Legal Aid Society to host annual Breakfast of Champions event virtually on April 7

Mar 31, 2021 at 08:00 am by Voice Wire

Scott Hamilton

Olympic Skater Scott Hamilton is set to keynote Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands's annual Breakfast of Champions.

A fundraiser for Tennessee's largest nonprofit law firm, Breakfast of Champions is a free, virtual event from 8-9 a.m. Wednesday, April 7. A preshow will begin at 7:30 a.m. featuring a slideshow of sponsor videos, messages and donor spotlights. Online registration for the event is now open for anyone who wishes to attend.

Olympic figure skating gold medalist and U.S. Hall of Famer Scott Hamilton will be the featured speaker at the event, which will be emceed by NewsChannel5 anchor Jennifer Kraus. Several former clients will also speak about their experiences with Legal Aid Society, which offers free legal assistance to low-income individuals throughout Middle Tennessee and the Cumberland Plateau.

Hamilton's personal story of perseverance echoes Legal Aid Society's own 50-year history of legal advocacy on behalf of its clients across Middle Tennessee. In addition to his Olympic background, Hamilton is a cancer survivor who later established the nonprofit Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation to support world-class cancer research and high-quality patient treatment and care. He'll discuss the role that nonprofits like Legal Aid Society can play to improve the lives of those in their communities.

“We're grateful to have Scott join us to discuss how he's overcome adversity in his life, a message that resonates both for Legal Aid Society and for our clients,” said DarKenya W. Waller, executive director of Legal Aid Society. “He'll be a great advocate for Legal Aid Society's core mission, as we work to help individuals and families across Middle Tennessee confront legal challenges and receive equal access to justice.”

Breakfast of Champions is Legal Aid Society's signature fundraising, networking and mission awareness event, bringing together supporters and members of the Middle Tennessee legal community. It will officially kick off Legal Aid Society's 2021 Campaign for Equal Justice, which has been held annually since 1987 to support the nonprofit law firm's mission. This year's campaign goal is $870,000.

For more information about the free event or to register to attend, visit

About Legal Aid Society

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands advocates for fairness and justice under the law. The nonprofit law firm, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020, offers free civil legal representation and educational programs to help people in its region receive justice, protect their well-being and support opportunities to overcome poverty. It serves 48 counties from offices in Clarksville, Columbia, Cookeville, Gallatin, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Oak Ridge and Tullahoma. Legal Aid Society is funded in part by United Way. Learn more at or by following the firm on Facebook.

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