Epochs of Courage African American Golf History Mobile Truck Exhibition will tour in a 53 foot double expandable vehicle with approximately 1000 square feet of exhibit space designed to give visitors an educational, fun and memorable experience. Projected to launch in 2020, there will be at least 13 tour stops during a 12 month interval.
Tour sites will include school districts, college and university campuses, community and golf events, national conferences, and more. Through interactive activities, interesting objects, memorabilia and factual information, Epochs of Courage will bring more clarity and recognition to a rich history yet to receive the accolades so well deserved. Consumer admission is complementary.
In general terms, the tour will follow the sun to take advantage of more favorable weather conditions.
Telling the story of African American golf legendary and unsung heroes, Epochs of Courage provides the opportunity to immerse one's self into a cultural side of golf that has not only affected the sport of golf, but also America's civil liberties since the late 1800s. Stories of struggles to obtain equality to play golf and equal access to golf courses will have a profound positive impact to encourage youth and adults, to rise above circumstances and excel beyond their wildest expectations. Epochs of Courage showcases what passionate, determined and motivated people can do when presented with obstacles that block interests and dreams.
Epochs of Courage honorary co-chairs Renee Powell and Jim Dent join in the mission to educate, raise awareness and preserve the history of African American golf.
LPGA/PGA Member Renee Powell is the second-ever African American LPGA Tour Member and one of seven females to become the first female members at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, Scotland. Powell is head golf professional at Clearview Golf Club (East Canton, Ohio). Through the hard work and dedication of Powell's parents William and Marcella Powell, the family-owned Clearview Golf Club is a vital part in the preservation of not only African American golf history and heritage, but also to American history.
Jim Dent, former PGA Tour and Champions Tour Member, played on tour for more than 35 years. Dent currently ranks 35th on the Champions Career money leader list. "I am humbled to be a part of this one-of-a-kind history making project," said Jim Dent, 12 time Champions Tour winner. "To take this history throughout the United States year around, a history that I am privileged to be a part of, is very special. I hope our stories will inspire others to conquer barriers and achieve their goals."
A cross-section of professionals have united to help make this historical project come to fruition. The list includes retired NBA players Emmette Bryant of the 1969 Celtics Championship Team and former Cleveland Cavaliers player Terrell Brandon, former PGA of America Business and Community Director Earnie Ellison, retired Washington D.C. attorney Barbara Whiting-Wright and Bill Neal, sole owner of Woodbridge Golf Club (Mineral Wells, West Virginia).
Such a unique mobile tour creation is being made possible by a collaboration between Epochs of Courage Exhibition Founder/Project Administrator Ramona Harriet, Designer Brenda Barton, MRA Experiential Tours and Equipment, Epochs of Courage Board of Advisors, PGA Member Quincy Heard, and Debert Cook, Founder/Publisher African American Golfer's Digest.
Summit Golf Foundation, a non-profit qualified to receive tax deductible contributions to promote the mobile exhibition, is the Project Promoter. Heard is Summit Golf Foundation's CEO and Founder. MRA Experiential Tours and Equipment is turn-key provider of the mobile tour project design, development and logistics team. "African American Golfer's Digest" is national media partner.
The mobile exhibition project design and development process takes approximately six months. Private and corporate financial support is needed to "Get This Show On The Road". Funds will go toward the mobile exhibition's design, construction and operation. Money is being raised for the first operational year; however, long term goal is for this mobile tour to travel across the United States for years to come.
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A GoFundMe campaign has been established to raise funds to support this project. Donations may qualify for a tax deduction. All monies go directly to Summit Golf Foundation, the project's promoter. Thank you for choosing to donate to support the African American Golf Mobile Tour Truck Exhibition.