Golf Legend Calvin Peete Will Be Featured at Drum Major for Justice Heritage Golf Classic Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on WashingtonCommunity News Atlanta, GA – As the nation pauses to commemorate the struggles and achievements since the 1963 March on Washington, it’s only fitting that golf legend, Calvin Peete, headline the annual Drum Major for Justice Heritage Golf Classic Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Presented by Dr. Evelyn Gibson Lowery and SCLC/Women’s Organizational Movement for Equality Now, Inc, (SCLC/W.O.M.E.N.), the tournament will take place 8:00 AM Monday, August 12, 2013 at the Durham Lakes Golf and Country Club, 156 Durham Lakes Parkway, Fairburn, Georgia 30213.
“Although progress was slow, the civil rights movement had a tremendous impact on golf,” says Lowery, founder and chair, (SCLC/W.O.M.E.N.). “Once the PGA of America removed the Caucasian-only clause, the door was open for African American’s to participate in professional tournaments. Calvin Peete drove through that door and became the most successful Black golfer until Tiger Woods emerged.”
Sponsored by Delta Airlines, the annual event will feature prizes including Delta Airline tickets, a silent auction, and reception. For entry requirements and sponsorship information contact SCLC/W.O.M.E.N. Inc. at 404-584-0303.
WHO: SCLC/Women’s Organizational Movement for Equality Now, Inc,
Dr. Evelyn Gibson Lowery
Calvin Peete & other golf pros
Arthur Johnson, celebrity promoter & manager
WHAT: Drum Major for Justice Heritage Golf Classic. Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of “The March on Washington
WHEN: DATE: Monday, August 12, 2013 TIME: 8 AM ET
WHERE: Durham Lakes Golf and Country Club
156 Durham Lakes Parkway, Fairburn, Georgia 30213
HOW: Registration is open to the public; contact SCLC/W.O.M.E.N. Inc. at 404-584-0303.
CONTACT: Media contact Edrea email@example.com/770.961.6200.
Founded in 1979, SCLC/W.O.M.E.N., Inc. is an independent 501©(3) nonprofit organization. , SCLC/W.O.M.E.N., Inc. currently provides a diverse array of services to improve and empower at-risk and low-income families in the Auburn Avenue neighborhood and surrounding areas of metro Atlanta. Programs include: youth mentoring, domestic violence education, HIV/AIDS education, computer training, and The Heritage Education program which includes taking students on a 2-day tour to Alabama March 1-2, 2014.
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