Proceeds benefit HCC’s Minority Male Initiative
Houston Community College is teeing up for this year’s Annual Fall Golf Classic Monday, October 14 at the Quail Valley Golf Club, 2880 La Quinta Drive. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the shotgun start kicks off at 8:30 a.m. This year’s proceeds will benefit the HCC Minority Male Initiative’s effort to provide educational opportunities for Houston-area youth.
The MMI program aims to promote high school completion and postsecondary education for young Hispanic and African-American men. The goal is to develop an interest in receiving a college education and pursuing a non-traditional career for minority men. Through its Minority Male Initiative, HCC is checking the diminishing presence of young Black and Hispanic males on college campuses and in corporate America. Through outreach opportunities, young minority men will have the resources to pursue a degree for a multitude of career options.
Houston Community College’s MMI hopes to raise more than $100,000 for its programs. Golfers will play a shotgun start in which every player hits from the tee, the best tee shot is selected and each player continues to hit off the best shot throughout the game.
Participants and spectators will also have the opportunity to bid on items in a silent auction during the golf tournament. Proceeds from the silent auction will also benefit HCC’s MMI program as it guides young Houston-area Black and Hispanic men to finish their education and secure successful futures for themselves, their families and their communities.
This year’s donations to the tournament include a Double Eagle Sponsorship from Horizon Group International, an Eagle Sponsorship from University Copy Center, Barnes & Noble Booksellers and Jacobs, and a Birdie Sponsorship from AUTOARCH Architects and Academy Advertising Specialties & Awards.
For more information about multi-level sponsorships or individual playing spots, go to www.hccs.edu/golf or contact Rodney McLaurin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.718.8558, or Don Washington at email@example.com or 713.718.8584. For media inquiries, contact Diana Sanders at 713.718.5440.