This tournament is put on by the Cobb Bar Association to provide scholarships for deserving students entering any field connected to the law. So far over $200,000 of scholarships have been awarded, with $35,OOO.OO having been awarded this year. The stories of success are fantastic with students attending Duke, Berkeley, Morehouse, UGA and Ga. Tech as well as Chattahoochee Tech and John Jay School of Forensics. Some are now lawyers in Marietta, Atlanta, Washington D.C. and New York City. One in New York won the New York City Bar association Award for Pro Bono work and has been named YOung Lawyer Alumni of the year by Duke University Law School. One is working on her Ph. D. in criminology and securtiy and is just returning home from several year in Afghanistan where she was Chief Security officer for Special Operations. There are many more.
Every penny raised by the Bar goes to the stuents, there are no administrative costs because the Marieta Schools Foundation manages the money and the payments to the students without charge to the fund. This scholarship is in memory of Alexis Grubbs, the daughter of, now, Senior Judge Adele Grubbs who was a rising Senior at Marietta High School when she died in an automobile wreck. She wanted to be a lawyer. Her father, who died when she was 6, was a very rpominent lawyer in Marietta, Milton Grubbs