Capstone Legacy

7:30 PM

Monday night I had the chance to attend the Russell/Muscogee Chapter of The University of Alabama Alumni dinner. The guest speaker for the evening was Gene Stallings, former Alabama National Championship coach for the Crimson Tide. My dad's firm bought a sponsor table, allowing us to arrive early and meet Coach Stallings.

Me with Coach Stallings

Ezell, Chancey & Raiford, LLC Sponsor Table with Coach Stallings

After the meet and greet, we went into the main ballroom where there were hundreds of Bama fans, exciting to see here in Auburn country!

After dinner Coach Stallings spoke and he reaffirmed my love for Alabama football. He is just a statue of a man. What I liked about him most was even though he's a coaching all star, he spoke mostly about his son, John Mark Stallings. Johnny had Down syndrome and passed away last year. He told so many sweet and funny stories about John Mark's life. His speech reminded me that we make life way too complicated. We need to slow down, love our family and enjoy this life God has given us.

If you'd like to read more about John Mark Stallings click here.

Siran Stacy, Alabama former running back, also spoke. He pumped up the crowd and closed the evening out with Alabama cheers that had everybody shouting, "Roll Tide Roll!"

With Siran Stacy

A few more pictures from the night:

One of my former students, Megan

Dad with Coach Stallings

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for football season! I hope you enjoy watching college football this weekend, no matter who you're cheering for!

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  1. Looks like a wonderful night! The story about Coach Stallings son gives me chills! I would have loved to hear his speech! I am always trying to remind myself to slow down and enjoy life- we know too well how fast it goes! Great post!

  2. What a wonderful man Coach Stallings is! He is definitely one of a kind! Roll Tide!

  3. Um...there is a certain unnamed sponsor of this event that I don't see a picture of! I'm just saying...

  4. The Trojans play tomorrow night and you know that's my team! GO TROJANS!!


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