The Sally R. Brasley Foundation, host the 1st Annual Weekend of Excellence

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(Columbia, SC) – The Sally R. Brasley Foundation presents the First Annual A Weekend of Excellence, August 13-14, 2021. A Weekend of Excellence will kick off with the SC Excellence Gala, August 13, 2021, that will begin at 7 pm at the USC Alumni Center located at 900 Senate Street, Columbia SC. Following a night of celebration, the foundation will host its annual Christmas in Summer event Saturday, August 14, 2021, from 8 am to noon at 2001 Marion Street. The day of community love will conclude with an afternoon of fun and fellowship with the foundation’s annual Nova Fest from noon to 10 pm at 2018-B Main St., Columbia, SC. Event sponsorship and souvenir program book ads are available.

The SC Excellence Gala will be a night to remember. This night of glamour and prestige will be a nice end to the summer while paying Honor to those that have made a meaningful impact within their communities and the state of South Carolina. This black-tie, formal extravaganza will feature a celebrity performance, special guest, and live music. It will be a night full of surprises. If you would like to purchase your exclusive ticket or a table for 8 please email, visit Eventbrite (2021 SC Excellence Gala), stop by beauty Art By Roy, Columbia SC or Deitres Hair Spa, Columbia SC.

The Sally R. Brasley will host their yearly Christmas in Summer event. This is one of the foundation’s most rewarding events and it will take place between 8 am and noon Saturday, August 14, 2021. As many know this event normally takes place in December but due to the pandemic it was postponed until it was safe for the community to come together. During this event, families will be able to receive furniture, clothing, packaged food, and many other hygiene and household items at no cost. The giveaway will take place at 2001 Marion Street (The corner of Marion St. and Calhoun St.). To register for this event please call (803) 875-1723 or email Please register early, items will be given out in order of registration.

The Weekend Finale, The Nova Fest, will take place from noon to 10 p.m. at 2018 – B Main Street (the corner of Elmwood Ave. and Main St.). This will be an event packed with great fun, great food, great vendors, and great music. Live music will begin at 4 p.m. featuring several local artists and well-known Grammy Award-winning performers. This festival will feature dozens of food trucks, exhilarating carnival rides and bounce houses for all to enjoy. The foundation will also give away school supplies throughout the day. This event is FREE and open to the public! Vendor spots are available. You can request a vendor application by emailing

The Sally R. Brasley Foundation was established in 2010 by Roger Brasley, Jr. in memory of his late grandmother Mrs. Sally R. Brasley. Mrs. Brasley committed her life to enriching and enhancing the lives of everyone that she came in contact with. Her lessons are still being passed on to hundreds of young adults to this day through the community outreach initiatives her beloved grandson, Mr. Roger Brasley, Jr. has committed his life to. The Sally R. Brasley Foundation is committed to enhancing the lives of young adults throughout the Midlands. In 2011, the Sally R. Brasley Foundation awarded its first Sally R. Brasley Giving Hands Scholarship to a young trailblazer and nearly 10 years later more than $1 million dollars have been invested in children, the community, and more than 9,000 families have been served throughout the state.

To become an event sponsor, purchase tickets, request a vendor application or partner with the foundation for the community giveaway, please call (803) 875-1723 or email All ticket sales and sponsorships will support the Sally R. Brasley Foundation Giving Hands Scholarship Fund.

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