Players hit the links at HCC’s Minority Male Initiative Fall Golf Classic

Oct 14, 2013

It was a perfect day for the HCC Annual Fall Golf Classic, held Monday, October 14 at the at the Quail Valley Golf Course, 2880 La Quinta Dr., in Missouri City. The proceeds from the tournament benefit the HCC Minority Male Initiative’s effort to provide educational opportunities for Houston-area youth.

This year, 137 people participated in HCC’s Annual Fall Golf Classic, which made up 34 teams. Over $66,000 was raised for HCC’s Minority Male Initiative. These funds will benefit the MMI program as it helps Houston-area Black and Hispanic men finish their education and build a successful future for themselves, their family and their community.

Tournament proceeds go to the Houston Community College Minority Male Initiative Program to continue its efforts in providing educational opportunities for Houston-area youth. The primary scope of the program is to provide quality learning experiences that promote high school completion and postsecondary education for young Hispanic and African-American men.

The prevailing goal is to develop a sound foundation of learning activities that creates a college-bound culture and an interest in non-traditional careers for men of color. 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.

HCC's Vice Chancellor of Student Services, Dr. Diana Pino, on the importance of the 2013 MMI Annual Golf Tournament

Participants and spectators also had 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.

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