The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center (MLK Center) announced today that they are proud to be one of five nonprofits awarded a charitable donation from the Audrain Concours Foundation from the inaugural 2019 Audrain’s Newport Concours & Motor Week.

The MLK Center says that they received $15,000 at last Friday’s premier of the documentary “Best In Class: The Making of a Concours d’Elegance” at Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center. The Edward King House Senior Center, the Newport Boys & Girls club, The Autism Project, and the Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation were also awarded charitable donations from the Audrain Concours that evening, according to the MLK Center.

“We congratulate the Audrain Concours for a very successful first year,” said Heather Hole Strout, the Center’s Executive Director in a statement. “We’re very grateful for this donation to help sustain the MLK’s life-changing community, hunger, and education programming in Newport County.”

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