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County Recognizes Minority Golfers
Mecklenburg County's Renaissance Park Golf Course will host the Minority Golfers Annual Pro Am Golf Tournament July 10 - 11, 2004. The annual event raises awareness and funds for the construction of the Minority Golfers National Museum & Hall of Fame in Charlotte.

June 17, 2004

Charlotte, NC - Mecklenburg County's Renaissance Park Golf Course will host the Minority Golfers Annual Pro Am Golf Tournament July 10 - 11, 2004. The annual event raises awareness and funds for the construction of the Minority Golfers National Museum & Hall of Fame in Charlotte.

Renaissance Park Golf Course, 1525 West Tyvola Road, is a 290-acre, 18-hole championship facility that provides a fair test for players of all skill levels. Any interested golfer can register. Registration forms, prizes and other information can be found at www.parkandrec.com or by calling 704-336-5476 or 704-575-9309.

Entry fees include tickets for lunch and the Saturday night banquet, two rounds of golf, carts and range balls:

Pros: $300 (Two categories: regular and senior)

Amateur: $135 (49 and under)

Senior amateur: $125 (Two categories: 50-64 and 65 and above)

Ladies: $125.00

The deadline to register is July 1, 2004. The banquet will be held on Saturday, July 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wachovia Atrium. The speaker is U.S. Representative Mel Watt. Tickets for the banquet only are available for $40.

The theme of the banquet is "Minority Golf: Past, Present and Future in Mecklenburg County." Representing the past will be the recognition of the "Revolution Golf Course Nine," nine men who played the first desegregated round at the course. Local minority golf professional Andre Springs will represent the present, and local youth golfers are the future of minority golf in Mecklenburg County.

The Minority Golfers Annual Pro Am Golf Tournament is sponsored by Renaissance Park Golf Club, Hyatt SouthPark, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department and the Minority Golfers National Museum & Hall of Fame, Inc.

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Media contact: Peggy Brown
704-336-5058
brownpl@co.mecklenburg.nc.us

Media contact: Alex Burnett
704-432-0361
burnear@co.mecklenburg.nc.us




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