Charity Golf Event to Benefit Boys & Young Men of Color.
Washington, DC, June 25, 2019 — On Monday, July 1, 2019, My Brother’s Birdies hosts their inaugural charity golf classic to benefit, My Brother’s Keeper (MBK), at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, Potomac, Maryland. The fundraiser, powered by presenting sponsor Lexus, aims to increase awareness of My Brother’s Keeper’s local Prince George’s and Montgomery County chapters.
“We are creating pathways and opportunities for success for the next generation of boys and young men of color; so that they may reach their full potential and have a positive impact on their communities,” says Robert Johnson, Executive Director of My Brother's Keeper (Prince George's County Network).
During the event, MBK will promote the success of young men in the MBK network. Participants will include leaders in the business, entertainment, athletics, and political arenas for a day of golf and community engagement. The First Tee of Greater Washington, DC, will perform golf clinics for youth participating in the MBK Program. 100 Father’s Inc. of Washington, DC and Jacob's ladder Inc. of Prince George’s County will teach them the fundamentals and principles of fellowship, integrity, discipline, and leadership in the game of golf.
“We’re using the game of golf to engage new community partners to rally around the critical initiatives and programs,” says Justin Harrison, program director with My Brother’s Birdie Charity Golf Classic. “The classic is a vehicle for the next generation of young men to learn and play golf, and provide mentors an opportunity to connect with them.”
Funds raised through the My Brother’s Birdies Charity Golf Classic will be donated to the MBK Network and the three local MBK affiliate organizations: MBK Prince George’s County and MBK Montgomery County, focusing on mentorship, college readiness, job creation and reducing gang violence.
My Brother’s Birdies Golf Classic sponsors include Lexus, Nightcap Advisors, Uptown Magazine, Mati Energy Drink, The David & Mikel Family Foundation, Coca-Cola and TaylorMade Golf.
Golf Classic Information:
Monday, July 1, 2019
8:00AM – 5:00 PM
10:00AM Shotgun Start
TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, 10000 Oaklyn Dr., Potomac, MD 20854
For press inquiries, please contact Mercy Chikowore at [email protected], 803-347-6905
For sponsorship opportunities and more information about the classic, please email: [email protected]
For more information about MBK, please contact Robert Johnson: [email protected]
About My Brother’s Birdies Charity Golf Classic
The My Brother’s Birdies Charity Golf Classic aims to increase awareness of My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiatives, to recruit attendees for mentorship opportunities, and more. Our mission is to promote the success of young men and women of color in the MBK Alliance network by bringing together leaders in the business, entertainment, athletics, and political arenas for a day of golf, fellowship and community enrichment.
About My Brother’s Keeper Alliance
President Obama launched My Brother’s Keeper in February 2014 to address persistent opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color and to ensure all youth can reach their full potential. In 2015, the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance) was launched, inspired by My Brother’s Keeper, to scale and sustain this mission. In late 2017, MBK Alliance became an initiative of the Obama Foundation. Within the Obama Foundation, MBK Alliance focuses on building safe and supportive communities for boys and young men of color where they feel valued and have clear pathways to opportunity.
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