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Join us for the 2022 C.M. Newton Classic, presented by Legacy Credit Union, on Saturday December 17 in Birmingham! This year’s neutral site game will feature the Alabama men’s basketball team vs. Gonzaga in the second annual C.M. Newton Classic. The game will take place at Legacy Arena at the BJCC.

The C.M. Newton Classic game honors former Alabama men’s basketball head coach C.M. Newton. Newton was not only known for his coaching accolades but the impact he made on and off the court. Newton stood for courage and was the first coach to put forth an all-Black starting five and recruit players like Wendell Hudson.

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As a part of this year’s game, we are excited to to launch the Legacy Builder Campaign. The Legacy Builder campaign focuses on highlighting nonprofits in the Birmingham area who are building a legacy focused on diversity and inclusion initiatives, just as C.M. Newton did.

Local businesses can nominate Birmingham-area nonprofits for their work in diversity and inclusion as a part of the Legacy Builder campaign. Those who nominate an organization will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire about the organization and explain the positive work and influence they are making through their initiatives and programs. 

The Legacy Builder application is now open and will close later this fall. Legacy Credit Union will announce the four organizations selected as Legacy Builders during the C.M. Newton Classic game. The Legacy Builder organizations will receive a $2,500 donation as they continue to build and foster legacies based on promoting diversity and inclusion in the Birmingham community. The Legacy Builder Application will closed Monday, October 17 at 11:59 p.m. CST. 



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