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Hit N.I.C.K.’s CAMP Balls and Help Kids Battling Cancer

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 March 2016 19:29 Tuesday, 29 March 2016 19:07

NICK's CampEach year, more than 15,000 kids and young adults are diagnosed with cancer. The Chiera Family Foundation has teamed up with Bridgestone Golf, so now, by playing golf with a special golf ball, you can make a difference. By purchasing a N.I.C.K.’s CAMP golf ball, you can help kids who are battling cancer attend a special summer camp called NICK’s CAMP, send young adults who have beaten cancer to college, and even teach young cancer patients life lessons and golf through The First Tee of Broward.



LPGA Pros Join Golf Fore Africa in Fight for Clean Water

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 March 2016 19:57 Tuesday, 22 March 2016 19:47

Golf Fore AfricaOn March 14, 28 LPGA pros played in Golf Fore Africa’s 9th annual Scottsdale Pro-Am at Pinnacle Peak Country Club raising $150,000 to bring clean water to 10 communities in Zambia, Africa. LPGA pros who participated included Stacy Lewis, Brooke Henderson, Allison Lee and Angela Stanford. They were also joined by Arizona Cardinal Larry Fitzgerald and his former Cardinal teammate Andre Roberts.



From the Fringe: Teens Survive After Airplane Crashes on Kansas Golf Course

Sunday, 20 March 2016 22:26

plane crash on golf course in Wichita, KansasCanadian Press

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two teenagers were able to walk away from a rented airplane that one of them was piloting when it crashed onto a Kansas golf course, narrowly missing nearby homes.

A 17-year-old boy was flying the 1966 single-engine Mooney when it came down on the 14th hole at the Tallgrass Country Club, Wichita police said. An 18-year-old woman also was aboard.



RBC Canadian Open Launches 5K Run

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 March 2016 02:21 Wednesday, 16 March 2016 02:13

RBC Canadian Open 5K RunGolf Canada in conjunction with Landmark Sport Group, Inc., announced the launch of the inaugural RBC Canadian Open 5K.

The five kilometre run or walk along the grounds of 2016 RBC Canadian Open host venue Glen Abbey Golf Club will take place on Saturday, July 16, 2016, beginning at 9:00 am. Open to the general public including golf fans, runners, walkers and recreational enthusiasts of all ages, the RBC Canadian Open 5K will be celebrated as part of the 107th playing of Canada’s National Men’s Open Golf Championship.



From the Fringe: PGA Member Renee Powell Receives Women of Power Legacy Award

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 March 2016 22:57 Sunday, 13 March 2016 22:48

Joyce Payne, Vanessa Williams, Renee PowellHOLLYWOOD, Florida (Bob Denney/The PGA of America) — There’s 2,700-plus miles separating Hollywood, California from Hollywood, Florida, but the glitter isn’t indigenous to the West Coast. Three inspiring women were in the spotlight Thursday night in the Sunshine State.

PGA and LPGA Professional Renee Powell of East Canton, Ohio; entertainer-actress Vanessa Williams and Dr. N. Joyce Payne, founder of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, were recipients of the Women of Power Legacy Awards. It was an Academy Award-like evening hosted by Black Enterprise before more than 1,000 guests at the Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood.

Black Enterprise’s 11th Women of Power Legacy Award ceremony showcased the talented and the exceptional. The Women of Power Legacy Awards recognize outstanding impact, achievement, and leadership by women in business, the arts, education, government, and other influential areas.



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