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Released 12/31/2002

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Publix Charities and BMW Manufacturing to sponsor
2003 Youth Program and Upstate College Fair

The Greenville Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has announced that the Publix Super Markets Charities and BMW Manufacturing of Spartanburg have agreed to sponsor the 2003 MLK Youth Program and Upstate College Fair. MLK Youth Program and Upstate College Fair will be held at Southside High School on January 18, 2003 at 10:00 AM. The Youth program, along the annual MLK Scholarship Banquet, is an annual part of the chapter's Martin Luther King celebration.

The Upstate College Fair will be conducted with admission representatives from local colleges and universities available to answer questions during the sessions. The Fair will include two panel sessions. The MLK Youth program seeks to honor deserving high school students who have excelled in five areas: Academics, Art, Athletics, Music, and Leadership.

Publix Charities is a return sponsor from last year and BMW Manufacuring is a first-year sponsor. More information about the Award Program and College Fair is available in the November news release .

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., is the nation's first African-American Greek-letter fraternity established by college students. Established on December 4, 1906 on the campus of Cornell University, Alpha Phi Alpha has more than 750 chapters worldwide with over 100,000 members. Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter is the Greenville chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha established in 1941.

Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. was established in 1966 by George W. Jenkins, Founder of Publix. The foundation focuses on youth and education. Charities' philanthropy is channeled toward nonprofit agencies with a special emphasis on United Way and its representative agencies. It also supports many other efforts in the communities where Publix Super Markets operates. For more information, please view their web site,

BMW Manufacturing Corp. of Spartanburg, South Carolina is the only production facility in the United States, and its first full manufacturing facility outside of Germany. Here is where all of the world's roadsters, coupes, and X5 Sports Activity Vehicles are created. BMW Manufacturing Corp. builds Z4s and X5s in a 2.3 Million Square-foot plant that employs more than 4,300 associates. Since its construction in 1993, the plant has added a $600 million expansion to meet ever-increasing demands from over 100 countries. For more information, please view their web site,

For more information about MLK Youth Program, please contact, either of the MLK 2003 Youth Program Chairmen, Bobby Clark at or Charles Beasley at


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