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The Walter Latham Foundation set to host the third annual Ervin Outlaw Plum Bowl

Greensboro, N.C. – In tough economic times when community events and scholarships are shrinking in size and being eliminated completely, the team at the Walter Latham Foundation is daring to live the dream of inspiring and educating Triad-area youth.

On Nov. 5 in Jaycee Park Football Fields, the Walter Latham Foundation will host about 550 youths in the third annual Ervin Outlaw Plum Bowl. The Plum Bowl, created to give youth football players a college bowl game experience, is the primary fund-raising source for the Ervin Outlaw Scholarship.

Though the Plum Bowl has lost title sponsorship for this year’s event, organizers are moving forward to provide a fun, family-centered event. Bowl participants will receive swag bags complete with t-shirts and other prizes while event goers will enjoy football, fellowship, a DJ, a marching band performance and more.

While only one team will win the bowl trophy, all the participants will walk away with tools to win in life. Participation in the bowl promotes team work and education while providing a safe, positive environment for families and members of the community to motivate and inspire our youth.

The Ervin Outlaw Scholarship, named after Latham’s grandfather, is given annually and provides partial scholarships to Guilford County high school seniors who have exemplified excellence both in and out of the classroom. Since 2008, the Foundation has awarded five partial scholarships and is looking to do a full, 4-year, in-state scholarship by 2015.


Founded in 2007 by Latham Entertainment founder, Walter Latham Jr. the Foundation was started to meet the needs of youths in Guilford and Martin counties in North Carolina. After receiving numerous requests from local schools, civic organizations and youth programs in need of financial and organizational support. Latham joined with others to provide financial assistance, mentorship programs and scholarships.