Meet James Williams

August 20, 2020

James “Quice” Williams is a Battle Creek native and a graduate of Battle Creek Central High School who went on to attend Olivet College. He studied Communications with a minor in Criminal Justice.

He later went overseas to play football in Poland and Germany. James now works in the District Attorney’s office in Fulton County, Georgia. Although he lives across the country, distance doesn’t stop James from giving back to his hometown.

In 2019, James organized a City Kids Day in Battle Creek. The event was filled with free fun for the community. Local sponsors, volunteers and organizations came together to provide food, live music, games and giveaways!

James was planning to host the second annual City Kids Day this summer, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was cancelled. “I was definitely looking forward to it, but I would rather keep people safe. It gives us something to look forward to for next year,” James said.

This year, James continued a tradition started by Battle Creek Central Coach, Jeff McGinnis. Every year, Coach McGinnis would give away packages full of food and personal hygiene items to graduating seniors. The late coach passed away, but James wanted to carry on his legacy. With the help of parents, friends and Battle Creek Central staff, he was able to provide care packages to over 50 high school seniors this year.

James has more community events planned for this fall! He will be doing a Trunk or Treat event for kids this Halloween and a Turkey Drive for families in November. He’s dedicated and intentional about giving back and being an asset to the Battle Creek community, even from far away.

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