement.

Our golf outing will allow ABIS the means to do the business of being the voice of those whose voices are not heard.  


2021 Honorees

Ben Crump, ESQ

Heather Palmore, ESQ

Ben Crump, ESQ 

Benjamin Crump is an attorney of our times.  He has become the go-to advocate for families who have lost relatives to police brutality. He accomplished this by being fluent in the language of the church, tort law, racial inequality and what he deems “the media sphere,” paired with an indefatigable drive to be everywhere. (Washington Post, June 19, 2020)

Mr. Crump represents clients in some of the most important and contentious cases of our time, taking a place in legal history with his pursuit of justice.  His role in the Trayvon Martin, Martin Lee Anderson Boot Camp, Jannie Ligons (State of Oklahoma vs. Daniel Holtzclaw) and Robbie Tolan cases shows a legacy built around the idea that the Constitution applies to everyone, at every level of society.

Mr. Crump’s passion for advocacy has given him the privilege to fight for justice on behalf of the marginalized in our country, a calling to which he remains dedicated.

Mr. Crump has broken barriers in several legal organizations, serving as the first African-American President of the Federal Bar Association for the Northern District of Florida and the first African-American Chairman of the Florida State University College of Law Board of Directors. He is a member of the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, The Florida Justice Association, and many other groups dedicated to the law and the pursuit of justice.

Mr. Crump was born and raised in Lumberton, North Carolina, and is the oldest of nine siblings and step-siblings. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from Florida State University. He is a congregation member and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. He is married to Dr. Genae Angelique Crump, is the proud father of Brooklyn Zeta Crump, and the guardian of two adopted cousins, Marcus and Chancellor.

 


Heather M. Palmore is a partner in the New York office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.   Ms. Palmore is a seasoned trial attorney throughout the state of New York in both federal and state courts with over 100 jury trials to her credit and numerous bench trials. She handles a wide range of commercial litigation matters from inception through settlement, arbitration, mediation, and trial pertaining to construction defect, labor and employment, education law, nonprofit representations, municipal law and governmental liability defense, insurance defense, and automobile liability.  Ms. Palmore regularly works with scientific and medical experts, including engineers, scientists, physicians, accident reconstruction specialists, and other technical experts in the defense of catastrophic personal injury and property damage cases. 

Prior to joining QPWB and since 2012, Ms. Palmore was a senior trial attorney and claims specialist with CNA Financial Services and Nationwide Insurance, handling insurance litigation claims from inception through trial, discovery, depositions, and site inspections.  Previously, she was a partner/shareholder with a New York City, Wall Street law firm.  She was in charge of construction and labor law cases, commercial litigation, insurance law, employment, education, and municipal law.  For over 12 years she represented corporations, major insurance companies in the New York Tri-State area including the City of New York and numerous other public, private and not-for-profit entities; and accomplished over 100 trials to verdict involving insurance claims, labor negotiations, and employment contract issues. She commenced her legal career with the Queens County District Attorney’s office in 1995.  As a trial attorney, she amassed a conviction rate of over 97% with over 50 cases to verdict.   As assistant district attorney she represented cases involving major crimes and felonies on a variety of issues and offenses.

Ms. Palmore received her Juris Doctor, with distinction, from Syracuse University College of Law, New York in 1995 and Bachelor of Science, with honors, from Cornell University, New York in 1992.

Ms. Palmore is licensed to practice law in New York and is admitted in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

She is a presenter of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses for New York State Bar members on the topics of jury selection, trials, and trial practice. 

Cherry Valley Golf Club

Why We Chose Cherry Valley Golf Club

Nestled in a quiet neighborhood in Garden City, New York, centrally located in Nassau County Cherry Valley Club was established in 1916 and has become one of Long Island’s Premier Clubs. This remarkable, scenic facility is situated on 130 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds featuring an exquisite Devereaux Emmet designed golf course, and offers some of the finest golf amenities in the area in an easily accessible location. The Devereaux Emmet designed, link style course plays to 6843 yards from the championship tees (course rating 72.8 slope rating 130). In addition, the course has three other sets of tees that make Cherry Valley a pleasure and challenge for golfers of all abilities.